Astroworld stampede: What REALLY happened? Witness saw 'terror in every eye' at Travis Scott fest

Astroworld stampede: What REALLY happened? Witness saw 'terror in every eye' at Travis Scott fest
Eight people died at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival (Getty Images/ Jason Koerner and Twitter)

Travis Scott’s third edition of his much-awaited Astroworld Festival began on November 5 at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, with much zeal and enthusiasm. But that energy soon turned into tragedy as chaos ensued while fans went berserk right at the entry gates. The madness heightened so much that eight people lost their lives.

Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena confirmed the tragedy. Pena said, “The crowd began to compress toward the front of the stage, and people began to panic.” And, KHOU 11 News Houston tweeted, “HFD Chief Sam Pena: At around 9 or 9:15, the crowd began to compress toward the front of the stage and that caused panic and people were getting injured. HFD transported 17 people to hospitals. 11 of those transported were in cardiac arrest.”

Reports said some 300 people were treated for injuries such as cuts and bruises at the event which was attended by 50,000 people.


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What REALLY happened at Astroworld?

An eyewitness has shared on Instagram what really happened at Scott’s Astroworld Festival. Penning down the horror, the person, who goes by the username @seannafaith, wrote that the trampling happened soon after the performance started. The post stated, “Within the first 30 seconds of the first song, people began to drown -- in other people. There were so many people. Tall men, women. Women and men were 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.”


Seanna continued, “I watched my friend be dragged away from me, and lost sight of her. I began to realize in that moment that there is a way to die that not many people know about. Being trampled to death. I saw terror in every eye that I met, even the ones that told me to breathe and stay calm,” before adding, “Somehow I ended up on the ladder, going back down, mindlessly. I went under the platform, called 911. The only thing they said was they were calling the medical team in. I told the operator over and over we needed to stop the concert because we just needed a pause.”

The witness’ account -- the caption of which is “I can’t write anymore. To all the lost souls tonight, you were robbed. #astroworld #astroworldfestival #astroworldfest" -- received a lot of attention from people online. A user commented below the post, “Damn I got short of breath reading that. I can almost imagine what that’s like. I’ll never do big festivals again. Almost experienced that at Coachella in 2010 for MGMT. scary situation. Stay safe is a better option.” Another one said, “So glad you’re safe now Seanna, what a powerful horrifying read. RIP to those lost souls.”


A person who claimed to be at the fest added: “I was there tonight helping people climb over the metal barricades, in fact I may have even helped you, I told people nearby the camera with the long extending arm that people were unconscious getting CPR from other people there and that they needed help but the workers pretty much gave me a shrug and did nothing. I lifted and helped several people over that metal barricade but I wish I could have done even more… the way you described the inability to breath or move at first was exactly how I felt, I’m glad to be okay but it didn’t need to happen like this tonight, RIP to those we lost.”

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