The recent passing of a spectator at the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos Stadium in Rio de Janeiro just before Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour has caused quite a stir in international public opinion. The incident, which occurred on the opening night of the Brazil leg of the tour, has sparked a wave of outrage on social media.
Numerous sources have reported that a concertgoer at The Eras Tour passed away from heat stroke and dehydration, as stated by Twitter users who attended the event. It appears that Rio De Janeiro is currently experiencing a heat wave, and the temperature inside the stadium, where there were tens of thousands of people present, could reach 60 degrees Celsius. This high temperature, combined with the large number of spectators, poses a health risk to attendees.
To make matters worse, organizers prohibited audience members from bringing in outside water, forcing them to purchase water at exorbitant prices inside the stadium. During the show, Taylor Swift had to pause her performance so her team could distribute water to the crowd, who were chanting for it.
Regrettably, one spectator succumbed to dehydration due to the lack of water and excessively high temperature. Some people are holding Taylor Swift accountable, and she has shared a lengthy letter on her Instagram story, which has received mixed reactions.
Following this tragedy, Taylor Swift postponed the second concert until November 20th to wait for the weather to cool down. Additionally, many regulations within the stadium were promptly modified after the incident to prevent any further casualties.
Fans attending the stadium were given the green light to bring their own water bottles along with them. To ensure the safety of concert-goers, the number of security personnel and ambulances present on site were both increased. The Rio de Janeiro stadium dome was also relocated to facilitate better air circulation. These modifications were implemented as a result of Taylor Swift’s team putting pressure on both the Rio De Janeiro city government and the stadium management board. The objective was to prevent another incident like the previous tragedy from happening again. The audience supported Taylor Swift and her team’s decisive actions taken.
There is growing concern amongst Vietnamese concert-goers about the regulations for attending night-time concerts, particularly The Eras Tour in Singapore. With many Vietnamese fans expected to attend, there are worries over the ban on bringing water bottles into the stadium and the inability to drink water for several hours. Despite this, the Singapore National Stadium rules do allow empty water tanks to be brought in and attendees can collect water at the stadium’s fountains. Additionally, there will be various food and drink stalls available throughout the venue.