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Anyone Who Attended The Travis Scott Show at Astroworld May Be Entitled to Compensation

A Deadly Pandemonium at The Astroworld Music Festival

A Deadly Pandemonium at The Astroworld Music Festival

On Friday, November 5th, 2021, at the onset of the headlining performance of the Astroworld music festival: Travis Scott, there was a massive crowd surge that left at least 8 people dead and more than 20 other hospitalized. 11 of them were in cardiac arrest. 300 people were injured and treated at the field hospital onsite.

Experiencing or Witnessing Tragedies Like This Can Have Serious Immediate And Long-term Affects on people

Among the 8 people who died, there was a 14-year-old, a 16-year-old, two 21-year-olds, two 23-year olds, and a 27-year-old. Among the hundredes injured, a 10-year-old was hospitalized.

If you saw the crowd surge at Travis Scott's Astroworld performance, contact us to discuss your legal options

A Deadly Pandemonium at The Astroworld Music Festival

Travis Scott's Concerts Have A History of Chaotic Crowds

The first Astroworld music festival happened in 2018 to promote Travis Scott's album of the same name. Since then, his concerts have become associated with elaborate stage design and wild audience behavior:

View from onstage at a DJ performance with pyrotechnics
  • According to the New York Times, Mr. Scott plead guilty to to charges of reckless conduct in 2015 because he encouraged fans to climb over security barricades to reach his stage at Lollapalooza in Chicago.
  • In 2017, Mr. Scott was sued by a fan who had been pushed off of a third story balcony, then dragged onstage during a performance in Manhattan.

According to the New York Post, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner reportedly voiced concerns about the crowd to Travis Scott prior to the show

At least one attendee of the event is suing Mr. Scott and the event’s promoters: Live Nation and ScoreMore, alleging that the tragedy was “predictable and preventable."

Travis Scott's Concerts Have A History of Chaotic Crowds

The Organizers of The Event Could Have Prevented The Tragedy

The deadly crowd surge was a direct result of the gross negligence of the promoters and persons involved with creating Astroworld . According to concert-safety consultant Paul Wertheimer, who has decades of experience in his field, “(This crowd surge) was preventable. The crowd was allowed to get too dense and was not managed properly ... The fans were the victims of an environment in which they could not control.”

Wertheimer continued: "as long as promoters, artists, security, venue, operators and city officials who approved these plans are not held criminally liable — this is going to drone on.”

This type of tragedy is far from unprecedented:

  • In December of 1979, 11 concert-goers were killed in a rush outside the entry doors of show with the band The Who.
  • In June of 2000, 9 were trampled to death in a mosh during Pearl Jam's performance at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

Crowd -safety measures have improved significantly since then. At Coachella, the main stage pitch is separated into grids by large, iron barriers. This prevents large crowds from getting out of control. This is the type of precaution that the organizers of Astroworld failed to implement.

The Organizers of The Event Could Have Prevented The Tragedy

Hold The Organizers Responsible

Those in charge of Astroworld Festival must be held accountable for failing to protect its attendees. They could have put safety measure in place that would have reduced the risk of a devastating and deadly crowd surge.

If you or a loved one witnessed the crowd surge at Astroworld, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

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