What Happened at the Astroworld Event in Houston?
50,000 young concertgoers were present at the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston on November 5th to watch Travis Scott perform when the incident that took nine lives and got hundreds injured happened.
At around 9:30pm Travis Scott began his performance when the people in the crowd began pushing to move forward. Witnesses and public safety authorities claimed that when Scott came on for his performance many started to push towards the front of the stage, crushing and injuring many in its path.
Nine lives were lost because of this event and hundreds injured. The victims that lost their lives ranged from ages 14-27.
Videos started surfacing on social media in the coming days in one of those videos a girl went up to a cameraman who was livestreaming the event and yelled at him to stop the show but the staff was seen driving her away.
Another video that went viral was of a crowd that was ignored the emergency panic and chose to keep dancing over an ambulance blocking a rescue operation.
Travis Scott came out the following day with an apology video where he stated “My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” Scott wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need.”
Scott, who is a Houston native, launched his Astroworld Festival in 2018. He was arrested in 2015 after inciting a crowd telling his fans to jump the barricades during his Lollapalooza performance and in 2017 for encouraging people to rush the stage at a performance in Arkansas.
Mary Alexander & Associates is keeping a close eye as this situation progresses.