Anticipation had been building for years for Travis Scott’s long-awaited concert. His concert was declared due happen on the November 5. His concert had been previously postponed due to corona virus restrictions and regulations. The festival annually took place at NRG park, Texas. The concert was initially named the same name as his album title to commemorate his project from 2018.
Travis made an outstanding and rather dramatic entrance with glowing eagles hovering over the crowd and flames roses being shot into the sky. Out of the darkness, appears the infamous travis Scott. He emerges from the stage leading the tens of thousands of people to immediately go wild.
A tragedy was yet to strike at Travis’ Astroworld concert, murdering 10 people in total. Ezra Blount being the youngest victim amidst the hectic mosh pit had also been admitted to hospital after a medically induced coma. She had gained many injuries during her visit to Travis’ concert. A further 300 people had been severely injured after the trauma they had sustained from the festival.
The death toll had rapidly emerged to nine deaths within less than a week, leading fans to have a quick response to their idol whilst immediately taking it to social media. With the public commenting things such as “cancel Travis Scott” and the public also labelling him as a “murderer”. The public immediately tried to tarnish his name and brand as he’d been deemed as passive for showing lack of care and concern for his fans who came to see his show.
A music critic from Houston, Joey Guerra, had alerted BBC radio 5 that “Travis Scott himself did stop the show several times to point out people near the front who were in distress or needed help and he would get security to come and help them”.
On November 14, Ezra became the 10th fatality that week after the Astroworld Festival. He’d attended the concert with his father in which he sat on his fathers’ shoulders. As the storm surge had begun, Ezra had passed out due to the pressure of the atmosphere then resulting to him collapsing to the ground. After that unfortunate event happened, Ezra was sadly trampled on.
Ezras father, Treston, had stated, “I had my son on my shoulders awaiting Drake’s stage appearance I began to be crushed until I couldn’t breathe, I passed out. I woke up and my son was gone and due to his severe injuries, which are swelling in the back of brain damage and trauma to nearly all organs”. Unfortunately, with great sorrow and condolences, Ezra passed away on Sunday night.
Back to the key narrative, Travis had been filed against, sued and faced many charges after this tragic outcome. This uproar led to controversial debates and comment wars via social media. Many people had different views and opinions of what they thought Travis could have done better. This left many fans across the world lost for words and struck by the lack of safekeeping and security to ensure the audience are enjoying themselves.