Corey Taylor took a moment during Slipknot’s performance, Thursday night, November 11 at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida, to speak on the tragic events that occurred during a crowd surge at the Travis Scott concert at the Astroworld festival in Houston, TX last week.
Ten people died and several are still fighting for their lives after the crowd at the Astroworld Festival surged during the set of rapper Travis Scott. Since then, dozens of lawsuits have been filed and questions remain unanswered about what happened.
Before “Wait And Bleed” Taylor brought up the Astroworld tragedy, saying this:
“I’m not gonna bring everything down but I feel like it needs to be said. One of the wonderful things about this genre, about this audience, about this family is that we look out for one another. This is supposed to be a place of celebration, of love and about looking out for one another. And everybody that’s ever been in a fucking mosh pit knows: if somebody goes down, you get ’em right the fuck back up. So I want you all to hold on to the memory of those eight souls that we lost. But I also want you to remember this: no matter what show you go to, if you’ve got eyes, you keep ’em open, you keep ’em focused and you look out for another.”
You may remember we told you about the Slipknot show where the band stopped the set earlier this month because of a raging bonfire that was started in the mosh pit by fans in Phoenix, Arizona. Slipknot was performing at the Ak-Chin Pavilion as part of its “Knotfest Roadshow” when they stopped their performance for 30 minutes to allow the fire department to put out the blaze.