Astroworld Injuries Could’ve Been Prevented
Each of the tragic incidents that took place at Astroworld 2021 could’ve been preventable, at least that’s what many concertgoers are claiming. Manuel Souza, a concertgoer, filed a petition in Harris County District Court to sue Travis Scott, the organizer of the event ScoreMore, and Live Nation. The festival left at least 8 people dead and dozens injured.
In the lawsuit, there are claims that state that the disaster was a result of motivation for profit at the expense of the concertgoers. Scott and the festival organizers chose to ignore the risks of harm to the concertgoers and even encouraged dangerous behavior, according to the lawsuit.
Deadliest Music Event in Years
Astroworld 2021 had more than 50,000 people attend the event at NRG Park Stadium in Houston, Texas. It’s considered to be one of the deadliest music events that have taken place and involved crowd disasters in years.
While the timeline of events and disaster details are still unclear, some videos and witnesses claim there were quite a few chaotic scenes. The videos show rowdy crowds storming the stage and making it hard for others to breathe. There are also claims stating that the organizers of Astroworld ignored the warning signs that indicated concertgoers would breach security gates around the park and stampede onto the premises, as they did and ended up trampling others in the process.
Even after the ambulances arrived and tried to treat those who had obvious injuries, the Astroworld organizers refused to stop the festival despite the great risk that others would be harmed and that the situation could escalate.