Taste of Chaos 2007: Jared Leto Injured at County Coliseum Memory
I have always wondered if Jared Leto ever remembers breaking his nose in El Paso, Texas. I remember that night and the insane thought I had as if it happened just yesterday. It was Thursday, March 1, 2007, when the Taste of Chaos tour stopped in El Paso, Texas. The Taste of Chaos tour was always held every year at the El Paso County Coliseum. That year, 30 Seconds to Mars was headlining the Taste of Chaos tour in 2007. The other bands that tagged along were The Used, Senses Fail, Saosin, Chiodos, and Evaline. El Paso, Texas was the 11th stop on their 2007 tour and had a lot more shows to go after ours. I remember how excited the crowd was for 30 Seconds to Mars that night. Everyone was so amped up that even the crowd in the back area towards the floor exit had moshpit feely vibes. Well, Jared Leto must have been feeling those same vibes after his unfortunate incident in El Paso. Chris Gomez caught part of "The Kill" as Jared Leto was singing and tip-toeing on the wall that you can see above.
The night of Thursday, March 1, 2007, Jared Leto was performing and had jumped in with the crowd that landed him a hospital visit. Jared Leto had sustained some injuries from that night's show while he was performing "The Kill" at the County Coliseum. Jared Leto injured his foot, broke his nose, and suffered other bodily injuries. Now I remember seeing him fall and didn't think anything of it because of how he kept the show going. If you weren't there then keep in mind he managed to perform 5 more songs after getting hurt. The day after Jared Leto's incident all sorts of sources were talking about their show in El Paso. According to MTV News Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars declared our show (in El Paso) was one of the best shows of the tour. After hearing about his injury on the news I found myself wishing I could have gotten a few droplets of his blood on my shirt. I give major props to Jared Leto for finishing the show despite the bodily injuries he endured before the show was over.