Seanna Faith: Astroworld crew DID NOT stop concert even after woman alerted them about stampede
Travis Scott's much-awaited Astrowold Fest 2021 turned into a haunting massacre as over 8 people died in a crowd stampede on November 5, 2021. Several others were left seriously injured in the fatal event and are currently undergoing treatment. The organizers of Astroworld Fest also released a statement mourning the tragic deaths. "Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight — Especially those we lost and their loved ones. We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. With that in mind, the festival will no longer be held on Saturday," the organizers stated. Travis Scott himself addressed the issue much later, describing it as 'devastating'.
However, a video clip has emerged from the fest venue in Houston, where the event staffers can be seen completely ignoring a woman's desperate pleas to stop the concert. In the now-viral video, a woman from the audience approaches the camera crew on stage and informs them repeatedly about the crowd deaths, begging to stop the concert. She was soon followed by another man confirming the grave crisis. The camera person in the video paid no heed to their requests and instructed them to get off the stage.
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There are calls for Travis Scott to be arrested as critics blame him for continuing with his musical set, ignoring the pleas of concert-goers to stop performing, even after law enforcement officials arrived at the scene to aid those hurt in the commotion. Some fans even reminded that Travis Scott was arrested in 2015 for "encouraging the crowd to ignore security and rush the stage" at the Lollapalooza music festival.
While sharing the viral footage from Astroworld, Perez Hilton remarked, "So many people are to blame! Multiple failures at the #TravisScott show on Friday night. May this never happen again! CHANGES need to come from this tragedy!"
Another fan informed, "Footage captured at Astroworld shows two concertgoers trying to get the cameraman's attention to warn them of people being trampled during Travis Scott's performance. The cameraman filming Astrofest avoids them entirely."
Footage captured at Astroworld shows two concertgoers trying to get the cameraman's attention to warn them of people being trampled during Travis Scott's performance. The cameraman filming Astrofest avoids them entirely.#astroworldfestival #AstroWorld #ASTROWORLDFest pic.twitter.com/zdBrUAuLST— Βƌβƌβơ⊔⟟ℓℓ⋲ (@WulfMunkey) November 6, 2021
The woman in the video was later identified as Seanna Faith, who also took to social media to share her jarring experience at the concert. She also called out the organizers for their delayed response even at the peak of a crisis.
"Who I am in this story is not important, rather it is important the things I have now witnessed. Astroworld, Houston, Texas. Travis Scott is the only one performing. I don’t know how many people were at the festival, but I do know every single person was at that stage," Faith wrote in her Instagram post.
She further recalled her horrifying ordeal, "There were so many people. Tall men, women. Women and men where the only thing they could see was the back of the person in front of them. The rush of people became tighter and tighter. Breathing became something only a few were capable of. The rest were crushed or unable to breathe in the thick, hot air. My friend began to gasp for breath, and she told me we needed to get out. We tried. There was no where to go. the shoving got harder and harder. If someone’s arms had been up, it was no longer a possibility to put it down.”
Faith also shared how she witnessed people trampling over others amid the commotion, while they screamed for their lives. "Hundreds of people ripped their vocal cords apart screaming for help, but we were not heard. There was nowhere to go. My friend was trapped between people on every side of her, and she desperately tried to move towards the rail. It was no use. The screaming intensified, as more people realized they could not breathe. We begged security to help us, for the performer to see us and know something was wrong. None of that came.”