Watch: Slipknot Concert Forced To Stop Due To Fan Climbing PA System

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Slipknot fans are known to get wild during shows and do some crazy stuff. In fact, at a recent Knotfest show that took place in Melbourne, Australia, one fan ended up halting an entire performance by climbing on top of a large PA tower.

Per video footage that has been uploaded to YouTube, you can see a fan sitting on top of a very big PA tower and watching Slipknot’s performance from the air (said video can be found below).

Several folks in the crowd saw this person on top of the tower prior to the show being stopped; eventually, though, staff at the site saw this fan up in the air, and in order to make sure they did not hurt themselves, they asked Slipknot to stop their show.

Upon Slipknot stopping their show, someone else got on the microphone and requested for the tower to not be climbed on (you can find this video below as well).

Speaking to the crowd, this individual said (as transcribed by Loudwire):

“Hi Knotfest, we’ve stopped the show because there’s people up in the air. Anybody that’s up in a tower needs to get down or the show will not commence until you’re down.”

Once that fan finally came down from the tower, the individual on the microphone went on to add the following:

“Okay, let’s make sure we don’t do that again. The show will commence.”

Of course, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor had something to say about this incident. Talking to the crowd, Taylor said the following to them:

“I can’t take you crazy motherfuckers anywhere man, Jesus Christ! Got you climbing on shit, jumping off shit, rolling on shit — what the fuck?! That’s fine, I can’t stay mad at you. This is by far one of my favorite fucking countries in the entire fucking world. I mean that. You guys helped put us where we are and we have never forgotten that, god damn it, so thank you so fucking much.”

You can check out this incident for yourself via the videos below.

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