Where is the Promised Resolution?? We want ANSWERS!!

There are so many people with a vested interest in keeping the truth about the Astroworld Concert from HELL  occulted and just as many reasons why.  So many different aspects to what happened, and the fault lies with several groups and multiple individuals.  So much that we will never know what really happened there in the natural, let alone what was going on spiritually.
There were so many individuals who suffered a certain kind of HELL that night.  The victims were from a wide range of ages from the unborn to mature adults.  The nightmare went on far too long and many people were traumatized but what they were feeling, seeing and hearing.  The cries went out to stop the show but they were either not heard or just ignored.

There were testimonies of police to buy partying along with the crowd to attend to their duties, of medical personnel who were ill equipped and poorly trained (if indeed they were trained at all), of fire department inadequacies, of possible injections of some kind of drug, of vaccine reactions, of 5G interaction, of witchcraft, of demons, mind control, of political favoritism for a favorite son, of the violent Rage culture and nature of the star of the show and of mindless, hypnotized fans consciously crushing innocent people beneath their feet in worship to their idol.As we all know, MONEY talks.  It is the god of this world.  God only knows why, but Travis Scott seems to be able to bring it in.  Sadly, there are thousands of people who are wild about him.  Having listened to his concert multiple times, I can’t imagine why.  To my taste he has no talent.  His music, using the term loosely, is just a lot of noise.  His sets and lighting are designed to hypbotize and irritate.  He spends himself with enthusiasm with the aim to drive his fans to fits of rage and shamanistic ecstasy.

We probably will never know or understand who is really behind it all or the true purpose that drives it.  But, I am sadly disappointed to see what little effort was put forth to get to the truth on what happened in Houston that day.  The victims and their loved ones deserve much better than that.

We need to work harder to hold our officials responsible.  To push for real invetigations that lead to truth and uncovered the culprits.  The goal of any criminal investigation should be to uncover the truth and not just to appoint committees to make recommendations to instigate new programs.We want to know who is behind it, and we need to know that those who commit crimes or cause deadly events will be held accountable and brought to justice.

Victims should not be left holding the bag, paying the bill, suffering the consequences just because they happen to be available.  I am tired of drug companies, corporations, perverts, and elites getting away with murder.  Knowingly committing crimes that cause suffering and death to innocent people with no repercussions.
I beg you to keep the victims and families of this disaster in your prayers.  Pray that God will bring the truth to light and some comfort and closure to those who were affected.  At the very least, keep this disaster and others in your thoughts.  Don’t let the culprits off that easily.  Talk about it, Keep it alive and at the forefront.  Do anything you can to let those in power to know that you have not forgotten.  That they have not succeeded in distracting you with their dog and pony shows.

Travis Scott Performs At Coney Island Art Walls’ Independence Day Concert

Travis Scott Performs At Coney Island Art Walls’ Independence Day Concert. Preezy Brown. Tue, July 5, 2022, 7:12 PM ·1 min read. In this article:.

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On Monday (July 4), Travis Scott brought his live show to the Coney Art Walls in Brooklyn, N.Y. for an impromptu holiday performance at The Day Party: Independence Day event. The rapper ran through various hits from his catalog and the event included performances by Meek Mill, DJ Spade, and Chase B. Scott’s appearance was initially billed as a “live DJ set.”

In addition to manning the wheels of steel, Scott launched into a few of his fan favorites, including his 2016 single “Antidote” and went as far as jumping into the crowd. At one point, Scott reportedly paused the show after some concertgoers climbed up and dangled from lighting fixtures. His surprise set is the latest performance on his comeback trail in the wake of the Astroworld Festival tragedy that occurred in 2021.

Urban Dictionary: wheels of steel
n. turntables, often specifically (but not necessarily) Technics SL1200 series turntables, noted for their steel platters

Scott’s Coney Island performance took place just days after Day N Vegas—where he was set to perform in front of the biggest crowd since the Astroworld Festival—was canceled due to “logistics, timing and productions issues.”

In other news, the rapper was also in attendance at Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin’s all-white July 4th party in the Hamptons, which boasted a guest list that included Jay-Z and Beyoncé, James Harden, Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Yo Gotti, Kendall Jenner, and more.

Fans were climbing structures during his set on the Fourth of July

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Travis Scott, July 2022 (Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for E11EVEN)
Travis Scott stopped his show at Coney Island on Monday (July 4), as TMZ reports, pausing to tell fans to climb down from a truss at the outdoor performance. The rapper’s performance at Coney Art Walls was one among his first live showssince his headlining set at Astroworld, where 10 people died as a result of crowd surges. When reached by Pitchfork, a representative for Travis Scott said:
Way to minimize the facts.  Yes, actually 11 people died, hundreds were hospitalized and thousands were injured at his Astroworld Concert from HELL.  

Travis is committed to doing his partto ensure events are as safe as possible so that fans can have fun, and he encouraged fans to listen to requests from security and climb down from the lighting structures so that everyone would be able to safely enjoy last night’s performance.

So, they are trying to make him out to be some kind of nice guy/hero.  But if you do just a tiny bit of research this guy is NO NICE GUY.  He goads his fans on, encourages them to be violent; to RAGE.  He encourages them to break the rules, bust through gates at his concert and RUSH the stage.  Anyone with a brain is not falling for his nice guy act.

In 2017, a New York man was left paralyzed on his left side after he jumped from a balcony at Travis Scott’s Terminal 5 show; he sued Scott the same year, claiming the rapper had “incited mayhem and chaos through his conduct.” Scott is still facing numerous Astroworld-related suits, including one from a woman who claims that the injuries she sustained at the festival caused her to lose her pregnancy. Scott announced the four-part Project HEAL initiative in March, an effort that includes a scholarship fund, mental health resources, and an event safety task force.
So, they are also trying to make him out to be some kind of victim.  Like the people suing him have no legitimate claims against him.  He is being unjustly harrassed. BS!!  

Scott has been returning to the spotlight in more recent months after last year’s tragedy, performing at a Coachella afterparty after dropping out as one of the festival’s headliners. He took the stage at the Billboard Music Awards in May, where he debuted a new song alongside the single “Mafia.” Scott was set to headline Day N Vegas in September, but the festival was canceled on July 1.
This man should not be allowed to continue to perform.  In my opinion he should be in jail!  Certainly the public deserves some justice.  Why should this man’s life and career continue as usual, when so man lives were lost, destroyed and disrupted by his criminal negligence and inciting to riot.  

Travis Scott spat on fan and incited crowd to ‘f**k him up’ after he tried to steal Yeezys off his feet when the star crowd surfed during 2015 performance in Switzerland

  • A video has resurfaced showing the incident from Switzerland in 2015
  • Scott is shown shouting down the microphone at OpenAir Festival in St. Gallen
  • ‘Get that motherf***er, get him,’ he is heard shouting while pointing to someone
  • Scott, 29, has a history of inciting mayhem at his notoriously rowdy concerts
  • Scott previously pled guilty twice to disorderly and reckless conduct charges
  • In one 2015 show, he told the crowd: ‘Let’s go. Come over. I want chaos’ 

A video has resurfaced showing rapper Travis Scott inciting a crowd to ‘f**k up’ a fan who attempted to take his Yeezy trainers while he crowd surfed in Switzerland.

