Police scrambled to stop dozens of teens who tore down a fence to break into the Lollapalooza 2019 concert.
I just entered the park when this occurred. The lines to get into the park were over one hour long! It’s unsure if the kids were just tired of waiting in the long lines or they didn’t have tickets to get into the music festival. I saw police quickly running towards the side of the park where the stampede was occurring. Once the kids got into the park the police were unable to figure out if they purchased tickets or not so the majority of them was able to make it in, In a news article from Digg, the police did stop someone with a prosthetic leg.
This wasn’t the only chaotic scene at Lollapalooza that I got to witness. When one of the shows ended, the crowd immediately started evacuating to make it to the headliner in enough time. During this mass exit, people began shoving each other and eventually pushed me away from my group of friends. I could hear my friends scream ‘Just keep walking straight and we will meet you when it opens up more”. The only way to make it out one of those situations is to follow the herd. Pushing against it will just make you fall. I honestly felt like cattle being pushed to a certain area of the park. Here is a photo of how packed the crowds can be.