Organizers of Astroworld Fest didn’t even attempt to hide the fact that fans attending the event would experience chaos and danger. TMZ spotted a video posted to the event’s official Instagram that collected clips of the chaos that took place at the 2019 festival.
Split up between archival news clips and fan-shot footage, the video shows all sorts of chaos and violence that occurred at the 2019 show. It even showed people getting trampled, the same fate that met concertgoers at the most recent festival.
Travis Scott, who is believed by many to have incited the deadly violence, shared the video on his personal Twitter in 2019 in the aftermath of the wild event. This apparent endorsement is a bad look in retrospect, but it is mind boggling that any festival would use its own failures to promote itself. Scott thanked fans, particularly the aggressive ones.
THANKS TO EVERYBODY THAT PULLED UP TO RAGE !!!!
As several fans were crushed to death under the weight of the surging crowd, Travis Scott continued to incite mayhem on the mic, refusing to stop his performance. Now, he will face lawsuits for the foreseeable future alleging his responsibility for the incident. He was warned before the event by Houston’s police chief about the potential for problems with the rowdy crowd.
In total, eight people lost their lives at the festival. The second and third nights of the three-day event were cancelled. We send our condolences to those who were affected by this terrible, tragic event.
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