This Aussie concertgoer’s 2014 is off to a painful start

Here's a painful reminder that we should all stop jumping into crowds in 2014.

Jun 24, 2020, 4:57 pm*

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Audra Schroeder 

Audra Schroeder

On New Year’s Eve, rapper A$AP Rocky was performing at the Origin Festival in Perth, Australia, when a fan nearly fell into his lap.

In this video, posted to YouTube by concertgoer Ashley Barnett, A$AP addresses the crowd and thanks them for a great year, before abruptly changing gears.

“Oh shit,” he says. “C’mon, man. Be careful, kid.”

The camera pans to a man hanging from the stage truss. After a few pleas from A$AP for someone to help him, he falls and lands right in front of the stage.

“He’s OK, he’s alive, y’all,” A$AP says after a few minutes. He then performs one last appropriate song: His hit “Fuckin’ Problems.”

The man, who somehow slipped past stage security, sustained “serious but not life-threatening” injuries. The tour’s director told The West Australian that “[s]lipping past security to go up there was really irresponsible and unfair on the crowd.” Here’s another video from a different angle, to show you just what a bad idea this was:

Can we all just stop jumping into crowds in 2014?

H/T HyperVocal | Screengrab via DJ Bonics/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 2, 2014, 1:17 pm