Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival: Left 10 Dead and Countless Fatal Injuries

Travis Scott’s famous 2021 Houston Astroworld Festival ends in shambles after deaths and sudden cries for help emerge from the crowd.

Travis Scott is a professional rapper and record producer.  In August of 2018, Scott dropped an album called Astroworld based off of the now-closed Six Flags Astroworld in Houston, Texas.

 In an interview with GQ Magazine regarding the closing of Six Flags Astroworld, Scott stated, “It took the fun out of the city” and his idea behind the album was making it sound like “taking an amusement park away from kids.”  In 2018, Scott started a music festival based on Astroworld near the old amusement park grounds at NRG Park.  The festival features various attractions, rides, and carnival games along with a set for the performers. 

This event is usually smoothly run with minor hiccups along the way, but this year’s 2021 Astroworld Festival took a turn for the worse. When Scott finally got onto the stage to perform, about 50,000 people tried to rush to the front of the stage to see Scott’s performance. Scott technically insight this in a now-deleted tweet saying, “NAW AND WE STILL SNEAKING THE WILD ONES IN !!!!!” This had encouraged fans to bypass security to get into the concert.

Many witnesses expressed that it was hard to breathe. Several audience members cried for help trying to get out of the crowd and there were even people who went to security guards and cameramen in hopes of getting them to stop the show. People in the crowd began to pass out, trample each other, and some people are even now reported dead. 

According to New York Times, 23-year-old Chris Leigh, who attended the festival stated, “People were literally grabbing and pinching at my body trying to get up from the ground.” He was also fighting for his life but couldn’t find his way out of the pits He even expressed how he lost his friends while trying to escape the deadly crowd. 

As of right now, there have been a total of 10 deaths along with several attendees hospitalized. The youngest being 9-year-old Ezra Blount who got trampled as the show began.  His father Treston Blount says, “I could tell that he was damaged…I’m not ready to lose my boy at all. We still got a bunch of living to do … That’s my boy” before it was announced he passed away in the hospital.  

Travis Scott is now being hit with a $750M lawsuit as a result of the events that took place. Scott made a public apology on his Instagram story the night after the festival along with a public statement for his fans on Twitter that didn’t sit too well with the crowd. His statement starts off with “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night” and then he goes on to say that he is working with the Houston community to help out the families in need of help and how the Houston Police Department has his full support as they look into all the lost lives. 

Several videos of his are going around on social media as of right now whether it’s a conspiracy, meme, crowd point of view, bringing awareness to the situation, and a whole lot more. 

The Astroworld Festival was a tragic event for all. As more lawsuits are being filed, the lives of many worldwide have been affected. No one knows what the future career of Travis Scott will be, but the lives lost are truly missed. The VP sends our condolences to the families of this tragic event.