The incident, widely reported at the time, occurred at the OpenAir Festival in St. Gallen, Switzerland in 2015 with video from the stage showing Scott’s outburst.

Scott, born Jacques Bermon Webster II

Festival-goer Kristian Paredes, 23, from Austin, Texas, has since sued Scott and fellow rapper Drake for over a million dollars, claiming the rappers ‘incited the crowd’ at the concert.

He has also accused the rappers, Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation of negligence.

The rapper has twice been convicted for encouraging fans to jump security barriers and rush the stage at previous concerts, while videos have also shown him encouraging people to jump off balconies.

A video has resurfaced showing rapper Travis Scott encouraging a crowd to ‘f**k up’ a fan who attempted to take his trainers while he crowd surfed in Switzerland. Pictured: A grab from the video taken at the OpenAir Festival in St. Gallen, Switzerland in 2015

Footage, taken from on-stage in Switzerland, shows Scott after jumping into the crowd and crowdsurfing, before being pulled back to the stage by security.

Turning back towards the crowd, Scott shouts into the microphone: ‘Get that motherf***er, get him,’ while pointing to someone.

You tried to take my shoe?’ You want to be a thief?’ he shouts at fan he is accusing of attempting to taking his ‘Yeezy’ trainers off his feet.

‘F**k him up! F**k him up’ he is then heard shouting. It was reported that Scott also spat at the person in the crowd.

Nov 8, 2021Festival-goer Kristian Paredes, 23, from Austin, Texas, has since sued Scott and fellow rapper Drake for over a million dollars, claiming the rappers ‘incited the crowd’ at the concert. He has also…
Scott has twice been convicted for encouraging fans to jump security barriers and rush the stage at previous concerts. Pictured: A mug shot of Scott from Rogers police department after a 2017 incident in Arkansas
Pictured: A mug shot of Scott from Rogers police department after a 2017 incident in Arkansas

Scott has twice been convicted for encouraging fans to jump security barriers and rush the stage at previous concerts.

City officials knew that fans of the rapper were raucous after the Astroworld Festival resulted in a stampede that sent three people to the hospital two years earlier.

There’s no suggestion Scott asked fans to rush his stage during the Friday night performance that ended with eight deaths.

However, the fatal situation has raised eyebrows over footage showing multiple incidents of crowds stampeding towards Scott at prior performances at Lollapalooza in Chicago in 2015 and at an outdoor venue in Arkansas in 2017.

Both incidents resulted in misdemeanor convictions for Scott.

Meanwhile, a fan who was paralyzed after falling from a balcony during a Scott concert in 2017 has blasted the singer for putting fans’ safety at risk.

A lawyer for Kyle Green, a 27-year-old who was injured at Scott’s April 2017 concert at Terminal 5 in New York City, says that Green was ‘devastated and heartbroken’ for the families of the eight people who died at Scott’s Friday night concert.

Kyle Green, 27, was left partially paralyzed at a 2017 Travis Scott show in Manhattan after Scott encouraged another fan to jump off a balcony. He says Friday's deaths could have been avoided 'had Travis learned his lesson'

Kyle Green, 27, was left partially paralyzed at a 2017 Travis Scott show in Manhattan after Scott encouraged another fan to jump off a balcony. He says Friday’s deaths could have been avoided ‘had Travis learned his lesson’  Kyle Green broke several vertebrae after falling from a balcony at a Travis Scott show in 2017 in Manhattan.  He can only walk with a ‘significant, significant disability,’ his lawyer says.
Travis Scott show at Terminal 5 in NYC Travis Scott show at Terminal 5 in NYC

NYC 2017: Green ended up partially paralyzed after cracking several vertebrae when rowdy fans rushed the balcony of Terminal 5 in New York in May 2017. Scott egged one fan to jump. In video of the incident, one concertgoer can be heard saying, ‘I don’t wanna die in here.’

Travis Scott at Lollapalooza 2015 Travis Scott at Lollapalooza 2015

CHICAGO 2015:  Scott pled guilty to misdemeanor reckless conduct after his fans jumped a security barricade at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago
Travis Scott fans rush Arkansas stage in 2017 Travis Scott fans rush Arkansas stage in 2017

ARKANSAS 2017: Scott encouraged fans to go past security and rush the stage at a May 2017 show in Arkansas. He pled guilty to disorderly conduct the next year
This sick, evil, violent, man of no conscience has not been working on changing his behavior or his mindset.  Every minute since the horrible disaster at his AstroWorld Concert from HELL, when he is not partying with his rowdy friends, he has been diligently working to re-establish his marketablity.  He has missed a step, maybe one or two engagements or sponsorships, but for the most part his career has not been affected at all.  Unbelievably, neither has his popularity, which speaks volumes about our society and how far we have fallen.
Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for E11EVEN
In early November 2021, ten concertgoers died by crowd crush during Travis Scott’s headlining set at Astroworld.  Scott responded with multiple statements in the days after the festival, attempting to absolve himself of guilt. He currently faces a slew of multimillion-dollar lawsuits over the event and has been the subject of much scrutiny. But the rapper has also been making his comeback, even performing at small events and releasing new music. This year,he was due to headline the Day N Vegas festival, one of his first shows to be canceled after the tragedy. The 2022 festival has now been canceled due to “logistics, timing and production issues.” But those who have been closely watching Scott’s post-Astroworld moves know that Day N Vegas was just one part of a monthslong return to the public eye one that, like the growing lawsuits, likely won’t stop given that Scott was readying a project before Astroworld. Here’s a timeline of that return.

November 8, 2021: Scott offers to cover funeral costs for those who died as a result of the Astroworld crowd crush, announcing the move in a press release. He also announces a partnership with online-therapy provider BetterHelp for free therapy for those affected by the concert. Las Vegas hip-hop festival Day N Vegas cancels Scott’s headlining set planned for November 13. “The security and safety of all attending Day N Vegas has been and is always top priority in our festival planning,” the festival says in a statement.

November 15, 2021: Nike postpones the launch of its Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack shoes, a collaboration with Scott, “out of respect for everyone impacted by the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival.” The shoes were originally set to be released December 16. (Nike announced on May 11 that the shoes would come out May 27.)   Not much resepect for the lives lost and/or destroyed by the concert.

November 29, 2021: The family of Ezra Blount — at 9 years old, the youngest of Astroworld’s ten victims — tells Rolling Stone they declined Scott’s offer to pay for his funeral. “He must face and hopefully see that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy,” the family’s lawyer, Bob Hilliard, says of Scott.

