Residents of the South Shore remember a scary scene at the Travis Scott concert


“Everyone started pushing and moving back and forth, side by side.”

Audiences are watching as Travis Scott performs at the Astroworld Festival in NRG park on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Houston. (Jamaal Ellis / Houston Chronicle via AP)

A local man who attended Travis Scott’s Houston concert last Saturday recalled frightening moments during the crowd.

In an interview with 7News Boston, Whitman resident Tyler Dezutter, 24, said he was “still short of words” after witnessing the crowd that killed eight and injured several.

“Everyone started pushing and moving back and forth, side by side,” he told 7News. “It started to be like a cluster and all.”

Dezutter retweeted two statements about the concert, one from headliner Travis Scott and the other from the Astroworld Festival account.

Pandemonium began almost immediately after Scott started his set. The Associated Press reported that while an hour counted down to the start, the audience pushed forward. With a sold out audience of 50,000 in attendance,

“As soon as he jumped out on stage, it was as if an energy took over and everything went wrong,” concertgoer Niaara Goods told the AP. “Suddenly your ribs are crushed. You have someone’s arm in your neck. You try to breathe, but you can not. “

Audience growth – a documented phenomenon that has cost human lives throughout history – killed eight people and injured several. Those killed range in age from 14 to 27 with an unknown age, viz New York Times reported, and a 10-year-old boy was confirmed injured, i.a.

Authorities are investigating the events surrounding the deaths and who may be at fault. Several lawsuits have already been filed against the festival, Scott, and the artist Drake, who performed with Scott.

“It may well be that this tragedy is the result of unpredictable events, of circumstances that have come together that could not possibly have been avoided,” Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris County’s chief of staff, told the Associated Press. “But until we decide, I will ask the difficult questions.”

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