Over 1,000 fainting spells were recorded at the first show of Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour in Brazil, held on Friday night (17) at the Nilton Santos Stadium, Engenhão, in Rio de Janeiro.
A CNN the Firefighters stated that more than 1,000 fainting events were recorded, unofficially by agents on site, before and during the event, which was attended by more than 60 thousand people.
During the show, Taylor even asked for assistance to a fan who was feeling ill in the audience and asked security guards to distribute water to the fans, according to videos circulating on social media.
Moment when Taylor asks security to deliver water to the fans! #RioTSTheErasTour
— Taylor Swift Brasil (@taylorswiftbr) November 17, 2023
Brazil faces a heatwave this week as fans camped out in front of the stadium and waited for the show to start. The capital of Rio de Janeiro recorded a maximum of 39.1°C on Friday and broke a thermal sensation record with 59.3°C .
After the show, the singer took to social media to communicate and mourn the death of a fan before the show in Rio de Janeiro.
“I can’t believe I’m writing these words, but it’s with a broken heart that I say we lost a fan tonight before my show,” he wrote.
“That was the last thing I thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil,” he added.
The Minister of Justice, Flávio Dino, took to social media this Saturday (18) to inform that the Consumer Secretariat will adopt immediate measures regarding access to water at shows and other public events.
“The Consumer Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice will adopt immediate measures, with the publication of emergency rules and notifications, today, about ACCESS TO WATER at shows and other public events”, he wrote.
“It will also adopt measures relating to responsibilities for damages already caused, in dialogue with other bodies of the National Consumer System”, he added.
Dino also said that he advised the National Consumer Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Wadih Damous to adopt the appropriate measures regarding reports of sealing or lack of water availability for consumers who went or will go to shows during the heat wave that Brazil is going through.
“The Consumer Protection Code requires that services be safe and suitable for health. It is unacceptable that people suffer, faint and even die due to lack of access to water,” he said.
A CNN tries to contact T4F (Tickets For Fun), the company responsible for producing and organizing the show.
Source: CNN Brasil
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