November 30, 2021: Lawyers for the families of four other Astroworld victims tell Rolling Stone they also declined Scott’s offer to pay for their funerals. Tony Buzbee, the attorney for the family of Axel Acosta, calls the offer “bullshit.”“If you gave a shit about these families, you wouldn’t have to put out a press release for everyone to see saying he’s willing to pay for a funeral,” he tells Rolling Stone. Richard Mithoff, representing the family of John Hilgert, says it’s “frankly demeaning and really inappropriate to the magnitude of the tragedy that unfolded.”

December 10, 2021: KESQ reports Scott will no longer headline Coachella 2022 after he was previously set to in 2020. A day later, Variety reportsthat Scott’s agent had been trying to keep him on the lineup with the intent of Coachella being his live return.

December 11, 2021: Scott’s hard seltzer, Cacti, is discontinued by Anheuser-Busch nine months after its launch. “​​We believe brand fans will understand and respect this decision,” an Anheuser-Busch spokesperson says in a statement to AdAge.

December 28, 2021: Dior delays a planned Cactus Jack line with Scott, set to be part of its summer 2022 collection. The decision was made “out of respect for everyone affected by the tragic events at Astroworld,” Dior tells WWD. The outlet reports that Scott’s team agreed to the postponement.

February 10, 2022: Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, posts on Instagram that Scott will be appearing during his Coachella headlining set. (Ye is eventually dropped from the Coachella lineup.)

February 23, 2022: Ye releases four songs from his album Donda 2 to his Stem Player, including “Pablo,” which features Scott and Future.

March 8, 2022: Scott announces Project HEAL, “a multi-tier, long-term series of community-focused (Phoney)philanthropy and investment efforts. (typical elite behavior used to hide expenditures and launder money exchanges)” It includes initiatives on event safety, mental-health resources, and scholarships. “I want to use my resources and platform moving forward towards actionable change,” he writes on Instagram. “This will be a lifelong journey for me and my family.” The sparse website promises more information “in 2022.

March 26, 2022: Scott performs at an Oscars pre-party — his first live appearance since Astroworld. He DJs and raps a short set, per TMZ, at a party in Bel Air attended by Leonardo DiCaprio, Venus Williams, and Serena Williams, among others.

April 17, 2022: Scott DJs a few songs at a Coachella after-party, per TMZ. The event, in La Quinta, California, was associated with the nearby Revolve Festival. A source tells E! News, “People were super-excited to see him.”

April 22, 2022: Scott features on “Hold That Heat,” by the producer Southside, alongside Future. It’s Scott’s first widely available song since Astroworld after “Pablo” was only available via Ye’s Stem Player. Scott also stars in the music videowith an alligator on a leash.

April 27, 2022: Primavera Sound Buenos Aires announces Scott as a headliner for its November 12 show. It’s his first announced festival performance since Astroworld.

May 8, 2022: Scott performs a 45-minute set for a sold-out crowd at Miami nightclub E11EVEN. He encourages the crowd to take shots, TMZ reports. Quavo joins Scott for a few songs.

May 9, 2022: The Billboard Music Awards announce Scott will perform May 15, in his first TV appearance since Astroworld. As an executive producer and the host of the show, Diddy says in a since-deleted Instagram post that he “made a demand, a request” that Scott perform. Diddy later tells Billboard  he’s “un-canceling the canceled”by having Scott perform.

May 20, 2022: Scott drops footwear and apparel from his previously postponed Nike collaboration on his website. His Air Trainer 1s are only available for purchase by raffle, and TMZ reports that more than a million people sign up within 30 minutes. (A wider release on the Nike SNKRS app is still expected on May 27.) “Emotions high,” Scott says in an Instagram Story a few hours after the drop. “Love u guys.”

June 7, 2022: Day N Vegas, the first performance Scott canceled after Astroworld, books Scott to headline its 2022 festival in September. The date will be Scott’s first U.S. festival since Astroworld.

June 27, 2022: Scott announces a performance at London’s O2 Arena on August 6, his first major solo concert since Astroworld.

July 1, 2022: Scott’s return to festivals is put on hold again, as Day N Vegas announces that it is canceling its 2022 festival due to “a combination of logistics, timing and production issues.”

July 4, 2022: Scott opens for Meek Mill at a performance at Coney Art Walls in Coney Island. TMZ captures footage of the rapper stopping the show to ask fans to get off of a metal truss. “Just make sure you safe, my brother,” Scott says as someone dressed in a Spider-Man costume climbs down. He later cuts the music again to tell the crowd to “take two steps back” from the barricade.
WHAT A HERO!!  MAN, that makes up for all those  dead, trampled bodies… Don’t you agree???!!!  NOT!!!!

So, it sure looks to me like his career has suffered very little damage.  He has not lost much of anything as opposed to all the 5,000 people who suffered dearly at his concert from HELL!  

He just keeps rolling right along.  Raking in the money and eating up the adoration and fame.  No remorse.  Just constant shameless self-promotion.  

Here is a little refresher of how things looked that fateful November weekend:
Nov 4, 2021 Travis Scott and Drake just did a concert where you had to have not one, but two jabs to get in. Kids passed out and died there and they (main stream lying media) claimed it was because the the people got crushed to death as there was no room/overcrowding yet all footage clearly shows that was not the case.



Nov 8, 2021  HOUSTON – Before the end of Travis Scott’s first song, Jessica Ramirez sensed the concert had gone horribly wrong.. Concertgoers at the Astroworld Festival on Friday were wedged into massive crowds, she said. A woman pushed past with a bloody face. Then the bodies started to come, handed overhead by visitors and placed in a row on the pavement nearby.
Nov 10, 2021  Travis Scott and Drake could pay ‘billions’ in damages after a lawsuit involving 68 people injured in the deadly crush at the Astroworld concert was announced. Powerhouse Texas attorney Thomas J….
Dec 28, 2021  Last month, 282 victims of the concert filed a $2 billion lawsuit against ScottDrake, Live Nation, Apple Music and NRG Stadium — where the event was held — claiming they ‘cut corners, cut costs,…

Eight People Died, Including A 14-Year-Old And 16-Year-Old, At Astroworld Festival After A Crowd Surge

Officials said 13 people are still hospitalized as of Saturday, including five who are under the age of 18. A 10-year-old is in critical condition.

Erika Goldring / WireImage,  Travis Scott performs during Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston on Nov. 5.

At least eight people, including two minors, were killed and dozens more were injured at the Astroworld music festival in Texas on Friday night after the crowd surged toward the stage, officials said.

The eight people who died included a 14-year-old, a 16-year-old, two 21-year-olds, two 23-year-olds, and a 27-year-old, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Saturday. One victim’s age was not yet determined.

At around 9 p.m., during rapper Travis Scott’s set at the sold-out concert in Houston, the crowd “began to compress towards the front of the stage,” Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña said at a press conference late Friday.

