In a press release posted on Instagram, Swift stated Benevides’ dying left her with a “shattered coronary heart.”
Earlier than the present Friday, followers lined up for hours outdoors the Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium the place temperatures soared to 41 levels Celsius, with a warmth index of practically 59 C. Contained in the stadium, concertgoers complained of insufferable warmth and a few stated that they had issue having 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 lots of 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 via, she stated, folks began operating and she or he fell on a scorching metallic flooring that burned her leg and again.
“They took me to the physician … and I noticed that I wasn’t the one individual to have fallen on this chaos,” she stated. “Many individuals fell and burned themselves.”
In the end, that night time’s present was postponed after tens of 1000’s of followers had spent hours lining up within the warmth. Swift introduced on Instagram that it was needed “because of the excessive temperatures in Rio.”
The postponement was adopted by chaos outdoors the stadium. Below a lightweight rain, a mass of concertgoers left the realm, which is near one in every of Rio’s working-class neighbourhoods, often known as 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 night time, 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.”