Concert goers hold fan in wheelchair aloft to enjoy gig in northern Spain

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HELPING HAND: Alex enjoyed the gig above fans who held him up to see his favourite band. Credit: Twitter @archenemy


FANS at a rock concert in Galicia held a concertgoer in a wheelchair aloft so he could enjoy the show.

Those at the Resurrection festival hoisted Alex Dominguez, who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, into the air during the Arch Enemy set. The band is one of his favourites.

Resurrection fest plays host to some of the world’s leading metal and punk bands including Slipknot, Slayer and Lamb of God and attracts over 100,000 people throughout the weekend.

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An image of a young man in a wheelchair being held aloft in the massive crowd went viral after being posted on one of the bands’ Instagram pages.

The mayor of Viveiro, Maria Loureiro commented that she was “shocked” by the image but also that she is touched by the enthusiasm and comradery of his peers.

She added: “The festival is a very peaceful event, there is no altercation. Viveiro has 15,500 inhabitants and that week there were more than one hundred thousand people and there was no incident”

It is also said that the festival brings on average € 11 million to Vigo Province in Galicia.


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