Janelle Story, 35, told BuzzFeed News that she was walking in a bar when she encountered a crowd on the street. By 8:30 p.m., Story, an American living in Seoul, said the area was packed with people. “Even getting out of the subway station is scary,” she said via Twitter message early Sunday. “It takes 20 minutes to get out of the station.”
As she moved from one bar to another near the Hamilton Hotel, she said the crowd was very tight, but there didn’t seem to be any danger at the time.
“Even though I’m uncomfortable, no one ‘lost control,'” she said. “We all just moved very slowly and orderly.”
But then around 10:30 p.m., Story said she started to feel more panicky about the situation as she was recording the footage and posting it on Twitter.