Taylor Swift, the recent billionaire, is on the South American leg of her Eras tour, with her current stop being Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
However, things do not look as good for the Eras tour, as it is now being hit by a heat wave (quite literally), with a lot of problems arising. The situation worsened after the wave took the life of a 23-year-old fan.
The whole tour made headlines (for not-so-good reasons) after 23-year-old Ana Clara Benevides Machado died due to a heart attack while she was there to attend the concert.
So, here's what happened:
The heatwave in Brazil is so intense right now. Taylor Swift almost faint as we can see. A fan passed away from what could be dehydration. No personal water was allowed in the stadium. It is unsure that vendors have enough. pic.twitter.com/IdzANo9uL3— Jude C. (@iam_JC1) November 18, 2023
Due to the heat, even Taylor Swift was seen gasping for breath during her performance. Here's a video:
se eu pego a pessoa que disse para taylor que dava para fazer show em novembro no Brasil... ela só não desmaiou aqui porque não quis mesmo, motivo tinha pic.twitter.com/QJFYEWYqWE— Arthur (@alisontragic) November 18, 2023
After the unfortunate death of the 23-year-old, several precautions were taken to save fans from the extreme heat:
1. Taylor Swift was seen personally passing water bottles from the stage
2. Taylor stopped the show and asked her team to give water to her fans, who were screaming for water
3. Fire-fighters were seen dispersing water on fans from trucks on fans
4. Water cans and fans are kept everywhere to make sure that fans are comfortable
The only thing is that these precautions should have been taken earlier, before the incident, as concerts, especially jam-packed ones, are harmful to both the fans and the singer.
Remeber renowned Indian playback singer KK? He was on stage at the Nazrul Mancha auditorium in South Kolkata on May 31, 2023, but collapsed shortly after the show. A lot of people claimed that it was due to the overcrowding of the venue and unbearable temperatures.
I don’t think we’re giving this woman enough credit for literally tossing her personal water bottles into the crowd in Brazil in a STADIUM crowd.— chris cross big apple sauce 🍎🗽🍕🥯 (@notchrisvolpe) November 21, 2023
Do you know the eagle eye you need to see a distressed person in a STADIUM?!
“I don’t like Taylor Swift” - idgaf go kick rocks pic.twitter.com/fwVb1dqALx