15 Celebrations That Somehow Ended In Disaster and Tragedy
Ah, the joy of celebration. There is nothing quite like the feeling of elation and jubilation that comes with achieving a goal, winning a game, or just having a great time with friends. But, unfortunately, it doesn’t always end the way we want it to. From the disaster that was Cleveland’s Balloonfest ’86, to the tragedy of the Loveparade in Duisburg, Germany, to the crowd crushes at the Astroworld Festival in Houston and the Pearl Jam concert in Roskilde, Denmark, to the Kiss nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Brazil, to the shattered glass door of an Argentinian Twitch streamer, to the stampedes in Shanghai and Kampala, to the unfortunate tumble of Matt Adams in London, to the MV Wakashio in the Indian Ocean, to the early celebration of Asim Rose in Lexington, to the wild night out of a stag party on the Droitwich Canal, these events serve as a reminder that taking proper safety measures and being mindful of our actions can mean the difference between life and death. So, let us take a moment to look back at these cautionary tales and remember to take care of ourselves and each other, especially when we celebrate.