“That caused some panic and it began to cause some injuries. People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic,” he said.

The “mass casualty incident” happened at around 9:38 p.m., Peña said. Twenty-five people, 11 of them in cardiac arrest, were transported to hospitals.

As of Saturday, Turner said, 13 people are still hospitalized, including five people under the age of 18. A 10-year-old is in critical condition.

Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite, who was near the front of the crowd, said Friday that the mass casualty incident “seemed like it happened just over the course of a few minutes.”

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Suddenly we had several people down on the ground experiencing some type of cardiac arrest or some type of medical episode. We immediately started doing CPR and moving people right then,” he said.

Satterwhite said he then went to meet with the event promoters and Live Nation, the organizer, and they “agreed to end early in the interest of public safety.”

Video from the concert shows Scott, who was performing, stop his show as an ambulance makes its way through the crowd. “What the fuck is that?” he says, pointing at the ambulance.

Scott’s girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, who was at the concert and shared videos from the back of the audience, also appeared to capture an emergency services vehicle driving slowly through the massive crowd.

The rapper addressed the incident in a statement Saturday, saying he was “absolutely devastated” by what happened the night before.

“My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” Scott said. “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.”

It’s unclear what happened exactly that led to the deaths and injuries, and officials urged people not to speculate. Peña said the medical examiner is investigating the cause of death of the eight people who were killed.

“Our hearts are broken,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said. “People go to these events looking for a good time, a chance to unwind, to make memories. It’s not the kind of event where you expect to find out about fatalities.”

Though event promoters had medical services and transport units on site, Peña said, they were “quickly overwhelmed when the crowd started falling out,” prompting dozens of fire department units to step in and help. More than 300 people were treated at the field hospital.

Officials said 50,000 people were at the concert when the incident happened. Peña told reporters Saturday that there is no occupancy permit for an outdoor event. According to fire code assembly occupancy, he added, the venue could have accommodated over 200,000 people, but it was limited to 50,000 at the event.

Astroworld, an annual music festival produced by Scott, was sold out in under an hour this year when tickets were released in May. About 100,000 people were expected to attend the event, which the Houston rapper headlined, Variety reported. The festival was not held last year because of the pandemic.

KTRK via AP / Emergency personnel respond to the Astroworld music festival in Houston on Nov. 5.

SZA, who performed before Scott’s set, tweeted Saturday that she was “speechless about last night.”

She wrote, “I’m actually in shock n don’t even know what to say .. just praying for everyone in Houston especially the families of those that lost their lives.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the state’s Department of Public Safety will support the investigation.

Officials said at Saturday’s press conference that there were 528 police officers providing security, in addition to 755 private security officers, according to Live Nation.

“This has not happened to us ever in Houston since I’ve been a police officer,” Police Chief Troy Finner said.

One alleged narrative about Friday night’s events, he added, was that someone in the crowd was injecting other people with drugs. This rumor stemmed from one report from medical staff of a security officer who reached into the crowd to restrain a citizen and felt a prick in his neck. Medical staffers examined the officer, who lost consciousness, and administered Narcan, Finner said. The police chief said that the prick on the officer’s neck was similar to that of an injection.

He urged people to “follow the facts and the evidence” and avoid spreading unfounded rumors circulating on social media out of respect for the families.



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Stacey Sarmiento places flowers at a memorial in Houston on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 in memory of her friend, Rudy Pena, who died in a crush of people at the Astroworld music festival on Friday. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

The deaths of eight people in a crush of fans at a music festival have led to calls for an independent, outside investigation instead of one by the Houston police, who along with the fire department played a key role in crowd control and other safety measures at the show.

Experts in crowd safety say an investigation by neutral outsiders into the tragedy during Friday night’s performance by rapper Travis Scott could help the city avoid potential conflicts of interest and promote transparency.  This would be a good idea, especially since there are rumors that the police and fire departments may have been complicit in the problem.

Houston Police Department spokeswoman Jodi Silva declined to comment on whether the department’s close involvement in the event created a conflict or if it was considering handing the probe off to an outside agency. Such decisions are often made in investigations like police shootings.

“All of the information we have available to put out at this time has been placed out on Twitter,” Silva said.

The police department’s probe would be separate from any independent investigation ordered by County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris County’s top elected official, according to Rafael Lemaitre, a spokesman for the county judge’s office. Hidalgo hasn’t decided who would conduct such an independent review or how it would be done, Lemaitre said Monday.

“She wants to know if this could have been prevented in any way,” Lemaitre said. “It’s also entirely possible that it was not preventable for whatever reason, and that’s something we would like to know, as well.”

Astroworld’s organizers laid out security and emergency medical response protocols for the festival in plans filed with Harris County. The 56-page plan, obtained by The Associated Press, says any decision to evacuate the event would be made by the festival director after consultation with other individuals, including the security director. Such plans have to be reviewed by Houston police officials.

“The actual crime was probably not committed directly by the fire department or the police department,” he said. “But at least for appearance purposes, if an independent body did the investigation I think that would be the better practice.”

Officials have said a private company was primarily responsible for providing security at the festival, but Houston police were also assigned to the event. The plan says medical care at the festival was provided by ParaDocs, a private company based in New York.

Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña said during a news conference Saturday that the injuries and size of the crowd “quickly overwhelmed” the private companies providing security and medical services. Peña said even though the medical operations plan did not require the fire department to have units pre-positioned around the festival, those units were in place “in case this incident escalated.”

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said in a statement on Monday that he had a “brief and respectful” meeting with Scott and the rapper’s head of security on Friday before his performance. The chief said he asked them to work with the police department.

G. Keith Still, a visiting professor of crowd science at the United Kingdom’s University of Suffolk, said his independent investigations of similar tragedies typically begin with evaluating an event’s safety permit process, including how a permit was issued and whether the event organizer adhered to permit conditions.

“Police can sometimes get too caught up in trying to take eyewitness accounts,” he said. “With 50,000 potential eyewitnesses, by the time they get through with all of that, they’re left with a huge, confused mass.”

Houston police and fire officials said their investigation will include reviewing video taken by concert promoter Live Nation, as well as dozens of clips from people at the show. Officials also planned to review the event’s security plan and determine whether its organizers properly followed permit requirements.

Steven Adelman, vice president of the industry group Event Safety Alliance, said in an email that he sees no issue with public safety authorities authorizing an independent investigation of the Houston tragedy.

I would hope and assume the investigation will be conducted by an outside person who is not subject to influence by the agencies that were involved with Astroworld. This is not an uncommon scenario in complex situations like this one,” wrote Adelman, whose organization was formed after the collapse of a stage killed seven people at the Indiana State Fair in 2011.

Finner has defended how long it took for the concert to be called off after the first signs of trouble. The police chief said his department immediately notified concert organizers after noticing that attendees were “going down.” The event was called off 40 minutes later after discussions that included the fire department and park officials.

