We are truly devastated after what happened to a sold-out concert in Texas that has taken several lives of our fellow Americans.
Recently, Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival have sold 100,000 tickets within an hour when they went on sale in May and performers confirmed were Travis Scott himself, Young Thug, Lil Baby, SZA, and a surprise appearance by Drake.
No wonder it got sold out that fast as it was a huge concert, for real.
But a tragic accident occurred during the concert and ABC 13 reported that “multiple fans were trampled as hundreds rushed the event’s perimeter Friday afternoon. Once inside, some people began climbing onto portable toilets as security personnel worked to try and contain the crowd.”
Samuel Pena, Houston’s Fire Chief has released a statement after the incident, “We have eight confirmed fatalities at this point and we have 23 people were transported from the venue.”
“The crowd began to compress toward the front of the stage, and people began to panic,” Pena added.
⚠️??#URGENT: Multiple injuries reported at Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, Texas#Houston l #TX
A large medical response is underway at NRG Park for ‘several patients’. Disturbing footage from the scene shows EMS performing CPR on three patients.
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— Intel Point ALERT (@IntelPointAlert) November 6, 2021
Even before the concert started, chaos has been starting causing a stampede to burst through the gates. VIP security entrance has been bypassed and the video just shows how wild these audiences are.
As we were arriving to the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park right at 2:00, a stampede burst through the gates. Hundreds of people destroyed the VIP security entrance, bypassing the checkpoint. People were trampled. Some were detained.
(Excuse any language you may hear) pic.twitter.com/d0m2rjqAAk
— Mycah Hatfield (@MycahABC13) November 5, 2021
Multiple people have been taken to an area hospital in the Houston, Texas area after sustaining injuries at #ASTROWORLDFest, according to @KHOU. Video shared on Instagram Stories shows first responders performing life-saving measures on attendees. pic.twitter.com/oOLH0AU2QU
— Malik Earnest (@MalikEarnest) November 6, 2021
CNN also confirms that the victims were 14, 16, two were 21, two were 23 and one was 27 years old, while one of the victim’s ages remains unknown, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced in a news conference Saturday evening. There are no people reported missing, the mayor added.
And yet the plan is a plan, so the concert festival goes on.