According to MTV News, the crowd surge during RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's set on Saturday (August 2) at Lollapalooza in Chicago got so bad that the group's frontman Zack de la Rocha "stopped the show on three separate occasions, pleading with fans to take a step back to avoid crushing the audience members up front. At another point during the set, Lollapalooza's head of security conferred with the members of the band and their team at the front of the stage."MTV News also states, "The relentless fury of the music, combined with the sense of chaos in the crowd, made for some tense moments. Concertgoers trying to go up a set of cement steps were pushed backwards or blocked from exiting as a bull rush of male fans barreled down the steps, knocking people over like dominoes." Read more from MTV News. Fan-filmed video footage of the opening song from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's set at Lollapalooza can be viewed below (courtesy of WindyCitizen.com).
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