Astroworld concert canceled due to attendance chaos


Kori Wilkinson

Famous Houstonian, Travis Scott is facing hundreds of lawsuits from people who attended his annual Houston Astroworld Concert On November 5, 2021. All of the lawsuits are due to a high number of people attending and not having enough security to control the crowd. The over crowdedness caused many people to start rushing towards the stage and knocking down the security barriers. Many people started getting knocked down and trampled on with other people stepping over each other and caused a horrible concert environment. Many began to seek medical attention but there were not enough EMTs in attendance to treat all the injured people. All of the chaos that emerged in the crowd caused countless injuries and a total of ten deaths to people in attendance of the concert.

The age range of victims who passed away ranges from 9-27. The youngest victim, 9-year-old Ezra Blount, died November 14 after being in a medically induced coma due to his injuries. 

“They were expecting to come and have a good time with each other, bond as father and son, and it turned into a tragic event because of the negligence of others,” said Blount’s grandfather. 

Public safety authorities aren’t clear as to what exactly happened but what is believed to have been a big factor in the incident is the overcrowding at the event. The only thing they do know is that people began to surge towards the stage, during which people were compressed and unable to escape the situation. 

Many teens such as Porter High Student Carmelo Hernandez and his sister Ali’ana were at the event and said they experienced many emotions, mainly fear for themselves and each other. Hernandez said he’s glad they were able to get out healthy and safe and his heart goes out to the families of the victims.

The event is something that thousands of people fly into town for and count down the days leading up to the event. With this being an annual event many people are beginning to wonder what we can expect next year. 

**See the in-person account here from Tristan Marquez: