Before taking the stage for his Narcissist Tour show in Los Angeles, Playboi Carti‘s fans got a stern warning. An event staffer at The Forum warned fans that if things became unruly, they were going to be in for a short concert. The strict rule enforcement comes in the wake of the recent tragedy at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival, which led to the deaths of eight fans as the out-of-control crowd stampeded towards the stage.
Carti performed Saturday night at The Forum. The warning came loud and clear over the venue’s public address system. The announcement was made prior to Playboi taking the stage.
“If you guys do not follow the rules if you guys jump over to the floor or do anything that they consider dangerous, not one or not two, but just one person messes up, this show is over. We’re fighting to let us do this show for you, but this show now, if it happens, it is on you. So please, let’s have a good time, but let’s be respectful, follow the rules and be respectful.”
Fans posted cell phone video from the crowd showing that mosh pits did form despite the warnings. NBA player Brandon Jennings was even spotted in the racous pit. Fortunately, no major injuries were reported.
Several lawsuits have been filed against Travis Scott and concert promoter Live Nation for the Astroworld incident. Scott had promoted the show as chaotic and wild. That prediction came to an unfortunate head as the deadly crush was made worse due to inadequate security and medical staff at the venue. Playboi Carty recently had a concert cancelled due to unruly fan behavior. The show was, ironically, in Houston.
Playboi Carti’s tour continues, next headed to San Diego and San Francisco before hitting Portland, Oregon this weekend. Fans can expect additional safety protocols at venues around the nation as concert organizers continue to react to the deadly Houston stampede. You can hear the announcement for yourself below.
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