Houston’s police chief revealed that Travis Scott was in his trailer just hours before Scott took the stage to discuss crowd control.

On Friday night, eight fans including a boy aged 14 and girl age 16 were killed at the Astroworld Festival.

Scott (30 years old) continued performing for 30 minutes, as many people died and the crowd chanted “Stop the Show!” 

Troy Finner (police chief) knows Scott well and thought he was doing something for his community. He visited Scott’s trailer just before Friday’s show.

According to a source, he told megastar he was worried about the energy of the crowd.

The city officials were aware that the rapper’s fans had become raucous following the Astroworld Festival. Three people were taken to hospital in that stampede two years prior.

Houston added officers to his police force during the lead-up to the concert. Live Nation also hired extra private security.

However, this didn’t stop hundreds of people rushing past security barriers to get into the venue Friday night prior to the festival.

It was cancelled 30 minutes early, however the fire department had declared a mass casualty’.

Fire Chief Samuel Peña said on Sunday that Scott and the organizers could have stepped in and paused the show.

Performers are the one who can truly call for and receive a tactical stop when there is a problem. They have that bully pulpit and they have a responsibility,’ Chief Peña told the NYT.

Scott, 30, continued to perform for up to 30 minutes as people were killed and crowds chanted 'stop the show' at NRG Park in Houston on Friday night

Scott, aged 30, performed for as long as 30 minutes. People were injured and people shouted “Stop the Show” at NRG Park Houston.

Rappers Travis Scott and Drake are being sued for over a million dollars by a man who claims he was left 'severely injured' in the crowd

Rappers Travis Scott and Drake are being sued for over a million dollars by a man who claims he was left 'severely injured' in the crowd

A man claims that he suffered severe injuries in Friday’s crowd and Travis Scott and Drake were both incensed by the crowd.

Police chief Troy Finner (holding a press conference on Saturday), who knows Scott and felt that he had been trying to do good for his hometown, visited the musician in his trailer before the show on Friday. He told the megastar that he was concerned about 'the energy in the crowd,' a source told The New York Times.

Troy Finner from the Police Chiefs held a press conference. Finner knows Scott, and felt that Finner had tried to make a difference for his town. Finner also visited Scott’s trailer prior to the Friday show. A source said that Finner told Scott that the star was concerned by the energy among the crowd. 

Fire Chief Samuel Peña (pictured at Saturday's press conference) said that Scott and the organizers could have stepped in and paused the show. 'The one person who can really call for and get a tactical pause when something goes wrong is that performer. They have that bully pulpit and they have a responsibility,' Chief Peña said

Fire Chief Samuel Peña (pictured at Saturday’s press conference) said that Scott and the organizers could have stepped in and paused the show. Performers are the ones who can truly call for and force a tactical stop when there is a problem. They have that bully pulpit and they have a responsibility,’ Chief Peña said

Social media video shows fans begging Travis Scott to stop his Astroworld Festival Friday night during the crowd surge that left at least eight death and hundreds injured

The crowd chanted 'stop the show' as concertgoers were being knocked down and crushed by other attendees

Video from Friday’s Astroworld Festival crowd surge shows people begging Travis Scott to end the show. As concertgoers were crushed and knocked to the ground by others, fans chanted “Stop the Show!”

Around 2pm hundreds of fans stormed the festival's VIP entrance. About seven hours later the surge in front of the main stage killed eight people but the two events appear to be unrelated

At around 2pm, hundreds of festival-goers stormed the VIP entry. Seven hours later, eight were killed by a crowd in front the main stage. The two incidents appear unrelated

‘If somebody would have said, ‘Hey, shut this thing down and turn on the lights until this thing gets corrected’ — and that coming from the person with the mic — I think could have been very helpful.’

Scott and Live Nation declined to discuss the details, but they said that they were cooperating with the police investigation.

According to the rapper, he felt ‘devastated” about the death of his loved ones and could not ‘imagine any similar happening. He was twice convicted of encouraging others to rush onto the stage and jump security barriers at concerts.

