The Stories Coming Out From Travis Scott’s Deadly Astroworld Concert Are Getting More & More Insane



Unless you’ve been living under a rock these last few days (lucky you), you’ve probably heard about the tragic events at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert in Houston last Friday that resulted in the deaths of 8 people and up to 300 concertgoers hospitalised.

There are a whole bunch of claims and rumours from those in attendance swirling around the internet, and sure enough it sounds like there were some seriously f*cked things taking place. In fact the whole marketing campaign for this festival was a recipe for disaster. Travis Scott’s official social media accounts were selling the event by promoting madness, hysteria, chaos and rage:

That’s an officially produced marketing video from Travis Scott’s PR team basically encouraging people to “rage”.

Travis Scott did put out a video over the weekend issuing an apology and praying for the victims and their families:

Which is the right thing to do of course, but hard to fully respect when the news and footage from Astroworld continues to get worse and worse…

TMZ even reported that the Houston Police chief went to Travis Scott’s trailer before the show to warn him about the rowdy crowd:

The Houston Police Chief was so concerned about crowd control at the Astroworld Festival, he went to Travis Scott’s trailer to express concern over the “energy in the crowd.”

Police Chief Troy Finner said the “energy” in anticipation of the festival had been escalating for months … this according to the NY Times. The Chief attributed the energy to the pandemic, the fact that tickets went for hundreds of dollars and the event itself had a history of crowds that were difficult to control.

The Chief knew Travis personally and admired him for all the good work he did in Houston.

That said, it’s clear the Chief was concerned about the swelling and anxious crowd.

The Chief may have gone to the trailer because some people who wanted to get in before the concert started knocking down barricades.

Sources connected to Travis tell TMZ … the Chief never told Travis to pull the plug on the show. Furthermore, the sources say Travis was never told the stop the show prior to 10:10 PM — more than an hour after the show began — via his in-ear device. The sources go on to say the fire marshal was also mum.

Although Travis says because of the pyrotechnics, strobe lights and all, he couldn’t see the scope of the calamity.

TMZ also reported that there were people at the concert running around injecting others with needles at random, which is absolutely f*cking horrific:

The Houston PD’s Chief, Troy Finner, just confirmed what we’d been told … namely, that at least one person had been injected with something via needle — and there well may have been more.

Chief Finner said a security guard working the event felt a prick in his neck by an unknown assailant while he was trying to restrain a citizen — and he quickly fell unconscious. Finner says the guard was revived by use of NARCAN … and that medical personnel did, indeed, see something on his neck that indicated he’d been stabbed with a syringe.

The videos keep coming and get more and more disturbing:

A load of people are also running some conspiracy theories about the demonic symbolism at the concert, which is completely irrelevant but I guess interesting to look at. It’s obviously just the aesthetic they went for at the concert, but would have definitely contributed to the hellish feel as the chaos and tragedy unfolded:

It’s not the first time tragedy has struck at a Travis Scott concert. Back in 2017, a lad got paralysed at his NYC show:

Another clip going viral right now involves Travis Scott demanding audience members beat up a fan who tried to steal his $900 trainers while he was crowdsurfing:

Naturally the lawsuits are piling up, with Travis Scott, Drake (who also performed) and Live Nation in the crossfire. The idea is they failed to warn fans of safety risks and failed to provide appropriate medical staff at the event. The whole thing is just so sad and depressing not least because of how preventable it was if the organisers had just taken care of their responsibilities.

I guess one silver lining is that extra strong safety measures will be taken at these sort of concerts from here on. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families – let’s hope justice is done.



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