In an interview that airs this morning on “The Today Show,” Jason Aldean talks about being on stage as the shooting started at the Route 91 Festival in Vegas.
“We wear in-ear monitors [and] really all you can hear is the music and maybe your guys that can talk to you on microphones that are on side-stage.”
When the first shots were fired he was confused and thought a speaker had blown. He heard a crackling sound and didn’t know why it was happening. Then it stopped, so he thought it was fixed and he kept performing. But then the crackling sound came back.
“It lasted longer the second time. Then I was actually kind of getting aggravated, so I looked over at my monitor guy on the side of the stage, and I was like, ‘What is that? And, fix it.’
“So when I turned to look, my guitar player had run behind me and was telling me to move, like, ‘Let’s go’…and my security guy was running on stage, telling me to run.”