Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival deaths: Live updates
Live performance-goers Nick Johnson and Angel Rodriguez spoke with CNN about their expertise final night time on the Astroworld Competition in Houston the place no less than eight folks died, and scores of others have been injured when the group surged towards the stage throughout a efficiency by Houston rapper Travis Scott.
Johnson and Rodriguez mentioned Scott stopped the present on no less than three events to ask for assist for stricken concertgoers, and that they attended the pageant with six different associates, who have been all capable of make it out safely.
Johnson mentioned the crowded ambiance constructed up over an extended time frame Friday night time.
“It was happening for over two hours,” Johnson mentioned. “It simply received worse and worse, everybody’s like, you simply cannot breathe, you simply really feel like there’s a weighted blanket on you.”
“Everybody simply began pushing to the entrance,” Rodriguez mentioned about his vantage level, roughly 50 toes from the stage on the time. “It was so onerous to breathe up there, you simply have to attend till it pushes again, as a result of if it [the crowd] will get pushed ahead, it’s seemingly going to get pushed again,” he continued.
“Once you get pushed again, folks at all times fall over,” Rodriguez mentioned.
“It was so onerous to maneuver your arms and it was so onerous to breathe, that I used to be there, like pushing whoever was in entrance of me identical to to, get a breather, simply to breathe,” he mentioned.