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Coachella 2022: Dylan Minnette stops Wallow’s performance to get medics for festival-goers

Actor/indie frontman Dylan Minnette interrupted his band Wallows’ performance mid-song on Saturday (April 16) at Coachella to help a fan in need.

Minnette, who rose to fame after starring in the Netflix drama 13 reasons whyHe was playing with his band Pictures of Girls when he noticed a troubled member of the crowd.

“Quick, let’s stop,” Minnette said as his band silenced their instruments. “Do we need a paramedic out here, is there anyone who needs help?”

The lead singer proceeded to direct medics towards the person in need, leading to cheers and applause from the crowd.

“I didn’t realize it sooner, sorry,” Minnette apologized, before advising festival-goers to “stay hydrated, stay as cool as you can this weekend”. Temperatures in Coachella have been in the mid to low 30s this weekend.

Musicians have been on heightened alert for crowd safety since a deadly crowd killed 10 and injured dozens more during Travis Scott’s performance at Houston’s Astroworld Festival last year.

Among those who have kept their fans safe during concerts since the tragedy was Billie Eilish, who will become the youngest-ever Coachella headliner on Saturday (April 16).

The 20-year-old dropped out in the middle of her performance at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena in February this year after realizing a fan was having trouble breathing. She told the crowd, “I’m waiting for people to be okay before I move on,” which some people, including Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), took as a dig at Scott.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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