Before You Exit, the band touring with Christina Grimmie when she was brutally murdered by a fan, had to make a heartbreaking trip back to the Orlando venue where she died to pick up their gear. They called the experience “so hard,” to say the least.
This poor band. Christina Grimmie, 22, was far from just an opening act for the boys of Before You Exit; she was “an angel, sister, and a beloved friend,” as described by the band in a beautiful statement on the band’s Twitter account on June 13. The band was forced to go back to Plaza Live, the Orlando venue where she was mercilessly slaughtered by a deranged fan on June 11 after their show together, so they could pick up their gear. The band called the experience incredibly hard.