Corey Taylor forced to stop Slipknot show as mosh pit gets out of control
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor was forced to stop a recent concert after the mosh pit turned ugly.
Performing at San Bernardino over the weekend as part of Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow 2019 tour dates, Taylor can be heard stopping the band mid-song and stating: “Back the fuck up. No one is fucking getting hurt on my fucking watch.”
He added: “Do you understand me? Back the fuck up. Now give me a scream, motherfuckers,” as the band stopped the music.
Footage of the show was uploaded to Reddit as commenters claimed young women were “trampled” and the chaos is said to caused “some to have seizures”.
“Kids and females were on the ground, hurt or unconscious, while people were still running around over them,” one Reddit user said. “If Corey hadn’t stopped the song it could of [sic] been worse.”
The user of the footage explained: “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.”
Another Slipknot fan added: “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.”
They continued: “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.”