If you were at Megadeth’s show on Saturday in Paraguay, congratulations on being one of our more worldly readers. Also, sorry about that show. The band only made it seven songs before being forced to cancel the show due to security concerns. That concern was that the barricade broke and a woman nearly died before the band called it. The fans, of course, were unhappy about getting so little Megadeth for their money, and pelted the stage with glass bottles, injuring two crew members.
Dave Mustaine reacted to the situation, stating in a series of tweets:
“Dear Paraguay, after all three barricades broke and hundreds of fans crushed three security guards, almost killing one female fan, we regretfully had to cancel the show. Please understand that your safety is just as important as ours and after all the security went in The pit someone ran onto the stage, a bottle was thrown, and we’ll let you know as soon as we can reschedule and come back. Lo Siento This is out of our hands and we will make sure when we return to use a different venue, security and promoter. Again, Lo siento mucho.”
Mustaine even provided a picture via Twitter of a barricade held together by string. It’s no surprise the barricade collapsed. What makes less sense is why any stadium show would sell glass bottles. It’s completely understandable why the band pulled the plug, especially after Mustaine describes an unconscious girl being pulled from the crowd. It’s unfortunate the crowd reacted with violence, but the band did the right thing.
Barricade held by a string at Asuncion. Two crew hit by broken glass thrown by persons in audience. Disappointed 👎 pic.twitter.com/fKrKmyvLa5
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) August 21, 2016
[via Metal Injection]