As the terrible Astroworld tragedy continues to cast a shadow over the live music industry, at least one artist is taking positive steps. During a performance in Salt Lake City on November 13, SZA noticed a passed out fan in the audience and stopped her performance until aid was rendered. She also took a stand against the type of irresponsible behavior that led to the deaths of at least ten in Houston.
After noticing the unconscious concertgoer, SZA sprang into action. The Top Dawg artist summoned help for the fan and took to the mic. She let the folks in Salt Lake City know that another Astroworld wasn’t going to happen under her watch. TMZ obtained video of the incident.
“Yes, I have played concerts where people have passed out before. And it’s like, somebody said, ‘People pass out all the time, blah, blah, blah.’ But people don’t die at concerts all the time.
“None of us should ever, like don’t ever forget that… some things end up shifting and shaping the way you do sh*t forever. And that’s a good thing.”
SZA exhibited a sense of urgency as crews rushed to help the fallen fan. She urged the crowd to cooperate. She verbally expressed her frustration over the response that she regarded as slow.
“This person is literally flat out, like passed the f*ck out, flat on the ground, non-responsive. And it’s important that we just make sure that they’re OK. Where the f*ck is the medic?”
It’s refreshing to see an artist take this kind of responsibility for the fans who paid to see them perform. Hopefully, this is the way things trend going forward. Kudos to SZA for putting people over performance. You can check out the video from TMZ below.
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