You cannot just close when you’ve got 50,000 — over 50,000 — individuals, OK?” Finner said. “We have to worry about rioting — riots — when you have a group that’s that young.

Peña said city officials limited the attendance to 50,000 even though the venue could have held 200,000 based on fire codes.

“It was the crowd control at the point of the stage that was the issue, especially as the crowd began to surge toward the stage,” Peña said.

Live Nation said in a statement that it is cooperating with local authorities “so that both the fans who attended and their families can get the answers they want and deserve, and we will address all legal matters at the appropriate time.”

County Judge Hidalgo tweeted on Saturday that she was “calling for an objective and independent investigation into what happened.” She also said her office was grateful for the work done by the police and fire departments.

It may well be that this tragedy is the result of unpredictable events, of circumstances coming together that couldn’t possibly have been avoided,” Hidalgo said. “But until we determine that, I will ask the tough questions.

Hidalgo’s office isn’t a law-enforcement agency and doesn’t have authority over criminal investigations.


Nov 8, 2021 A concertgoer who was injured during the festival is suing rapper and producer Travis Scott, who was the organizer of the Astroworld Festival, as well as entertainment company Live Nation, concert promoter Scoremore and others involved in the event, according to the lawsuit obtained by CNN.

Manuel Souza, who is being represented by the law firm Kherkher Garcia, “suffered serious bodily injuries when the uncontrolled crowd at the concert knocked him to the ground and trampled him,” according to the lawsuit filed in Harris County, Texas.

The Friday night crowd at the sold-out Astroworld Festival was so tightly packed that when audience members were pushed toward the stage, some told CNN, they were crushed to the point that they couldn’t breathe and passed out.

Concertgoers described the event as traumatizing, with many witnesses saying they saw lifeless bodies being trampled amidst the chaos. Those who survived had to fight their way out of the crowd as the music continued.

The Houston Police Department tweeted Sunday the investigation into the tragedy is active and “in its early stages.”

The lawsuit alleges, “Scott actively encourages his fans to ‘rage’ at his concerts. His express encouragement of violence has previously resulted in serious violence at numerous past concerts.”

It also cites a since-deleted tweet from Scott in response to fan complaints about this concert’s quick sell-out: “WE STILL SNEAKING THE WILD ONES IN. !!!!!”

Photo: Thomas Shea/AFP via Getty Images

On Friday, November 5, 2021, around 9:30 p.m., ten people lost their lives and hundreds were hurt after crowds rushed toward the stage during Travis Scott’s concert at his Astroworld music festival in Houston at NRG Park. The youngest person killed was a 9-year-old boy. Approximately 50,000 people were at the show. Scott addressed the tragedy the next day: “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” he tweeted. “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.” The show’s organizers mirrored Scott’s tweet, writing on Twitter, “Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight — especially those we lost and their loved ones.” Live Nation, in a statement on “legal matters,” said, “We continue to support and assist local authorities in their ongoing investigation so that both the fans who attended and their families can get the answers they want and deserve.

Houston officials vowed to look into the “mass casualty” incident with Police Chief Troy Finner revealing on November 6, “It’s now a criminal investigation that’s going to involve our homicide division as well as narcotics.” The Houston Police announced on January 14 that it “partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for additional technical assistance.” The FBI launched a website where people can submit recordings and photos “that may assist the investigation into the injuries and deaths of individuals.”

Following the Astroworld tragedy, Texas governor Greg Abbott formed the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety to study risks at performance venues and create a report. The task force noted that there was an apparent inconsistency as to which agency was responsible for logistics, making it hard for any authority to take charge when things went awry. “Highlighted in the discussion of the Astroworld event was the fact that the County had jurisdiction over the permitting requirements, but City 911 was responsible for responding to event incidents,” the report notes. “Additionally, there was no Occupancy Load issued for the event, which is typically determined by the Fire Department. A consistent permitting process could have helped established jurisdiction and authority over ultimate event shutdown in the face of a life-threatening incident.”

Many attendees and their loved ones have taken steps to find the truth on their own. Those injured at Astroworld and the families of those who died started to file lawsuits against Scott and festival producers shortly after the tragedy. These lawsuits have since been consolidated into one civil action. As of May 9, there have been a total of 4,932 legal claims against Astroworld. Eleven of these claims are for deaths in relation to the stampede, 732 are for “physical injury with extensive medical treatment,” 1,649 are for “physical injury with less extensive medical treatment,” and 2,540 are listed as “other.” Here are some of the major legal claims coming out of Astroworld that are part of the massive case as well as some general updates.

Shanazia Williamson and Jarawd Owens
The couple allege in a December legal claim that their unborn child died as a result of the Astroworld stampede. “While in attendance at the festival, Shanazia was trampled and crushed resulting in horrific injuries and ultimately the death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child,” their lawsuit reads. “In addition, Shanazia sustained injuries to her shoulder, back, chest, leg, stomach, and other parts of her body.” The suit states that Scott and the other organizers’ “failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child.”

“As a direct and proximate result of Defendants’ conduct by way of act and/or omission, Plaintiff Shanazia sustained severe physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, discomfort, personal injury,” and the death of their unborn baby, the suit says. “Defendants had actual, subjective awareness of the risks involved in the above-described acts or omissions, but nevertheless proceeded with conscious indifference to the rights, safety, or welfare of Plaintiffs and others.” Their legal claim contends that, as a result, they “are entitled to and seek exemplary damages” and are seeking “monetary relief significantly in excess of $1,000,000.”

Axel Acosta
Travis Scott and Drake have been named in a $750 million lawsuit in connection to the Astroworld tragedy. Attorney Tony Buzbee filed the complaint in Houston Civil Court on behalf of 125 Astroworld Festival victims, including the family of Axel Acosta, a 21-year-old who was killed at the concert. In the lawsuit, Buzbee alleges that Acosta died from cardiac arrest, the result of being stomped on by the crowd. “When Axel collapsed, he was trampled by those fighting to prevent themselves from being crushed,” it reads. “As he lay there under a mass of humanity, dying, the music played and streamed on — for almost forty minutes.

“Axel Acosta loved and adored Travis Scott and the other performers at Astroworld — the feeling was not mutual,” the lawsuit continues. “Certainly, neither Travis Scott nor his exclusive partners, streaming service, record labels, handlers, entourage, managers, agents, hangers on, promoters, organizers, or sponsors cared enough about Axel Acosta and the other concertgoers to make an even minimal effort to keep them safe.”

Drake, who was a surprise guest performer appearing alongside Scott, has been named in the lawsuit. He allegedly “greatly benefitted from [Scott’s] ‘sicko’ legacy.” “When [Drake] accepted [Scott’s] invitation to perform at Astroworld 2021, [Drake] was well aware of the damage [Scott] had caused at his shows in the past,” Buzbee writes in the lawsuit. “[Drake] was also well aware of the anticipated size and volatility of the crowd, and the likelihood of incitement.” Live Nation, Apple Music, Epic Records, Scott’s Cactus Jack Records, and Tristar Sports & Entertainment Group, have all been identified as defendants in the lawsuit.

