Metallica’s fanatics have taken their passion way too far in Colombia and Chile when the band visited those countries as part of their Latin America Tour.
It is widely known the impact that this legendary heavy metal band has towards their millions of fans around the world.
However, Metallica’s fanatics have taken their passion way too far in Colombia and Chile when the band visited those countries as part of their Latin America Tour.
The most recent concert was given two days ago in Bogota, Colombia. Metallica offered a concert in the Simon Bolivar venue for a total of 30,000 people. However, a great amount of ticketless fans wanted to break into the venue.
The authorities were expecting some troubles, so that they prepared a total of 1,500 officers to secure the peace around the place. Despite the security measures displayed, there was a major riot which lasted almost 45 minutes. As a result, a total of 160 people were arrested, and there were four police officers and four fans injured.
Local police chief Ruben Castillo revealed "Those people that did not get in wanted to get in by force," he said. "The presence of police and riot teams was necessary because these misfits - there's no other name for them - damaged some windows in the surrounding area."
Back in January, prior the concert that Metallica gave in Santiago de Chile, there were also a total of 120 people arrested consequence of a riot outside the show’s venue.