What was supposed to be a memorable experience for two “long time Beyoncé fans” quickly turned into a nightmare. According to Chicago’s CBS Local, Raquelle Castellanos and Gabriella Davidson, who had standing room tickets, said they went to the concert venue early to beat the crowds. Unfortunately when the gates opened at 7 p.m., the large crowd of waiting fans began rushing inside, trampling the two women. They were both knocked unconscious and sustained broken bones and other undisclosed injuries. Luckily two other female concertgoers came to their aid and called the police to come help. The two victims were then taken to hospital by members of the Chicago Fire Department.
The two women have filed a lawsuit against Beyoncé, the concert promoters Live Nation Entertainment and the United Center. According to the statement: “As the hours passed, the group became larger, more dense and more anxious about how, when and where the gate(s) would be released and where ticket holders and fans were supposed to enter The United Center – none of which was explained.” The women are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages. ~Tarah Bleier