Astroworld Festival Turned Into a Deathfest: A Commentary


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HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 06: A festival patron is seen leading flowers outside of the canceled Astroworld festival at NRG Park on November 6, 2021 in Houston, Texas. According to authorities, eight people died and 17 people were transported to local hospitals after what they describe as a crowd surge at the Astroworld festival, a music festival started by Houston-native rapper and musician Travis Scott in 2018. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images)

Taylor Peters, Staff Writer

The Travis Scott concert was supposed to be a celebration with music that everyone there shared an interest in and enjoyed…but instead turned into a death fest.

Ten people have now died because of the events of this concert and there are many assumptions about this situation without a certain answer.

Everyone at one point ran to the front compressing everyone together with little air, with thoughts of a few drug overdoses along with it. You would think people collapsing, screaming, and bleeding in the crowd would catch the eyes of others, but there were only a few that did something and spoke up.

Many people at the concert stated that it was hard to breathe and people were getting pushed over. In my opinion, I think that Travis Scott saw all of this happening, but did nothing about it because it’s not hard to notice your audience passing out and screaming for help.

After the ambulance was called the damage was already done and many lost their lives or got hospitalized. Many describe it as ¨the crowd just went berserk.” 

The festival was poorly put together with the lack of seats, the amount of people allowed to go, and the lack of assistance for the audience. It was a tragedy waiting to happen…and it did.