Buzbee’s team made a statement to People, claiming his firm “believes, based on its ongoing investigation, that Apple Music, Epic Records and many other corporations that stood to profit from Astroworld will share legal blame in a court of law, in front of a Texas jury.” Buzbee’s firm also plans to file another lawsuit “with another 100 named plaintiffs.”

Manuel Souza
Souza, who’s repped by the firm Kherkher Garcia, LLP, is filing a claim alleging that the events were “predictable and preventable.”
“Tragically, due to Defendants’ motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety, and due to their encouragement of violence, at least 8 people lost their lives and scores of others were injured at what was supposed to be a night of fun,” Souza’s petition alleges. Souza says that he endured “serious bodily injuries when the uncontrolled crowd at the concert knocked him to the ground and trampled him.

Ryan S. MacLeod, partner at Kherkher Garcia, LLP, stated in an email to Vulture, “As proud residents of Houston, we are sickened by the devastating tragedy that took place on Friday night. Travis Scott has a history of inciting violence and creating dangerous conditions for concertgoers. In fact, he tweeted that he would let the wild ones in after the show sold out. He and those who promoted and supported this concert must take responsibility for their heinous actions. We intend to hold them fully accountable by showing that this behavior will not be tolerated in our great city.”

Kristian Paredes
The concertgoer is filing a suit against Scott, Drake (who took the stage during Scott’s performance), and Live Nation. When Scott’s performance started a little after 9 p.m., Paredes “felt an immediate push.” Paredes, who is repped by the law offices of Thomas J. Henry, says in the suit, “The crowd became chaotic and a stampede began leaving eight dead and dozens including Kristian Paredes severely injured. Many begged security guards hired by LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT for help, but were ignored.”

“Defendants were negligent for inciting a riot and violence,” Paredes’s petition claims. “The occurrence here in was due to the negligence, carelessness and recklessness of the defendants, their agents, servants and employees, in the ownership, management, maintenance, operation, supervision, and the control of the subject premises … as a direct and proximate result of the incident and the negligent conduct of the Defendants, Plaintiff suffered severe bodily injuries. The injuries have had a serious effect on the Plaintiff’s health and well-being. Some of the effects are permanent and will abide with the Plaintiff for a long time into the future, if not for his entire life.”

Noah Gutierrez
Twenty-one-year-old attendee Noah Gutierrez is filing suit over the incident. His counsel, civil-rights attorney Ben Crump, says that Gutierrez encountered “chaos and desperation” while Gutierrez and other concertgoers struggled to get people off of the ground.

Gutierrez, an El Paso resident, says in his suit that he was in the VIP section “when he was suddenly forced to watch in terror as several concertgoers were injured and killed as a result of a crowd surge.” As the crowd surge neared the stage, several attendees were “kicked, stepped on, trampled, and tragically crushed to death as a result of compressive asphyxia, which is caused when people are pushed against one another so tightly that their airways become constricted.” The suit contends that several people were “shouting for help with CPR and pleading with Defendants to stop the concert,” but that “despite the chaos which Defendants were aware of or should have been aware of,” they failed to stop the show until more than 40 minutes after a “mass casualty” incident was declared.

Tobenna Okezie
In a lawsuit filed Monday, Okezie alleges that “as a result of inadequate security and a security plan to protect attendees at the festival, conditions were created and consented to by the festival organizers that caused several stampedes and a crowd compression that resulted in the tragic deaths of eight individuals and the serious injuries of hundreds more.” Okezie claims to have been “seriously and permanently injured by the recklessness and conscious indifference of the Defendants.”

Coritius Broussard
The Houston resident’s allegations echo those of Okezie. Broussard claims that concert promoters and Scott “failed to provide the proper safety planning, security, and medical personnel, proximately causing Plaintiff’s injuries.” Broussard says that the promoters and Scott’s actions “constitute negligence” and that they “failed to exercise reasonable care” in terms of warning attendees about safety hazards, providing “competent personnel,” designing an “adequate safety plan,” and having enough security personnel.

Briannae Garcia
Like most other attendees who have filed suit, Garcia is seeking at least $1 million in damages. Garcia says that “the acts and omission of the Defendants as described above constitute negligence,” referring to the conditions that led to the crowd compression. Scott and organizers’ “breaches of duty proximately caused injury and damages” to Garcia, court papers filed Monday state. Garcia expects to show that Scott and promoters’ conduct “involved an extreme degree of risk considering the probability and magnitude of the potential harm to others.”

Natasha Celedon
The Houston resident, who like several others suing over the Astroworld tragedy is repped by Sean A. Roberts, has made similar claims as other plaintiffs. Celedon’s suit maintains that “defendants had actual subjective awareness of the risks involved, but nevertheless [proceeded] with conscious indifference to the rights, safety, or welfare of others, including the Plaintiff.”

Marielena Chavez
Chavez, who’s also represented by Roberts, has claimed that because of Scott and promoters’ “negligence, Plaintiff has suffered physical injuries and economic damages, both in the past and, in probability, in the future for which he/she seeks financial remuneration.

Wasem Abulawi
Abulawi, like others, claims to be “seriously and permanently injured by the recklessness and indifference” of Scott and promoters. Since Scott and promoters were responsible for the festival, Abulawi’s suit maintains, they were responsible for providing adequate security, planning, and medical resources.

Patrick Polier
The concertgoer maintains that “as a result of inadequate security and a security plan to protect attendees at the festival, conditions were created and consented to by the festival that caused several stampedes and a crowd compression that resulted in the tragic deaths of eight individuals and the serious injuries of hundreds more.” Polier claims to have been “seriously and permanently injured” during the chaos.

Dante Deberardino
The suit by Deberardino says he will show that Scott and promoters’ behavior, “when viewed objectively from the standpoint of Defendants at the time of its occurrence, involved an extreme degree of risk considering the probability and magnitude of the potential harm to others.” Deberardino’s suit also claims that Scott and promoters “had actually subjective awareness of the risks involved, but nevertheless [proceeded] with conscious indifference to the rights, safety, or welfare of others,” including him.

Ilhan Mohamud
When Scott’s set started, Mohamud was in the middle of the crowd and “without warning, she became trapped in the middle of a crowd surge.” Mohamud, who’s represented by Hilliard Martinez Gonzales, LLP, as well as by Crump’s firm, alleges that “as the crowd continued to surge forward towards the stage … [she] and thousands of other concertgoers were pushed, shoved, elbowed, kicked along with being suffocated.” As Mohamud “attempted to stay conscious and escape the crowd,” she “was forced to witness several concertgoers who [were] being crushed, trampled, and killed within very close proximity to where [she] was trapped within the crowd.” Mohamud says that she “experienced severe physical pain and unimaginable terror and emotional trauma.”

