Artist Doja Cat stopped her set at Lollapalooza Argentina for almost five minutes this weekend, after noticing an attendee was in distress in the audience.
The festival was being held at the Hippodromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires and featured performances from other artists including The Strokes, Machine Gun Kelly, Miley Cyrus, ASAP Rocky and Foo Fighters.
US singer and rapper Doja Cat stopped midway through her song ‘Options’ and asked if someone needed help after noticing a section of the crowd.
“I love you guys, I really do,” she said, according to reports from Billboard. “We can’t have that happening.”
She added: “Listen, you guys. It’s nobody’s fault. This stuff happens. There’s a lot of people and people get crushed. It’s a lot.”
Safety at major live events and festivals have been at the forefront of discussions following last year’s Astroworld tragedy in Texas.
Ten people, aged between 14 and 27, died following a crush at the event as artists Travis Scott and Drake performed on stage.
Subsequent lawsuits were filed against Scott and promoters Live Nation. Plans for a safety task force were also announced by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Crowd Dynamics International, the observatories lead partner of a European-wide project, CrowdDNA, recently called for events and venues to participate in research looking into crowd behaviour.
Researchers will then use findings to implement efficient crowd management in urban areas, stadiums, at large events and even transport hubs.
The main goal of CrowdDNA is to analyse crowds of all scales, including the study of crowd motion, which will be able to reveal valuable information for safety.
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