Travis Scott’s Astroworld live performance pauses then restarts amid deaths, accidents By Reuters


© Reuters. An ambulance is seen in the crowd during the Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas, United States, on November 5, 2021 in this still image from a social media video dated November 6, 2021. Courtesy of Twitter @ONACASELLA / via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert on Friday was set to signal the resurgence of his hometown with an epic live event after the global pandemic disrupted the popular annual hip-hop festival.

But a disaster struck during his headline performance when at least eight of the 50,000 visitors died over the course of the Grammy-nominated rapper’s 90-minute show dead -many-injured-texas-music-festival-media-2021-11-06 and many more were injured when the fans flocked onto the stage.

“For everyone watching at home, I want everyone to quickly feel how we are doing it in Houston,” Scott told the audience shortly before the tragedy broke out, according to the online video of the concert.

An aerial view from the video showed a tight-knit tangle of concert-goers for about 18 minutes of footage uploaded by a YouTube user but later removed by Saturday morning for copyright infringement.

“I want to see some angry breakouts, man. According to the videos of the concert, Scott called the audience less than half an hour after his performance in front of the sold out crowd at NRG Park in Houston.

According to the videos, which had an Apple (NASDAQ 🙂 Music watermark, viewers could be seen jumping and swaying to the music, with some surfing above the crowd.

About half an hour into the footage uploaded to YouTube, Scott pauses for the first time: “There’s an ambulance in … whoah whoah,” he said. In an aerial photo, the white tip of what appeared to be an ambulance could be seen in the crowd.

Moments later, Scott continues the show and revives the audience: “Two hands to heaven, I want to let this … shake the ground.”

But less than fifteen minutes later he stops the show again.

“We need someone to help, someone passed out here. … Don’t touch him, don’t touch him, everyone just goes back. clothed security guards under him seem to be trying to pull people out of the crowd.

The show continues a few moments later.

Again Scott asks the audience to do the “earthquake” before he shares the stage with Canadian rapper, songwriter and actor Drake towards the end of the concert.

In a social media post on Saturday morning, Scott said he was “utterly devastated” by what happened, will assist police in investigating the incident and help the community heal.

“My prayers are to families and all those affected,” he wrote. “Love you all.”

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