If there’s one person you do NOT want to mess with it’s a Gerardo Ortiz fan.
Gerardo Ortiz was set to perform at 1:30 a.m. local time on October 1st in Philadelphia… when he decided to cancel his gig at last minute.
Fans were not about it especially after promoters announced they wouldn’t be issuing full refunds.
Fans started vandalizing the set and throwing beer bottles at Ortiz’s band, who was warming up on stage.
Instruments, speakers, lights, chairs and whatever else was in sight was destroyed. Others, like Ivan Lucero, decided to stand aside and record the mayhem.
Ortiz’s representatives later issued an apology on Facebook, stating the singer cancelled the show due to health issues. BUT it was later confirmed by his team that he had a serious stomach ache. *womp*
credit: Facebook / @GerardoOrtizNet
Fans tried to be understanding, but…
Fans questioned Ortiz’s “last minute” stomach pain, especially after the singer posted a photo earlier where he was drinking beer with some friends.
In the picture, he seemed excited and ready for his performance at Explanada in Philadelphia, assuring fans on social media that they cannot miss his show. “He wasn’t sick, he was drunk. Good thing I didn’t go!” stated one fan on Facebook. He then added: “Si ya saben como es, porque van?” ***LOL***
Was it la cruda or nah? C’mon Gerardo, tell us the truth.
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As for the expensive equipment – which suffered the most beating in the incident – everything is fully covered by insurance as told by the sound system’s owner Rodrigo Rodriguez to Univision Radio. Oh, and yes, he will continue working with Ortiz and providing equipment for his shows.