Green Day: "Si hubiéramos sabido lo de Pedro probablemente no habríamos tocado"
"No sé por qué las autoridades decidieron no informarnos. Si lo hubiéramos sabido, lo más probable es que no hubiéramos tocado. No somo personas sin corazón", asegura el líder
El líder de la banda Green Day ha decidido emitir un comunicado con respecto a la muerte del acróbata Pedro Aunión Moroy en el Mad Cool. Dice Billie Joe que "si lo hubiéramos sabido probablemente no habríamos tocado. No somo personas sin corazón. La seguridad y el bienestar en nuestros conciertos es lo primero".
Estas declaraciones avivan aún más la polémica que rodea al fatal accidente y las críticas a la dirección del Mad Cool que decidió continuar con las actuaciones y con el resto del festival. Billie Joe asegura que el grupo americano "no sabían" nada del accidente. Apuntan que lo único que llegó hasta sus oídos antes del concierto es que "había problemas de seguridad" - algo que, según ha escrito, vio como una cuestión habitual que puede ocurrir en cualquier espectáculo- pero en ningún momento se les informó del accidente del acróbata. Solo cuando terminaron la actuación de dos horas y media les dijeron qué había pasado.
"La seguridad y el bienestar en nuestros conciertos es lo primero", asegura Billie Joe. El líder del grupo que están "sorprendidos y conmovidos por cualquiera que haya tenido que presenciar esa tragedia!
Last night at the Mad Cool festival in Spain there was a horrific accident. An acrobat by the name of Pedro was killed during his performance before Green Day played our show. We are so sad for Pedro and his family and we pray for them in this time of grief. I can't imagine how much suffering the friends and family are going through. Many of you are wondering why we continued to play our show after the accident. Green Day did not hear about the accident until after our show was over. We didn't even know there was an acrobat performance at all. these festivals are huge. There are so many things happening at the same time it's impossible to keep up with every performer/artist.. We were in a back stage compound about a half mile away from the main festival stage. We were warming up ready to go at 11:25 pm. 15 minutes prior our tour management was told by local authorities to wait to go on stage because there was some sort of security issue. Security issues are a normal occurrence and procedure at any show.. we were NOT told why which is also normal. we waited as we were instructed. Still, We had no clue there was any such accident. We were given the ok. The band jumped into vans and drove to the main festival stage. This was to be the last show of our European tour and we were all so excited to play our hearts out one last time. We were on stage at around midnight and played around two and a half hours. Everything seemed normal. the crowd and fans had a good time. We got off stage and drove back to our artist compound. It was there when we were told the shocking news about Pedro. All of us were in disbelief. I don't know why the authorities chose not to tell us about the accident before our concert. All we know is what was said after our concert. This has never happened in the 30 years Green Day have been performing live. If we had known prior to our performance we most likely would not have played at all. We are not heartless people. The safety and well being at any of our concerts absolutely comes first. What happened to Pedro is unthinkable. Once again we are heartbroken for his friends and family.