Is Astroworld The End of Travis Scott's Career?
On Friday night, the Astroworld Festival, which once served as one of the most hyped-up events of the post-pandemic world, ended in tragedy after artist Travis Scott (a.k.a Jacques B. Webster) took the stage before a crowd of 50,000 fans, seemingly catalyzing a deadly crowd-crush, one several survivors described as both “traumatizing” and “terrifying.”
“We stood there for two hours, as did every other person,” recalled an Astroworld attendee named Seanna in a now-viral Instagram post. “Every gap was filled, where your feet were placed was where they stayed. Energy rose as the time neared beginning the show. Within the first 30 seconds of the first song, people began to drown - in other people,” she continued.
Although they attempted to escape, Seanna says that she and her friend were trapped in the giant crowd. “There was no where to go,” she explained. "The shoving got harder and harder. If someone's arms had been up, it was no longer a possibility to put it down. So, people began to choke one another as the mass swayed. It became more and more violent," she said, noting that throughout the ordeal, she “saw terror in every eye that I met.”