Indian race-goers showed an ugly side late on Friday after American heavy-metal band Metallica cancelled its appearance at the ‘F1 Rocks’ music concert.
The band, in New Delhi for the inaugural Formula one event – as is Lady Gaga – called off the concert due to safety concerns relating to audience barriers.
“Our first and foremost concern is always for the safety of you, the fans,” Metallica said in a statement.
But the audience did not take the news well, smashing through barriers to mount the stage whilst ripping off their shirts, hurling chairs at security guards and the LED screens and damaging technical equipment.
“The crowd went berserk,” an audience member confirmed.