Cristian Guzman
During the concert, Guzman states in his lawsuit, “there was a surge of uncontrolled people pushing through the crowd. The pushing soon became chaos as people were stampeded and trampled on.” Guzman says he was “pushed to the ground and trampled which has resulted in a significant back injury.” The suit alleges security did not maintain order: “There are numerous videos showing people dancing on top of [vehicles] … videos of unconscious bodies being crowd surfed to medical attention, and numerous comments about the medical staff being under trained and not provided with sufficient equipment,” the suit states. “All the while, the show went on with Travis Scott continuing to perform—even after stopping the show because he saw people that needed help.

Brandon Kemp, Reilly Corcoran, and Alex Sander
In their suit, Kemp, Corcoran, and Sander say that “for an extended period of time prior to the [incident], attendees became increasingly compressed towards the stage as other attendees began pushing towards the front of the stage.”

While this surge was happening, they say, promoters and security “failed to take appropriate action to secure the area and restrain the crowd.” They were aware of the risky circumstances, but “nevertheless proceeded in conscious indifference to the rights, safety, and welfare of the Plaintiffs and other members of the public,” the suit alleges.

Patrick Stennis
In his lawsuit, Stennis alleges that he endured “severe injuries” at the concert. The deaths and injuries at Astroworld “has already been classified as one of the deadliest crowd-control disasters at a concert in the United States in decades.” Stennis alleges that he was “trampled, crushed, and lost consciousness during the incident.”

He sustained injuries to his shoulder, head, and other parts of his body,” the suit states. “Defendants’ failures to properly plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Plaintiff’s and others injuries and deaths.”

Tiffany Delgado
Delgado’s lawsuit charges that “as a result of inadequate security and a security plan to protect attendees at the festival, conditions were created and consented to by the festival organizers that caused several stampedes and a crowd compression that resulted in the tragic deaths of eight individuals and the serious injuries of hundreds more.”

Her suit maintains that she was “seriously and permanently injured by the recklessness and conscious indifference of the Defendants.

Maria D. Peña (mother of victim Rudy Peña)   
Rudy Peña, 23, was killed at Astroworld Friday; his mother has filed a lawsuit against several promoters and Scott for his death. “The Defendants are liable for the injuries and death of Rudy Peña,” her suit alleges. “They knew or should have known that the [conditions] were unsafe and presented an unreasonable risk of harm to the concertgoers. Despite the hazards, they let the show go on.”

“They had a duty to exercise reasonable care to ensure the safety of those attending the concert,” the suit, filed by attorney Steve T. Hastings, states. “They breached their duties which resulted in the ultimately death of Rudy Peña.”

Oscar Villanueva 
An entry with the Harris County Clerk’s office indicates that Villanueva has taken legal action, but a copy of his petition was not immediately available.

Joseph Ferguson
Court filings show that Ferguson has filed suit, but not available to view yet.

John Hilgert
The family of 14-year-old John Hilgert, one of the youngest deaths in the Astroworld, has filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott, Live Nation Worldwide, and other entities involved in the concert, according to People. Attorney Richard Mithoff filed the lawsuit on behalf of Hilgert’s parents Chris and Nichole Hilgert. “Defendants egregiously failed in their duty to protect the health, safety, and lives of those in attendance at the concert, including but not limited to the failure to provide adequate security personnel to implement crowd control measures, proper barricades, and the failure to provide a sufficient amount of emergency medical support,” the lawsuit claims.

This post has been updated.

Photo: Screenshot via ABC13

Not even one full month after the Astroworld crowd-control tragedy that left ten Houston concertgoers dead, Hulu uploaded what appeared to be a documentary called Astroworld: Concert From Hell on Wednesday, December 1. The branding appeared to take callous advantage of the very recent events, with a pulpy description that read, Travis Scott’s Astroworld was supposed to be the concert of a lifetime. But it turned into a tragic nightmare.” As it turns out, this was not a Hulu Original documentary, but rather a 50-minute local-news segment that aired on ABC’s Houston affiliate on November 20. The highly produced news feature covers the lead-up, events, investigations, and possible aftermath of the Astroworld deaths, and includes interviews with survivors and experts, as well as footage of police and grieving parents.


After social-media backlash, Hulu pulled the upload. A spokesperson for the streaming platform told Variety, This was an investigative local news special from ABC13/KTRK-TV in Houston that originally aired on November 20th — not a Hulu documentary. The special was briefly available on Hulu, but has since been removed to avoid confusion.”


Dec 8, 2021Travis Scott denies allegations, including negligence, in lawsuits filed against him for the Astroworld Festival tragedy, according to court documents filed by Scott’s attorneys and obtained by CNN.

More than 140 lawsuits have been filed in the tragedy that left 10 people dead, CNN previously reported. Most allege the defendants were negligent and stood to make huge sums of money from the concert.

A spokesperson for Travis Scott provided CNN with “answer” documents filed Monday on behalf of the star rapper and his record label, Cactus Jack Records, in response to allegations in six lawsuits. All six filings deny the allegations.

Defendants generally deny the allegations set forth,” stated the court documents, which requested the claims be dismissed with prejudice, meaning they cannot be brought to court again.

The family of Bharti Shahani, a 22-year-old university student who died at the festival, and representatives for Joseph Ferguson, who attended it, criticized the court filings.

Travis Scott’s attempt to escape responsibility for creating a deadly situation from which his fans could not escape is shameful and, sadly, true to form,” said Houston attorney James Lassiter, who represents Shahani and several more festival attendees who suffered significant injuries.

“While he continues using social media to present a public image of someone who is grieved by the catastrophic loss of life that his actions caused, he is quietly paying celebrity lawyers to argue his victims deserve nothing more than symbolic help with funeral costs.”


Deaths at Travis Scott concert due to accidental suffocation, medical examiner says

  • Astroworld victims were crushed, but deaths were not homicide
  • Houston police investigation continues to probe what happened

HOUSTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – The 10 people who died in a stampede at rapper Travis Scott’s concert at the Astroworld Festival in Houston last month accidentally suffocated, the Harris County medical examiner ruled on Thursday.

The victims, aged 9 to 27 years old, died of compression asphyxia, the examiner’s report concluded, essentially crushed to death in the crowd surrounding the stage. Another 300 people were injured among the audience of 50,000 people.

Victims were trapped and hemmed in by barricades on three sides, unable to escape as thousands of fans rushed toward the stage while Scott performed. Eyewitnesses said spectators fell to the ground and some were trampled by the crowd.

The medical examiner ruled out homicide, or death caused by another person, in all 10 cases.

“This re-opens a fresh wound for many families who are still trying to make sense of what happened,” said Harris County’s top executive Lina Hidalgo.

