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Green Day sobre la mort al Mad Cool: “Si ho haguéssim sabut abans, no hauríem tocat”

El líder del grup, Billie Joe Armstrong, difon un missatge d'homenatge al ballarí Pedro Aunión

Pedro Aunion
Flors per la mort de l'acròbata Pedro Aunión al Mad Cool Festival.

El líder de Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, ha difós a través d'Instagram una instantània de l'homenatge rendit al ballarí Pedro Aunión aquest dissabte al Mad Cool, acompanyada d'un missatge en el qual reafirma que no sabien el que havia passat a l'escenari principal del festival, en al·lusió a l'accident mortal. "Si ho haguéssim sabut abans no hauríem tocat. No som gent sense cor", ha assegurat.

"Ni tan sols sabíem que hi havia una performance d'acròbates. Aquests festivals són enormes", comenta Armstrong. "Estàvem escalfant a les 11.25h  de la nit. Quinze minuts abans les autoritats locals li van dir al nostre mànager que havíem d'esperar per sortir perquè hi havia un problema de seguretat, fet normal que sol passar en qualsevol espectacle... No ens van dir que allò no era normal", relata l'artista.

No va ser fins que va acabar el concert i Green Day va tornar al backstage quan els músics van conèixer la mort del ballarí que va caure al buit en plena actuació abans que sortissin a l'escenari. "No sé per què les autoritats van decidir no informar-nos del succeït. És la primera vegada que ens passa una cosa així en els 30 anys que Green Day porta damunt dels escenaris", confessa el líder del grup.

"Si ho haguéssim sabut abans no hauríem tocat. No som gent sense cor. Per a nosaltres la seguretat és el primer en els nostres concerts", sentència Armstrong. "El que li va passar al Pedro és impensable. Una vegada més donem el condol a la seva família i amics", afegeix. El grup va expressar les seves condolences per Twitter la nit del divendres.

Per la seva banda, l'organització del festival va manifestar en un comunicat que el Mad Cool no es va cancel·lar per prevenir un "moviment incontrolat de gent", ja que en el recinte hi havia fins a 45.000 persones. Així mateix, els organitzadors van lamentar l'ocorregut i van respectar el dol de la família de Pedro Aunión.

Last night at the Mad Cool festival in Spain there was a horrific accident. An acrobat by the name of Pedro was killed during his performance before Green Day played our xou. We llauri sota sad for Pedro and his family and we pray for them in this estafi of grief. I ca't imagini how much suffering the friends and family llauri going through. Many of you llauri wondering why we continued to play our xou after the accident. Green Day did not hear about the accident until after our xou was over. We didn't even know there was an acrobat performance at all. these festivals llauri huge. There llauri sota many things happening at the same estafi it's impossible to keep up with every performer/artist.. We were in a back stage compound about a half mile away from the main festival stage. We were warming up ready to go at 11:25 pm. 15 minutes prior our tour management was told by local authorities to wait to go on stage because there was some sort of security issue. Security issues llauri a normal occurrence and procedure at any xou.. we were NOT told why which is also normal. we waited as we were instructed. Still, We had no clue there was any such accident. We were given the ok. The band jumped into vans and drove to the main festival stage. This was to be the last xou of our European tour and we were all sota excited to play our hearts out one last estafi. We were on stage at around midnight and played around two and a half hours. Everything seemed normal. the crowd and fans had a good estafi. We got off stage and drove back to our artist compound. It was there when we were told the shocking news about Pedro. All of us were in disbelief. I don't know why the authorities chose not to tell us about the accident before our concert. All we know is what was said after our concert. This has never happened in the 30 years Green Day have been performing live. If we had known prior to our performance we most likely would not have played at all. We llauri not heartless people. The safety and well being at any of our concerts absolutely menges first. What happened to Pedro is unthinkable. Once again we llauri heartbroken for his friends and family.

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