Is it the power of alcohol or the enduring American spirit?
…maybe a little bit of both
As bullets rained down on the crowd attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival next to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, terrified concertgoers crouch down, unaware that this provided them no protection from a madman firing from the 32nd floor of the hotel.
And amid the carnage, with bullets flying all around, a defiant concertgoer holding a 25-ounce Bud Light tallboy is captured on video flipping off the gunman:
Just interviewed Shaun Hoff who was in the 4th row &I recorded this video. Says "we couldn't do anything." A woman was shot 30 ft from him. pic.twitter.com/rRZBeYH9tK
— Kyung Lah (@KyungLahCNN) October 2, 2017
The dramatic video captures just how surreal it is when a gunman opens fire on folks out for a good time, who then try to grasp what the hell is happening — an all-too-slow occurrence as people are dying all around.
An even more stunning video captured an equally defiant man offering himself up as a sacrifice as people around him dive for cover, daring the crazed killer to shoot him.
And the award for the worlds biggest brass balls goes to: pic.twitter.com/iIhowiwpQW
— WeWuzMetokur (@WeWuzMetokur) October 2, 2017
But again, there’s a reason alcohol is called “liquid courage.” And the next video shows just how precious a beer can be for some.
A man is captured about 15 seconds in balancing a full beer precariously as people drop all around him from the gunfire.
Watch the astonishing scene unfold below… and pray for all the victims and their families.
Las Vegas over 20 dead people after shooting and over 100 injured. pic.twitter.com/gYELUsCUrc
— Stan (@StanM3) October 2, 2017
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