Galindo, 52, remembers escaping through a side door, not knowing if the gunmen were chasing them, and ending up in a police station “with others covered in blood”.
The guitarist said he was thinking of the families of the victims and praying for them every day, adding that since the dark moment, “I’ve been living a different life. I’ll never be the same again.”
Hughes, 49, was visibly moved, saying that when he heard the gunshots in the concert hall he ‘knew death was upon us’. He said they “ran for their lives” after “nearly 90 of my friends (fans) were murdered in front of us”.
“The perpetrators tried to leave a legacy of terror,” he said. Then he ended by quoting former Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne: “You can’t kill rock n roll.
The only surviving member of the extremist team that attacked several targets in Paris that night, Salah Abdeslam, is the main defendant. He was defiant and contradictory in his testimony, but broke down in court last month, asked for forgiveness and expressed his condolences for the victims.
All the other assailants either blew themselves up or were killed by the police.
The survivors and the families of the victims see in this exceptional month-long trial a crucial chance for justice and closure seven years after the attacks on the Bataclan, Parisian cafes and the national stadium, which left 130 dead.
The trial began in September and is expected to wrap up next month.