Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival ended up being a complete disaster, over the weeknd. The first night, on November 5, saw eight people die. This was due to melee in the crowd, as well as possibly being drugged, by someone nearby. The second day went on to be canceled.
Travis and Astroworld Fest both released statements, and Travis also put out a video, expressing his prayers and condolences, to loved ones, of the victims. Many people hav anticipated that lawsuits would start to follow, and this is in fact, happening.
According to Billboard, attendee, Manuel Souza, filed a petition, in Harris County District Court. He is suing Travis, Live Nation, and organizer ScoreMore. Souza labeled this situation as a “predictable and preventable tragedy.”
The lawsuit also states that what happened in Houston, was a “motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety” and the “encouragement of violence.” Souza’s attorney, Steve Kherkher, of Kherkher Garcia LLP, claimed that organizers of the festival, encouraged fans to act in the dangerous manner that they all did.
“Defendants failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner. Instead, they consciously ignored the extreme risks of harm to concertgoers, and, in some cases actively encouraged and fomented dangerous behaviors.”
300 people went on to be treated, at the festival. The disasters were expected to happen, by many, as prior to the concerts starting people had already began to break fences to get inside, including those who didn’t have tickets.
On the first night of the festival, Travis Scott, Drake, SZA, Roddy Ricch, and more performed. Among the other stars that were supposed to perform, were Lil Baby, Don Toliver, Young Thug, 21 Savage, and Baby Keem.