Warning: Video Contains NSFW Language
A video of Linkin Park from 2001 has been catapulted back into the spotlight in the wake of the tragedy at the Astroworld Festival over the weekend that resulted in 8 confirmed deaths of concertgoers.
The video shows the band stopping mid-song after they realize a fan is on the ground in a mosh pit near the stage. Given the intense physical nature of mosh pits, getting tossed on the ground can be a potentially deadly situation and Linkin Park knows that for a fact.
The clip was re-uploaded to Twitter on Saturday and has been viewed over 6M times since.
During a performance of "Papercut" Mike Shinoda abruptly stops singing and says "Hold up, hold up. Yo! We gotta a little problem up here."
Then Chester Bennington shouts, "Pick him up! Pick him up right now!"
Then Shinoda says, "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, the whole s**t again, if you guys get up, if you guys are alright. OK? Watch yourselves."
After the situation seems to be under control, Bennington tells the fans, "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 crowd chants" Pick him up."
Travis Scott, who was performing at Astroworld when tragedy struck, is being criticized for not stopping the concert until he saw an ambulance arriving on the scene.