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Rt. 91 Harvest Festival Survivors Want Aldean to Finish Set


A group of Rt. 91 Harvest Festival survivors has come together to ask Jason Aldean to return to the Las Vegas music event to finish his set. Aldean was onstage when the mass shooting started that took the lives of 58 and injured hundreds more.

Tiffany Thomas created a Facebook group called “58 Angels 1 Last Set.” Survivors of the October shooting learned about the group and the online community and have been sharing their stories about that fateful night.

“After it happened, all I could think about was Jason Aldean,” Thomas told KTNV Channel 13 news in Las Vegas . “I kept thinking like he was up there, he was on that stage, he was singing for us.”

Thomas met another survivor through the group, Gina McKin. The two women came up with the idea to make a Shutterfly book to send to Aldean. McKin took control of the book and asked people to send in photos from the festival before the shooting occurred.

The book is 91 pages long to represent Rt. 91 and dedicates pages to victims and survivors. Some people even wrote personal messages to Aldean.

The women are sending the book to Aldean this week along with a few other special items and asking him to return to Las Vegas to finish his set. Their idea is to also invite the survivors and the victims families.

“It would just be so bonding and so amazing and so emotional and I think so healing,” stated Thomas.

A representative for Aldean said that they cannot comment officially on if or when the singer will return to Las Vegas, but they did add that they were excited to hear about the book.

“I hope that when he opens it, he just sees that we love him and that we know what he’s going through,” said McKin.

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