Taylor Swift was set to carry out on the stadium from 17-19 November. She postponed the present on Saturday, after a fan died earlier than the beginning of her efficiency on Friday. Excessive temperatures have been recorded throughout Rio, with record-breaking numbers as much as 39.1°C.
Swift briefly paused the present in order that water might be given out to followers, and will later be seen throwing a bottle of water to the group whereas she was singing. Footage might be seen of the crowds chanting for water, as they had been unable to carry any into the venue, and there appeared to not have been entry factors for folks to get any.
Asserting to followers on her Instagram story, Swift postponed the present because of the unsafe warmth situations: “I’m scripting this from my dressing room within the stadium. The choice has been made to postpone tonight’s present because of the excessive temperatures in Rio. The security and wellbeing of my followers, fellow performers and crew all the time has to return first.” A fan video additionally exhibits Swift seemingly struggling to breathe after performing her hit “Bejeweled”.
Taylor Swift helps followers chant “Water” in an effort to get safety & workers to carry water to followers who had been struggling of dehydration.
The stadium the place the Brazilian present was held banned followers from bringing water bottles.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 18, 2023
The present’s organisers, Time4Fun (T4F), mentioned in a press release that paramedics had attended to 23-year-old Ana Clara Benevides Machado on the stadium on Friday night. In accordance with a pal, she handed out throughout Swift’s second tune, “Merciless Summer season” and skilled cardiorespiratory arrest. They took her to a hospital, however sadly, she died an hour later.
“I am unable to imagine I am writing these phrases however it’s with a shattered coronary heart that I say we misplaced a fan earlier tonight earlier than my present,” Taylor wrote on social media. “I am unable to even let you know how devastated I’m by this.”
Brazil’s justice minister, Flávio Dino, mentioned on X that the ministry would implement “emergency guidelines” relating to entry to water at exhibits and different public occasions. Whereas authorities are investigating the circumstances of the demise, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Eduardo Paes mentioned that the municipality will demand that the present’s manufacturing firm present new water distribution factors and extra ambulances, and that entry be superior by one hour.
Após o comunicado do adiamento do present de Taylor Swift, ocorreram arrastões entre os fãs no Rio de Janeiro, nas proximidades do estádio do Engenhão. Isso gerou tumulto, levando os fãs a procurarem abrigo tanto em uma lanchonete do Burger King dentro do próprio estádio. pic.twitter.com/hvrTpEHG8u
— Stevenson Soares da Silva (@StevensonSoare4) November 19, 2023
The postponement of Saturday’s present was adopted by chaos outdoors the stadium. As a mass of concertgoers left the realm, which is near the favelas of Rio, movies present teams of pickpockets focusing on them. Many concertgoers ran right into a Burger King for security. Different video footage exhibits armed police attempting to take management of the scenario.
On Sunday night, Swift performed “Greater Than The Entire Sky” as one in every of her shock songs within the acoustic section of the present. Followers imagine that this was in tribute to Machado.
It has additionally been reported by Rio’s police pressured that 25-year-old concertgoer Gabriel Mongenot Santana Milhomem Santos was stabbed to demise on a Copacabana Seaside at round 3am on Monday morning. Santos was the son of the deputy secretary of SAS (Secretariat of Social Help) of Campo Grande, Inês Mongenot.