A woman has a handful of problems after losing a fingertip in a mosh pit at Reading Festival 2021.
From August 27th to 29th an estimated 90,000 people flocked to Reading Festival, one of the largest music fests in the UK. When British rapper Aitch took the stage, 16-year-old Summer Gibbs got caught up in the rowdy mosh pit, which ultimately caused a partial amputation of her middle finger.
The girl, now known publicly as Summer Gibbs after going viral on TikTok, lost her fingertip during Aitch’s set, where she claims that she and her friends waited over an hour to see the Manchester rapper.
As Aitch came on stage, the 16-year-old said on TikTok that a mosh pit formed where she then got pushed against a barrier, with her finger “clamped in between two fences”.
“There were so many people trying to get the fence apart and free my finger and because of the adrenaline, I didn’t feel any pain as it was happening,” she said. “I don’t really remember being walked towards the stage.”
Gibbs explained that she faded in and out of consciousness as the incident happened, and had a panic attack that “lasted 2 hours”.
She says that the pain started to kick in shortly after being rushed to hospital, where doctors took x-rays and bandaged up her finger. The tip of her finger was reportedly fractured and came off during the incident.