Following Jason Derulo’s canceled concert in Prague – due to safety concerns – Jason sang from the balcony instead. Officials stopped the show at the Tipsport Arena so the 29-year-old had an alternative way of performing.
Despite the fact Jason had rescheduled the performance for a later date, he decided it would be best not to have the audience walk away from the night feeling disappointed.
On Instagram, the singer wrote that the “love and fellowship” he shares with his fans will be in his heart for forever. In the video, Jason’s tour manager says to him that it can’t go on because of the safety concerns.
“I mean, they been outside since seven this morning, all day long bro,” before going on to ask for a megaphone. After his officials give him a microphone, Jason sings songs like “Talk Dirty,” and “Swalla,” to his swath of fans below.
Jason’s performance made his legions of fans very happy, but some online suggested that it was all purposefully set up as a publicity stunt because Jason has an upcoming album coming up soon.
Admittedly, Jason isn’t the only one to perform a concert like this, despite warnings from officials. Near the beginning of October, Becky Hill sang outside the Manchester Academy following the cancelation for her sold-out show because of a broken water pipe.
Later on, the star said on Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James that it was such a great experience, and her band “suggested (the idea) on their WhatsApp group.”
Perhaps, Jason and Becky understand what can happen when large groups of people are disappointed and aren’t in a controlled setting. One example of such a situation is the Metallica and Guns and Roses tour in 1992.
On the 8th of August, 1992, James Hetfield, the lead singer and rhythm guitar player of Metallica, accidentally stepped into a pyrotechnics fire and burned one side of his entire body, forcing an impromptu canceling of their performance.
Once James and the rest of the band announced they couldn’t play, and Guns and Roses canceled their set, violence erupted at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.