An old video of Linkin Park stopping the concert to help at least one fan has gone viral.
The video starts with Mike Shinoda saying "hold up" after spotting a fan in distress. The heartbreaking moment of late Chester Bennington shouting: "Pick him up! Pick him up right now!" followed and Mike then turned to talk to the crowd:
"Everybody up... sorry you guys, we gotta look out for safety first, for real. Nobody gets hurt - that's number one."
"We'll play this s**t again. The whole s**t again, if you guys get up and you guys are alright. OK? Watch yourself."
Chester followed by saying:
"Hey, yo, man. We know we've been stressing all night about being cool - and this is the reason why. Let's go over it one more time - when someone falls, what do you do?"
The fans loved that the band put safety first and can be heard saying:
"Pick him up!"
Chester then stated:
"If someone falls, what do you do?"
The crowd went wild, obviously cherishing the kind words from one of the least problematic musicians of our time.
On July 20, 2017, Chester Bennington committed suicide, and these old yet undiscovered videos only show his dedication to millions of fans and to music.
The video resurfaced as ten people died while Travis Scott performed at the Astroworld festival in Houston's NRG Park.
The victims of this tragedy were between 14 and 27.
Thirteen people have been hospitalized.
Though Travis Scott's incident is not the first of its kind, and the investigation is ongoing, every artist holds a specific responsibility during their gig.
As CNN reported:
"The crowd for whatever reason began to push and surge towards the front of the stage, which caused the people in the front to be compressed — they were unable to escape that situation."
Lawsuits followed the tragic incident in November. The suit names defendants including Apple Music, Travis Scott, Drake, and Live Nation, alleging they were negligent in efforts to make "an exorbitant amount of money" from the event but decided to "cut corners, cut costs and put the festival attendees at risk."
Watch the video of Linkin Park not taking their eyes off the stage, which most likely saved at least one life: