The moment Travis Scott started his set at Houston’s Astroworld Festival, Texas, Chaos began, according to one attendee of Inside Edition Digital.
“I was in that initial group, like, up close to the stage, and I literally was like this the whole time and I couldn’t move,” Kevin Perez, a concert attendee, told Inside Edition Digital.
“So, like, as soon as [Scott] came out, the wave just, like, kind of crushed me in and I was like, this, I was being controlled by everybody, and I had to, like, keep my head up like this, like towards the sky so I can breathe,” Perez said.
It is known that the ages of the dead range from 14 to 30.
Houston’s police chief allegedly told Scott there was concern about crowd control prior to the event.
Roddy Ricch (rapper) offered his salary from the event to the victims’ families.
Scott shared a statement via Instagram this weekend.
“I am absolutely devastated by what took place last night,”The statement now begins. “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. 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 the immediate response and support. Love You All.”
Scott was seen in videos posted to social media watching people take someone else away, while continuing to hum.
Scott claimed that he was unaware of how many people were hurt until after the event ended. Scott and Live Nation, the promoter of the event, have said they will cooperate with authorities. Many concert-goers are suing Scott and Live Nation.