Billie Joe Amstrong publica su propio comunicado acerca de su actuación en Mad Cool

Billie Joe Amstrong publica su propio comunicado acerca de su actuación en Mad Cool

Fueron muchos los que no dudaron en lanzar sus críticas hacia la actuación de Billie Joe Armstrong y su banda Green Day en la noche del viernes 7 de julio en el festival Mad Cool. Minutos antes, Pedro Aunión, un acróbata que se encontraba actuando junto al escenario principal, perdía la vida en un trágico accidente y a los ojos de muchos asistentes. Un fatídico hecho que dejaba, sin duda, un halo de tristeza infinita en cada rincón del festival.

Aún sin aclarar los hechos y durante unos largos minutos de confusión, el festival, por motivos de seguridad (según aclaran en su comunicado oficial), decidieron continuar con el evento. Con retraso, comenzaba el que era el concierto de los cabezas de cartel de ese día, Green Day. En un primer momento, la situación parecía algo extraña y la noche continuaba como si nada hubiera pasado. Aunque no fuera así.

Green Day dio un concierto increíblemente enérgico como es costumbre, animando y acercándose a su público rodeados de júbilo como solo su música y su frontman saben hacer. Pero tras el evento, la pregunta rondaba las mentes de la mayoría de los asistentes: “¿Sabrán lo que ha pasado y aún así, han continuado?” La respuesta llegaba a los pocos minutos. La banda se hizo eco de la noticia con un tweet que confirmaba la ignorancia de los hechos ocurridos previos a su actuación.

Aún así, las críticas seguían lloviendo y Billie Joe Armstrong quiso decir algo más. Al día siguiente, con una imagen del homenaje que se hizo a Pedro Aunión durante el festival, dejaba claro su tristeza por la situación y aclaraba, una vez más, que la banda no fue informada de los hechos.

Last night at the Mad Cool festival in Spain there was a horrific accident. An acrobat by the name of Pedro was killed during his performance before Green Day played our show. We are so sad for Pedro and his family and we pray for them in this time of grief. I can’t imagine how much suffering the friends and family are going through. Many of you are wondering why we continued to play our show after the accident. Green Day did not hear about the accident until after our show was over. We didn’t even know there was an acrobat performance at all. these festivals are huge. There are so many things happening at the same time it’s impossible to keep up with every performer/artist.. We were in a back stage compound about a half mile away from the main festival stage. We were warming up ready to go at 11:25 pm. 15 minutes prior our tour management was told by local authorities to wait to go on stage because there was some sort of security issue. Security issues are a normal occurrence and procedure at any show.. we were NOT told why which is also normal. we waited as we were instructed. Still, We had no clue there was any such accident. We were given the ok. The band jumped into vans and drove to the main festival stage. This was to be the last show of our European tour and we were all so excited to play our hearts out one last time. We were on stage at around midnight and played around two and a half hours. Everything seemed normal. the crowd and fans had a good time. We got off stage and drove back to our artist compound. It was there when we were told the shocking news about Pedro. All of us were in disbelief. I don’t know why the authorities chose not to tell us about the accident before our concert. All we know is what was said after our concert. This has never happened in the 30 years Green Day have been performing live. If we had known prior to our performance we most likely would not have played at all. We are not heartless people. The safety and well being at any of our concerts absolutely comes first. What happened to Pedro is unthinkable. Once again we are heartbroken for his friends and family.

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