Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor took control of a ruckus crowd in San Bernardino, California on Saturday.
The concert marked the second night of the heavy metal band’s Knotfest Roadshow. Slipknot was starting up their song “Get This” but Taylor called a halt to the performance. “I’m not starting this song until you motherf**kers back up!” he exclaimed. “We are all here together so back the f**k up.”
“No one is f**king getting hurt on my f**king watch!” Taylor shouted. “Do you understand me?”
Concertgoers took to Reddit after the fact to shed light on what exactly happened. “During the huge push on the first song a dude went down near me and was passed out face down on the ground,” wrote one fan. “Every time I pushed as hard as I could to get some room it instantly filled back up with people I was getting pushed on top of him too.”
“I was seriously worried this dude was going to die down there,” the fan added. “He was going limp then waking up and going limp etc. the whole time he’s just in a daze saying ‘help me please, help me please.’”
Fortunately, the fan and his friends managed to pull the hurt concertgoer out of the crowd. “Once we got him up he kept going back out of consciousness and almost falling back down,” the Reddit user wrote. “Hauling that dude from basically row four from the rail all the way to the back was tough but we saved that dude.”
Earlier in the day, a performance from supporting band Volbeat also got out of hand after two fans set fire to their t-shirts and waved them in the air at the centre of a moshpit. Security was forced to extinguish the flames and a later video showed security guards tussling with fans in a separate moshpit.
Slipknot’s sixth studio album We Are Not Your Kind is expected to drop next week.