Video shows dozens of people jumping fence into Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival

A viral video shows a swarm of teens attempting to jump a fence into the Lollapalooza music festival on Friday. 

The 21-second clip captured by freelance photographer Jeremy Cohen shows a large group of young people sprinting towards and climbing a barrier to avoid paying the price of admission to the four-day Grant Park gathering, which ends Sunday. 

The incident took place near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Balbo Drive at the park, according to an ABC Chicago report that cites details provide from the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications. 

Most of the fare beaters managed to make it past the fence before security arrived seconds later.

But one of the stragglers was a young man with a prosthetic leg who was stopped by one of two armed guards who arrived on scene as the amputees’ compatriots left him behind. 

Cohen said in another tweet that the one-legged teen who was stopped by security was not arrested.  

Video of a swarm of Lollapalooza concert-goers attempting to jump a fence into the annual music festival during its return to Chicago on Friday has gone viral on social media

Video of a swarm of Lollapalooza concert-goers attempting to jump a fence into the annual music festival during its return to Chicago on Friday has gone viral on social media

Video of a swarm of Lollapalooza concert-goers attempting to jump a fence into the annual music festival during its return to Chicago on Friday has gone viral on social media

One of the stragglers who was caught by security was a young man with a prosthetic leg

One of the stragglers who was caught by security was a young man with a prosthetic leg

One of the stragglers who was caught by security was a young man with a prosthetic leg

‘Wow,’ a bystander can be heard saying in the video as the mass of concert raiders is seen swarming the fence.

‘Hey! Stop!’ the guard shouted at the one-legged teen as he approached the downed fence. 

City officials said none of the estimated 50 fence-jumpers actually made it into the concert.

One raider struggled mightily to scale one part of the fence while a separate cluster of folks used their combined weight to knock down another portion of the barrier.

Another bystander, who goes by Nousheerwan on Twitter, recorded footage of a separate group of fence-jumpers breaking into the festival on a different side of the park Friday before tweeting out the footage at 3.56pm

Another bystander, who goes by Nousheerwan on Twitter, recorded footage of a separate group of fence-jumpers breaking into the festival on a different side of the park Friday before tweeting out the footage at 3.56pm

Another bystander, who goes by Nousheerwan on Twitter, recorded footage of a separate group of fence-jumpers breaking into the festival on a different side of the park Friday before tweeting out the footage at 3.56pm

Several twitter users compared the fence-jumpers to the zombie-like rage-infected hordes of humans scaling walls in the 2013 movie World War Z

Several twitter users compared the fence-jumpers to the zombie-like rage-infected hordes of humans scaling walls in the 2013 movie World War Z

Several twitter users compared the fence-jumpers to the zombie-like rage-infected hordes of humans scaling walls in the 2013 movie World War Z

Several twitter users compared the fence-jumpers to the zombie-like rage-infected hordes of humans scaling walls in the 2013 movie World War Z

Several twitter users compared the fence-jumpers to the zombie-like rage-infected hordes of humans scaling walls in the 2013 movie World War Z

One-day ticket prices for the annual outdoor concert series that’s taken place in the Windy City for the last 15 years range from $138 to $2,060, according to the promotion’s website.

The event brings millions of dollars into the local economy every year.

Versions of the video have been viewed more than 170,000 times on Twitter alone. 

Several Twitter users compared the fence-jumpers to the zombie-like, rage-infected hordes of humans scaling walls in the 2013 movie World War Z. 

Another bystander, who goes by Nousheerwan on Twitter, recorded footage of a separate group of fence-jumpers breaking into the festival on a different side of the park Friday before tweeting out the footage at 3.56pm.

Lollapalooza brings in thousands of tourists and at least $5 million of dollars into the local economy every year, according to the Chicago Tribune.

This year’s lineup includes Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, 21 Savage, Ariana Grande, Death Cab for Cutie and Lil Wayne.

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