Terrifying concert moment on Aug. 5, for over 50 people who fell 10 feet onto solid concrete area separating a secondary stage and the lawn area at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa show in Camden, NJ. 42 people were injured at the ‘High Road Tour’.
Now, they are not only suing the BB&T Pavilion, but also Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa for damages and are seeking monetary compensation. Out of the 17 plaintiffs in the case, 14 who attendees of the show, and three are/were workers. One person’s injuries even included a fractured spine, according to Attorney Robert J. Mongeluzzi.
The lawsuit blames the incident on lack of proper precautions to ensure the safety of concertgoers. Monguluzzi says the lawsuits has two primary factors that led to the collapse: ‘a dangerous location of the second stage beneath the uncontrolled lawn area with no barricades controlling crowd flow and the artist for screaming fans to surge to the area, which they did.’
The attorney told Rolling Stone Magazine, “The safety of patrons at concerts must always be paramount. The failure of this railing at the concert venue was caused by a failure in planning and execution. A second stage was located beneath a lawn area with no seat or files, leading to crowd surge when Snoop Dogg screamed, ‘Everybody in the motherf&%king lawn, bring your ass down here’.”
That statement alone could be enough reason to possibly put some of the blame on Snoop Dogg however, safety is always the number one concern when it comes to getting a large amount of people in one space. The venue is mainly at fault for allowing a situation to happen like this where fans are pushing to the front and then having basically a ten foot drop zone for fans to injure themselves on.
Live Nation currently has an ongoing investigation to determine what caused the collapse however they say after the event they had secured the collapsed section of railing.
Watch the incident unfold below in two different views.