Green Day reportedly ignore acrobat death at festival
Acrobat falls to his death at Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival before Green Day performed on stage
It is the saddest thing you could think to happen at a concert.
British-based acrobat, Spaniard Pedro Aunion Monroy was doing his extraordinary thing in the air before plunging to his death in front of 35,000 people.
It happened just before headlining act for Spain’s Mad Cool Festival, Green Day went on stage.
The talented acrobat was suspended in a cage 33 metres above ground before falling from the sky.
Festival goers were horrified as the watched the Pedro fall.
The footage is going viral on the internet.
Some festival attendees were gobsmacked at the fact that Green Day failed to mention anything before performing or that they even performed at all.
Lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, is obviously devastated at the news and posted an Instagram with a statement for the band.
“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…”
He ended the statement with another Instagram with the caption:
“We are also shocked and heartbroken for anyone that had to witness this tragedy.
"Sincerely, Billie Joe Armstrong.”
The statement was also published on their website.
Some fans were more understanding knowing that the ‘American Idiot’ band were completely unaware of the accident.
One user wrote:
“I cannot believe that people were slamming you for still playing, saying that you "must have known" and still carried on.
"It is so painfully obvious that if you guys knew about this tragedy then you would not have played.
"I am upset that your tour has ended on such a sad note especially after seeing you in Sheffield. "You guys rule.
Our thoughts go out to Pedro's family and friends.
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