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Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« on: November 06, 2021, 09:56:51 AM »
Amy Harris, a freelance photographer for The Associated Press, described an “aggressive” crowd atmosphere throughout the day because of the way fans were behaving — pushing and rushing the stage barricades and prohibited VIP and admission areas.

“It was definitely the most chaotic festival environment that I’ve been in,” Harris said. “I felt uneasy all day.”

At one point, she got trapped behind a barricade while photographing performer Don Toliver because about 300 fans rushed the area. They ended up behind the security barricade with her.

“I was scared,” she said.


https://apnews.com/article/travis-scott-astroworld-dead-injured-crowd-surge-6c697502318c50ba4b57aa1c6f71f9bf

This video has context for how the crowd was stationed in the daytime. There appears to be an area, for the VIP's near the front that has a lot of room, but probably filled up by the time the main act came onstage. What has not yet been revealed, is where exactly the crush of fans was that caused the injuries and deaths. Was it at the very front of the stage, or was it at some barrier area section before that? Also, did fans jump over barriers to get to the section near the stage? Many unanswered questions at this time.


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Re: Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2021, 10:23:54 AM »
Amy Harris, a freelance photographer for The Associated Press, described an “aggressive” crowd atmosphere throughout the day because of the way fans were behaving — pushing and rushing the stage barricades and prohibited VIP and admission areas.

“It was definitely the most chaotic festival environment that I’ve been in,” Harris said. “I felt uneasy all day.”

At one point, she got trapped behind a barricade while photographing performer Don Toliver because about 300 fans rushed the area. They ended up behind the security barricade with her.

“I was scared,” she said.


https://apnews.com/article/travis-scott-astroworld-dead-injured-crowd-surge-6c697502318c50ba4b57aa1c6f71f9bf

This video has context for how the crowd was stationed in the daytime. There appears to be an area, for the VIP's near the front that has a lot of room, but probably filled up by the time the main act came onstage. What has not yet been revealed, is where exactly the crush of fans was that caused the injuries and deaths. Was it at the very front of the stage, or was it at some barrier area section before that? Also, did fans jump over barriers to get to the section near the stage? Many unanswered questions at this time.


I see the concern over super-spreader events has subsided.  At least among the rap fans.

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Re: Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2021, 10:25:36 AM »
Why so many would gather to see some jiggy with a bone through his nose is beyond comprehension.
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Re: Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2021, 10:36:36 AM »
Who the hell is rapper Travis Scott?

The bloody reincarnation of The Beatles?

I would rather be crushed to death at a Winger concert first.  >:(

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Re: Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2021, 10:47:03 AM »
Why so many would gather to see some jiggy with a bone through his nose is beyond comprehension.
I’d rather attend a concert of jackhammers and screaming leaf blowers.


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Re: Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2021, 11:28:17 AM »
Stage at 7:24

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Re: Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2021, 11:29:51 AM »
Who the hell is rapper Travis Scott?

He's from the Houston area. He's a rapper/rager that appeals to the young rapper/white rapper audience, if you know what I mean. Think EDM for rappers.

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Re: Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2021, 12:18:28 PM »
With a name like Travis Scott, I fully expected the media was covering this because it was a country artist. They kind of made it sound like it was mainstream and not rap.

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Re: Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2021, 12:19:49 PM »
Who the hell is rapper Travis Scott?

The bloody reincarnation of The Beatles?

I would rather be crushed to death at a Winger concert first.  >:(



...or burned to death at a Great White show?

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Re: Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2021, 12:41:11 PM »
Jackhammers and Screaming Leaf Blowers.
Leaf blowers @Bart Ell
There's more than one joke to be found there and it is almost a great name for a band too.
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Re: Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2021, 01:18:57 PM »
With a name like Travis Scott, I fully expected the media was covering this because it was a country artist. They kind of made it sound like it was mainstream and not rap.

Humm.
Similar thought, here. How someone can consider rap as music is beyond me.  Now get off my lawn and pull your damn pants up.

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Re: Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2021, 08:00:20 PM »
Good reporting and interviews


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