Posted on November 8, 2021

Travis Scott Kept Performing at Fatal Concert as Crowd Shouted ‘Stop the Show’

Eileen AJ Connelly, New York Post, November 6, 2021

Videos shot at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival Friday night appears to show fans desperately trying to get the concert to stop, as the crush went on for about a half hour before the music was stopped, leaving at least eight people dead and scores more injured.

Scott apparently noticed an ambulance moving through the crowd, stopped performing for a few moments, then promised to “make this motherf**king ground shake,” and resumed the show. It’s unclear if he heard any of the crowd’s pleas.

Another 11-second post starts with a closeup of Houston police officers and medics attending to a fan on the ground, while the audio captures a line of Scott’s song.

The camera then shifts to show Scott on top of a platform above the crowd, glancing in the direction of the cops. The rapper then turns away, shimmying his hips as he dances, and the video goes back to the scene of the victim being treated.


In a different post, makeup mogul and realty star Kylie Jenner, who is pregnant with her second child with Scott, posted a video scanning the crowd that clearly shows an ambulance making its way through thousands of fans. {snip}

It’s still not clear what triggered the mayhem, though Houston Police said they are investigating “rumors” of someone sticking people with drugs. Officials said that the 50,000+ crowd began to surge forward around 9 p.m. as Scott took the stage, and within a half hour, the situation had turned deadly.