Beyonce brought her "Mrs. Carter" world tour to Chicago twice last year. Once in July and the second leg in December. The singer's second time around was more demanding and bigger than the last. It was so big hat apparently a few of her fans were trampled over and suffered broken bones upon entry to the United Center.
The two women Raquel Castellanos and Gabriella Davidson filed the suit Tuesday against the United Center, Live Nation Entertainment and the singer in Cook County Circuit Court. They
The “longtime fans of Beyoncé” said they purchased general admission tickets prior to her Dec. 13 show at the United Center and paid a premium for the right to stand in front of the stage.
The women said they were standing in line at the venue hours before the concert, but as fans gathered and the show neared the “crowd became larger and more dense.”
The suit claims that United Center personnel opened a side gate for the awaiting crowd around 7 p.m., at which point the women said fans charged and rushed the opening.
“During the crush of the stampeding crowd, [Castellanos and Davidson] were overwhelmed with fear for their lives, lost consciousness and experienced broken bones and other injuries,” the suit stated.
They were eventually transported to a hospital by the Chicago Fire Department following the incident.
The women allege the United Center, Live Nation and Beyoncé did not take appropriate measures to prevent or discourage the teaming crowd from rushing, pushing and running toward the United Center once the gate was opened.
The women are suing for negligence on the part of the United Center, Live Nation and Beyoncé and are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.NBC Chicago
Does this fall under Beyonce's responsibility? There's a lot to argue here. I mean, it was her concert and the people were there to see her. There were organizers, promoters and security personnel there for the event and yet this still happens. What more could be done?
I wonder if they ladies have a case? It's unfortunate that they were trampled and didn't even get to see the concert. This makes me not even want to go to one of her concerts, I don't want to fear for my life and have broken bones. Hell no! But what do you think? Should Beyonce, The United Center and Live Nation take fault for this? Speak on it below.