Travis Scott and other organizers of the Astroworld music festival in Houston are already facing at least one lawsuit following Friday’s deadly crowd surge.
The first one was filed by an injured concertgoer who called the incident a “predictable and preventable tragedy”
The case is one of the first of many lawsuits that are expected to be filed over the incident, which appears to be one of the deadliest crowd disasters at a music event in years.
More than 50, 000 people attended the Astroworld concert on Friday. The exact cause of the disaster is still unclear but videos and witness accounts appear to indicate a chaotic scene in which the already-rowdy crowd surge towards the stage, making it difficult for some to breathe.
Even after ambulances arrived to treat attendees who had suffered serious injuries, the organizers still made the decision for the show to go on. It developed into a complete mess resulting in the deaths of at least 8 people and leaving some others injured.
My heart breaks for those who died in that surge. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be in a crowd of 50, 000 people full of panic and trampling on each other.