In an announcement posted on Instagram, Swift stated Benevides’ demise left her with a “shattered coronary heart.”
Earlier than the present Friday, followers lined up for hours exterior the Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium the place temperatures soared to 41 levels Celsius, with a warmth index of almost 59 C. Contained in the stadium, concertgoers complained of insufferable warmth and a few stated they’d problem gaining access to water.
“I didn’t think about that my dream might flip right into a nightmare,” stated fan Kléssia Menezes, who instructed R7 TV that she had gotten caught with a whole bunch of different folks on one of many ramps to a VIP space Saturday as safety officers blocked the doorway.
As soon as safety allow them to by means of, she stated, folks began working and she or he fell on a scorching metallic ground that burned her leg and again.
“They took me to the physician … and I noticed that I wasn’t the one particular person to have fallen on this chaos,” she stated. “Many individuals fell and burned themselves.”
Finally, that evening’s present was postponed after tens of hundreds of followers had spent hours lining up within the warmth. Swift introduced on Instagram that it was needed “as a result of excessive temperatures in Rio.”
The postponement was adopted by chaos exterior the stadium. Underneath a lightweight rain, a mass of concertgoers left the realm, which is near one among Rio’s working-class neighbourhoods, often called favelas.
Movies shared on social media confirmed teams of pickpockets robbing followers of their belongings, scenes not so uncommon to Rio residents, however removed from the postcards many vacationers have seen of the “cidade maravilhosa.”
Saturday’s present was postponed to Monday evening, however many who had travelled from different areas of Brazil and outdoors the nation had already made plans to depart earlier.
“We’re not going to have the ability to make it,” stated Hely Olivares, a 41-year-old Venezuelan who had traveled from Panama. “Lots of people have wasted their journey.”