“Bharti Shahani suffered a horrific death as she was suffocated within a massive crowd,” said attorney James Lassiter, who represents the Shahani family. The findings “confirm Bharti’s family’s worst fears,” he said.

A spokesperson for Scott declined immediate comment. His attorney and representatives for Live Nation did not reply to requests for comment.

A Houston police spokesperson declined immediate comment.

The medical examiner’s finding could shape the direction of a police criminal investigation into the tragedy, which has shaken Houston and raised issues about crowd control and security at entertainment mega-events.

There have been no charges filed by police but at least 200 lawsuits including several by family members of the deceased have been filed against 29-year-old Scott, festival promoter Live Nation Entertainment, the NRG Park concert venue, and others involved in the event.

The family of Mirza Danish Baig, 27, sued organizers for negligence and wrongful death, alleging they failed to stop the show “when it was obvious they had lost complete control of the situation,” according to their lawyer. At least two other families also filed negligence lawsuits.

Compression asphyxia is caused by a force from the front or back preventing the lungs from expanding, said Dr. Ron Albarado, an acute care trauma surgeon, at UT Health Houston. Deaths can occur in about 15-20 minutes in a crowd surging back and forth, he said.

What Scott and organizers knew of the unfolding tragedy before ending the concert is part of the police investigation. The concert continued for more than 30 minutes after it was declared a mass casualty event, and after police told the promoter to halt it, Houston Chief Troy Finner has said. read more

Scott was unaware of the full extent of what had happened until the next morning, his attorney has said, and the rapper offered to help with the families’ funeral expenses. Festival director and executive producers, not Scott, were responsible for deciding when to end the concert, his attorney has said.


Poor planning, poor security training, and failures in communication were cited by Texas officials in a report on the Astroworld tragedy last fall that caused the death of ten festivalgoers and injuries to hundreds more. The Texas Task Force on Concert Safety was put together by Gov. Greg Abbott in the wake of the tragedy, which occurred at the grounds outside of Houston’s NRG Stadium as Travis Scott performed.

“Live music is a source of joy, entertainment, and community for so many Texans – and the last thing concertgoers should have to worry about is their safety and security,” Gov. Abbott said at the time of the task force’s creation. “From crowd control strategies and security measures to addressing controlled substances, this task force will develop meaningful solutions that will keep Texans safe while maximizing the joy of live music events.”

The task force was chaired by Brendon Anthony, Director of the Texas Music Office. TMO staff provided support, with a who’s who of live entertainment, venue, law enforcement and other experts involved in the meetings and discussions.

According to the report issued on the task force’s findings, the recurring themes found by investigators included improvements needed in:

  • Unified On-Site Command and Control
  • Permitting
  • Training
  • Planning with Risk Assessment, and
  • Centralized Resources

The high-level assessments seem to corroborate the initial reporting that came out of Astroworld. Among the scores of lawsuits are ones from security guards who allege they were poorly trained before the event. A report from Houston’s Chief of Police indicated that planning and staffing records were “not good.” And the fact that the Chief of Police was speaking about the event failures after it happened when his organization was one of those involved with the planning, risk assessment, and on-site command that clearly failed. Finger-pointing and blame has ensued, which is why this report came to be.

While it wasn’t designed to assign blame, the report’s findings seem to indicate where the failures by event planners happened that led to the tragedy, in hopes that such outcomes can be avoided in the future. Lawsuits (which are definitely intended to assign blame, at least by the plaintiffs), remain ongoing. hearing before an important congressional committee for Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino to answer their questions on what went wrong in Texas had been scheduled for early this year, but remains indefinitely postponed.

“Safe gatherings are possible when everyone does their part,” the task force website reads. “The recommendations [in the report] are narrowly tailored to address gaps that were identified as contributing to safety failures at the Astroworld event. The TFCS also proactively used this process to enhance the State’s standard of safety practices for mass gatherings of all types.

“While some level of risk is inherent in any mass gathering, it is the opinion of the TFCS that proper planning will allow Texans to enjoy safe performances, concerts, and other culturally significant events,” it continued.

In addition to the report, a collection of resource documents were published by TFCS, which helped guide the recommendations from the report. Those are available here.

So with all the horror that was going on before during and after that concert, we should have expected much more than what we are getting.  Another investigation that is just wasted time and bureaucracy.  No resolution, no real disclosure, no satisfaction for the victims, nothing but rhetoric and bullshit.  If it had been TRUMP on that stage… it would have been a totally different game. 


Mar 15, 2022  On November 5, 2021, over 50,000 fans headed to the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston for what should have been a great night of live music after nearly two years of COVID restrictions. Instead, 10 people died— including a nine-year-old child—and thousands more were injured when the crowd surged forward as Travis Scott took the stage.


732 victims required extensive medical treatment.

Travis ScottAstroworld Festival saw nearly 5,000 people injured, almost double the previous estimates of 2,800.

A new legal filing was listed earlier this week, that claims there were 4,932 victims, with 732 of them needing extensive medical treatment, 1,649 who needed less extensive care and 2,540 whose injuries are still pending review.

The filing comes from attorneys Jason Itkin, Richard Mithoff and Sean Roberts with an aim to coordinate the law firms, lawyers and victims involved. 

Litigation over the disaster began in January, with over 387 separate cases and over 2,800 victims. By February, the cases were combined into a single lawsuit, with claims being filed daily.

A spokesperson for the rapper said that he was unfairly blamed for the tragedy, stating, “It’s very clear that the tide is turning as the authorities and public conversation has been focused on concert operators and security contractors rather than performers.” 
Oh, this is a horrendous mistake.  The performers are inciting and programming these young people.  They need to carry responsibility for their words, their actions and their tactics.

In the tragedy, 10 people were killed, including a 9-year-old when 50,000 attendees began to push toward the stage.

In an interview with Charlamagne The God following the incident, Scott stated, “At the end of the day, these fans are like family so you feel like you just lost something. You do these shows, honestly, for people to have the best experience and just to think that something like this happen, you just try to figure out … just wrap everything around.”

Lenard Larry McKelvey (born June 29, 1978), known professionally as Charlamagne tha God, is an American radio host and television personality. He is a co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club with DJ Envy and Angela Yee; all three were inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2020 for their work on the show.

The backlash from the incident was extensive, with Coachella dropping Travis Scott as a headliner for their 2022 event, as well as Scott presumably losing a range of unannounced festival slots around the globe.   (Again, making him out the victim.  He should not be allowed to perform until there is resolution about the disaster that was his Astroworld Concert FROM HELL!)

Jun 7, 2022 Now, nearly 5,000 legal claims have been filed against Scott, Astroworld, LiveNation, and others associated with the event. Who Is Charged with Wrongdoing? Nearly 400 lawsuits have been filed related to the Astroworld incident. It has been reported that up to 50 defendants have been named throughout the list of lawsuits.

If you have not already seen my other posts related to this topic, it might help you to understand all the fuss if you check them out.