Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter World Tour may have come to a close but that won’t be where the story ends.
Two women who attended her show back in December say they were trampled by a stampede, or “rushing mob” as they put it, after they arrived at the Chicago United Center venue early to get a glimpse of their heroine warming up on stage.
Instead of capturing memorable Instagram moments, the pair say they were met with several injuries including broken bones among other injuries.
Via CBS Chicago:
Raquel Castellanos and Gabriella Davidson, both “long-time fans of Beyoncé,” filed the suit against The United Center, Live Nation Entertainment and Beyoncé. Castellanos and Davidson allege that each contributed to the formation of a large, raucous and confused crowd that gathered outside the United Center before Beyonce’s performance.
Hours before the concert, general admission ticket holders and early admission ticket holders assembled in two gated areas near the area closest to the southeast corner of The United Center, the suit stated.
“As the hours passed, the group became larger, more dense and more anxious about how, when and where the gate(s) would be released and where ticket holders and fans were supposed to enter The United Center — none of which was explained,” the suit stated.
Castellanos and Davidson became concerned as the crowd grew and were “increasingly anxious” about how to react to a crowd rush since they were near the front, the suit stated.
Castellanos and Davidson are claiming Beyoncé, Live Nation and the United Center did nothing to prevent the calamity. Actually it was their lawyers who stated this, because well, that’s not Beyoncé job.
Regardless, it is a six-figure lawsuit and the story is still developing.