In video of the incident, you can hear Madison frantically talking to her stage handlers, saying … “What is going on? Yo, yo, everyone pay attention. Whats going on?!” She then turns to the audience and tells them to back up, seemingly warning them of something happening on the ground.
Taylor Hawkins with The Foo Fighters and Chevy Metal, fires a sprinkle cannon as he makes a cake with Diff Goldman and Sen Dog of Cypress Hill on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage at BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival on Saturday. (Chris Riley—Times-Herald)
While Madison Beer was performing, a man was thought to have pointed a gun at Madison after shouts of GUN! was heard. Police reports confirm that there was no actual weapon involved. 🙏Noone was injured and the man was permanently ejected from the festival. pic.twitter.com/mcs5ZQqDuS
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The video then starts to shake, but it briefly captures what appears to be an older gentleman in a green coat wandering about in an area that seems to be closed off near the front of the stage, with no one else around him. People start to freak out and flee the scene … reacting to what many perceived as a possible shooter situation.
Napa Police later clarified what exactly had happened, saying cops responded to a disturbance and booted the guy they identified as the responsible party. NPD says no weapons were actually involved, and that there was no active threat to the community.
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Its unclear what the guy mightve done to scare Madison like that, but whatever it was … it clearly rattled her and her fans. Madisons mom later posted about it, saying its sad we live in a world where concert-goers cant enjoy themselves without looking over their shoulder.
But that didn’t end up being the case. Yes, there were some mammoth space jams (although, to be honest, not as many as I would have liked). But mainly, it was a festival-friendly set that included some of Young’s biggest hits, including “Harvest Moon” and “Like a Hurricane.”
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