During last week, Travis Scott had his festival, Astroworld, and things got a little bit crazy. It was a tragic and sad scene. At least eight people who attended were pronounced dead and a lot of other attendees were badly injured after crowds rushed to the stage. While Travis Scott performed in Houston, Texas, on Friday, November 5th, the crowd got out of control and pushed forward and caused a mass accident.
“This is a tragic night,” Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña said during a news conference early on Saturday, November 6. “We know that we had at least 8 confirmed fatalities tonight and we had scores of individuals that were injured here in this event.” He also noted that nearly 50,000 people attended the music festival, which around 9 pm the crowd “began to compress toward the front of the stage,” which caused panic and injuries. “At the start of the mass casualty incident, when it was triggered … We transferred 17 patients to the hospital,” Peña added at the time. “We won’t know the cause of death of the eight that were confirmed until the medical examiner has completed his investigation, but we are in the process — Houston Police Department — is sending units to the hospitals to identify these patients.”
The tragic incident took place outdoors at the sold-out festival which was held at NRG Park. The crowd became panicky because people were running for safety. A Source stated, “The quick response from Astroworld security and staff on-site undoubtedly saved even more people from being hurt or worse.” During Scott’s performance, it was said that he had stopped 3 times to ask what was going on, according to a source. “He asked for everybody in the area to go help them and bring them to the front,” an insider told Us. “As soon as they were made aware of what was happening, they ended the performance in the interest of public safety.”
There was an apology on social media by the event planners on Saturday stating, “Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight — especially those we lost and their loved ones. We are focused on supporting local officials however we can.” As the statement continued, it talked about how the festival lineup on Saturday had been canceled.
“As authorities mentioned in their press conference earlier, they are looking into the series of cardiac arrests that took place,” the social media statement read. "Thank you to our partners at the Houston Police Department, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their response and support.” Travis Scott also had a few words to say, “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night,” he tweeted a statement on Saturday. “My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.”
He continued in his post, “I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love You All.”
There will be legal action taking place also. Injured attendee Manuel Souza filed a petition against Travis Scott in Harris County District Court on Saturday, November 6, Us Weekly confirmed. Souza said the tragedy was "predictable and preventable" in the court docs and is going at Travis for at least $1,000,000 in damages. The lawsuit also names organizer ScoreMore, entertainment company Live Nation, Scott's Cactus Jack Records, and several other organizations.
On a brighter tip, Travis announced he will cover all funeral costs for the victims that lost their lives that night. It’s sad what happened to the innocent people that day. People are also saying it was devil worship or sacrifice. Some other people were saying it felt like hell. A lot of people blame Travis Scott for not stopping or letting this get out of hand; others still have his back. Who can we blame? The rapper or the promoters? Everyone has different opinions. We at Lavish Life Magazine send prayers to the families and people who lost their lives that night.