After a 23-year-old Taylor Swift fan tragically died before her opening night concert in Brazil, other fans are speaking out about their traumatic experiences that unfolded at the show.
A Swift fan detailed the horrific events that occurred Friday night, as she described “sauna-like” conditions inside the scorching Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium.
“It was extremely hot. My hair got so wet from sweat as soon as I came in,” Elizabeth Morin, 26, told the Associated Press. “There was a point at which I had to check my breathing to make sure I wasn’t going to pass out.”
Morin said she drank plenty of water but saw “a good amount of people looking distressed” and others “yelling for water.” She said she was able to get water from the sidelines of the area she was standing in, but that water was a lot harder to access from other parts of the stadium, “especially if you were concerned about losing your specific position.”
During the show, Swift paused her performance and asked from the stage for water to be brought to a group of people who had successfully caught the singer’s attention,