The final leg of the Australian Billie Eilish tour was almost cancelled on Tuesday night over an unruly mosh pit.
As The Music reports, police and promoters were forced to rush the stage following the support act FINNEAS to attempt to calm the all-ages crowd down after the mosh pit became too dangerous. Warning punters that if they did not take a step back from the barrier, the show would be cancelled.
Punters that attended the show took to social media to share their experience, claiming that the pit became a flurry of punching, scratching and elbowing punters.
“I was in the second ‘row’ of the mosh pit and was being pushed, shoved, had my hair pulled, elbowed in the ribs and could barely breath [sic] as my chest was being crushed,” a crowd member shared, via The Music.
Attendees took to the Facebook event page during the concert to beg people to take a step back.
One Facebook user took to the Riverstage Facebook page to share their experience of the show. “My daughter and some of her friends were crushed at the Billie Eilish concert last night. The girls were so frightened they were in tears,” they wrote. “My daughter said it was the scariest moment of her life.”
It’s disheartening to read that such a negative experience was had by so many at what would have been so many young kids first concert. Whilst we’re all aware how exciting and overwhelming being in the presence of one of your idols is, it’s important to take care of yourself and those around you. Everybody has the right to feel safe in a live music environment. Look out for yourself, and look out for those who might need it.
In related news, last week Billie Eilish took to Instagram to ask fans to stop groping her during meet and greets. In a story, Eilish detailed an incident that took place at one of her Australian meet and greets were a fan allegedly grabbed her boobs. Read more about it now.