Trivium’s Matt Heafy Saves Crowdsurfing Fan From Being Dropped Over the Railing
Crowdsurfing can be a lot of fun, but there's also some risk involved and if you're not careful you could end up in quite the precarious position. Luckily for a Trivium fan at a recent show, frontman Matt Heafy saw a potentially bad situation about to happen and alerted the show's security staff who swept in to make a solid save.
As seen in the video below, Heafy gets a little more excited in pointing out the crowdsurfer as he nears the front of the railing, calling for security to step in out of fear of the audience member taking a header over the railing. The crowdsurfer appears to be being pushed toward the stage backward and unaware of what lies ahead with his feet being pushed skyward as he's about to take a tumble. As the audience was not butted up against the stage, there was only a photo pit where photographers and security roamed that stood between the crowdsurfer and a likely serious fall..
While Heafy deserves credit for spotting the situation as it was unfolding, he singled out a member of the security team for Trivium for the job well done as well. That team member was Andre, who got the special shout out both at the show and on social media. As part of Trivium's crew, his social media lists him as a tour production assistant. And Andre's nimble skills catching the crowd surfer from a potential head jarring fall likely come from his other physical pursuits as a blackbelt grappler and MMA - Muay Thai coach.
"Ever had your life saved at a trivium show?" asked Heafy in his social media post of the incident. "This guy did. Hahah. Good work @ enterthedregon." He later added, "That dude was going down head first." Good work, indeed Andre. Great save!
Trivium's touring continues tonight (April 19) at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To see all their upcoming dates and get ticketing info, head here.