Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor recently appeared as a guest on The What Podcast and reflected on his thoughts on Travis Scott’s Astroworld tragedy. Then, Dailor recalled a similar incident that he experienced during a Rage Against the Machine show in 1993.
Most of you are probably familiar with what happened at Travis Scott’s festival as it highly occupied the agenda. During one of Scott’s performances, a crowd surge occurred which caused the death of at least ten people and many fans were injured.
After the tragic incident, Travis Scott was criticized for not stopping the concert. Later on, he stated that he couldn’t understand what happened while performing and also couldn’t hear the plea of the crowd to stop the show.
During his appearance on the podcast, Mastodon’s Brann Dailor reflected on this issue and said that these kinds of incidents happen rarely but of course, they should be taken seriously. Dailor explained that it is easier to control the situation in smaller shows but the festival crowd is very hard to handle.
Later on, the Mastodon drummer recalled a similar experience of him in one of Rage Against the Machine shows that he attended. Brann stated that there occurred a crowd surge again in that concert, and people started to fall on each other.
He was also one of the people who fell down, and people run over his head. Dailor remembers that he thought he would die at that moment and he felt really terrified.
Here is how Brann Dailor revealed his horrible experience:
“I can see how easily it could happen. I remember myself, going to see… I was in the pit for Rage Against The Machine in 1993 at Lollapalooza, and a bunch of people’s legs just kind of got locked. There was a bunch of people in front of me that was trying to get out of there because it just got real tight real fast and a whole bunch of people fell down and I was one of them.
I remember my face just going right into the dirt and people were just stepping on my head. I’m like, ‘I’m gonna die. I’m gonna die in this pit. This is insane.’ I finally pulled myself up out of there. Nobody helped me. It was really scary. So you can see how it can happen. It can happen like that in an instant. And then there’s nothing anybody can do. What a horrible, horrible situation.”
You can listen to the entire conversation below.