After the fatal influx of crowds at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival On November 5, people on social media used the incident to raise awareness of crowd safety during live performances. Scott interrupted his performance on Friday night after spotting an ambulance in the audience of 50,000 around 9:30 p.m., when Houston firefighters reported an “incident with mass casualties.” At the time, 25 people were taken to hospital, but Scott continued his set until 10:15 p.m., playing for nearly half an hour as the danger in the crowd persisted.
Fans on social media have openly expressed their outrage at the site and at Scott for performing under such critical circumstances, and the singer is currently being sued by several people with lasting injuries from the influx of crowds. A day after the festival tragedy, Scott posted an apology on Twitter, writing: âI am absolutely devastated by what happened last night. My prayers go out to the families and everyone who has been touched by what happened at the Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my full support as they continue to investigate the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working with the Houston community to care for and support families in need.
The frightening truth is that the Astroworld festival is not the first time spectators have died from negligence. Indoor-only concerts are among the most dangerous to attend, according to safety advice expert Paul Wertheimer, and the layout of the festival itself has since been cited as the main cause of the Astroworld tragedy. Authorities are currently carrying out a criminal investigation into the incident and everyone involved, including Live Nation, the promoter of the Astroworld festival, is cooperating.
Despite the cooperation of the venue and the promoter during the investigation, the physical, mental and emotional suffering that resulted from the events of this year’s Astroworld show cannot be reversed. In an attempt to prevent such tragedies from happening again, internet users are sharing clips of Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, Teyana Taylor, Linkin Park, Billie Eilish, and more artists who stopped their shows to help those in need and didn’t continue until they were sure everyone was okay. See some of the heartwarming moments for yourself to come.