Festival goer electrocuted climbing stage at Festa de Uva in Brazil
A man, to his detriment, became too involved at Festa de Uva in Brazil.
Festivals are a happy place of music, dancing, making friends and partying.
One minute you’re having drinks with friends and the next thing, things get a tad wild. There are people who try getting on stage with a band or try to high 5 the DJ, the list of stage happenings are endless.
Sadly, sometimes people ignore safety risks and injure themselves and sometimes the cases are fatal.
At Festa de Uva in Brazil, a 32-year-old intoxicated man named Daniel Guedes took it upon himself to get a better view of the show, climbing the scaffoldings to one of the stages…
The words ‘intoxicated man’ ‘climbing’ and ‘scaffolding’ are really unsettling together.
An electrifying performance of the worst accord
As the man continued climbing, the lead singer of the band, Raniery Gomes, reportedly told his band to stop playing and urged the man to come down, saying “Get down from there man. My brother be careful.”
The man refused to listen, continuing his climb until his back made contact with high-voltage cables (which are meant to be kept away from people), which exploded, leading to the man’s death.
The festival was immediately shut down for the rest of the evening…
In December 2017 another fatal incident happened in Brazil when gale force winds led to the collapse of scaffolding, killing DJ Kaleb Freitas, who was busy performing.
Festivals may be fun, but safety is not a joke- from equipment to substances, be very careful with how you handle things- after all; you never know when your last dance may be.
Festa de Uva is not to blame, for the man clearly aimed to defy all safety measures.