Published Jul 29, 2019Mosh pits can be intense, but one got so crazy at a recent Slipknot concert that frontman Corey Taylor stopped the show.
Video has emerged online of the Slipknot singer shouting at the crowd in the pit to make space for paramedics, who were forced to enter the teeming mass of bodies to lend assistance at the band's San Bernardino show over the weekend.
"Back the fuck up! No one is fucking getting hurt on my fucking watch," Taylor yelled at the audience, while his bandmates all quit playing. "Do you understand me? Back the fuck up! Now give me a scream, motherfuckers!"
You can watch footage from the show below.
According to posts on Reddit, the paramedics were needed because the crowd got so crazy that people were starting "to get trampled and have seizures."
"Kids and females were on the ground, hurt or unconscious, while people were still running around over them," one Reddit user wrote. "If Corey hadn't stopped the song it could of been worse."
Another Reddit user wrote, "So the girl I zoom in on was getting crushed, so much so they could not pull her out. It was a good minute before Corey stopped the band and I started recording. It was kinda scary."
User MalnutritionUSA also described the situation like this:
Bro that was straight up insane at the start. During the huge push on the first song a dude went down near me and was passed out face down on the ground.
Every time I pushed as hard as I could to get some room it instantly filled back up with people I was getting pushed on top of him too. I was seriously worried this dude was going to die down there. I'm pretty beefy and luckily there was another huge dude right there too but it still took both of us giving it our absolute everything, for probably a minute or so, he was going limp then waking up and going limp etc. the whole time hes just in a daze saying help me please help me please.
Once we got him up he kept going back out of consciousness and almost falling back down, hauling that dude from basically row 4 from the rail all the way to the back was tough but we saved that dude.
There had to have been more too it was seriously sketchy at the start sounds like everyone went home ok though so I'm stoked.
Slipknot's new album We Are Not Your Kind will arrive on August 9 via Roadrunner Records. The band are out on a North American tour this summer, and you can see their upcoming tour dates here.