One concert-goer claims that he suffered severe injuries on Saturday and is suing Scott and Drake for inciting the crowd.

Kristian Paredes (23), from Austin, Texas filed the DailyMail.com Sunday complaint accusing Live Nation, the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation and the rappers of negligence. 

According to the complaint Drake appeared on stage with Travis Scott, and incited the crowd.

Drake is accused of continuing to perform alongside Scott “as the crowd got out of control” and “while the crowd mayhem continued.” 

Paredes seeks $1million in damages for bodily injuries. Some of these injuries he says are permanent.

He claims he felt an immediate push as Travis Scott’s countdown ended. Scott entered the stage just before 9pm. 

The filing stated that ‘The crowd became chaotic, and a stampede began, leaving eight people dead and numerous others including Kristian Peredes badly injured.

According to the report, many begged Live Nation Entertainment’s security guards for their help but were refused.

An ambulance arrived in the crowd at 9.30pm. It took 10 minutes for the patient to be reached. 

Two men, who appeared to be Scott’s entourage, approach Scott onstage in video footage that has been removed. 

Scott turned to the crowd and said “Y’all know where you’re going,” before the music resumed.

He asked then the thousands of people in front to shake the ground.  

Kristian Paredes, 23, from Austin, Texas, filed the complaint obtained by DailyMail.com Sunday

Kristian Paredes was 23 years old and is from Austin, Texas. DailyMail.com obtained the complaint on Sunday

According to the complaint, Drake 'came on stage alongside Travis Scott and helped incite the crowd.' He accuses Drake of continuing to perform with Travis Scott 'as the crowd became out of control' and ' while the crowd mayhem continued'

According to the complaint Drake appeared on stage with Travis Scott and incited the crowd. Drake is accused of performing with Travis Scott while the crowd became chaotic and continued to sing.

On social media, scenes from that tragic night were shared. They showed concert-goers lying unconscious as the rapper performed. 

A viral video on Twitter showed fans asking the rapper for a halt to his performance and shouting “stop the show” as concertgoers were crushed and knocked over by their peers.

Fans were filming the concert, and CPR was being performed by people. People were screaming at stage staff, demanding that they stop performing the concert because people are dying. Madeline Eskins, an ICU nurse who was a concert goer and a patient at the ICU, said that no one heard her.

“It was certainly overcrowded. The crowd was crazy. I knew it was just way too crowded – it just got worse and worse as I got closer to Travis Scott performing it got more crowded, more crowded, more crowded.’

Additionally, she shared with us that while they were not at fault for the tragedy and the inexperienced medical personnel involved are to be blamed.

Eskins posted on Instagram that “some of these medical personnel had little or no experience in CPR – didn’t know how check a pulse. carotid. or femoral.”

“Compressions were done without doing a pulse check. This meant that people with pulses received CPR. But there weren’t enough people around to perform compressions on pulseless individuals. The medical staff did not have the right tools and even though the crowd tried to stop it, Travis said that Travis needed to call an ambulance.

After the performance, the rapper could be seen sobbing. Page Six was told by a source that the rapper had no idea what was happening and was performing onstage.

He was so confused, I had never seen him act like this before. Source added that the source was in tears.

The deaths of Friday raised questions after footage showed multiple instances where crowds stampeded towards Scott during previous performances at Lollapalooza, Chicago (2015) and an outdoor venue Arkansas 2017. Scott was found guilty of misdemeanors after both incidents.

One fan was left paralysed after falling from the balcony at a Scott concert last year. He blasted Scott for placing fans’ safety at stake.

Kyle Green, 27, was left partially paralyzed at a Travis Scott show after Scott encouraged another fan to jump off a balcony. He says Friday's deaths could have been avoided 'had Travis learned his lesson'

Kyle Green, 27, was left partially paralyzed at a Travis Scott show after Scott encouraged another fan to jump off a balcony. Travis Scott could have prevented Friday’s tragic deaths, Green says.

Kyle Green is represented by a lawyer. Green was 27 years old when he was hurt at Scott’s April 2017 concert at Terminal 5 New York City. Green said that he was heartbroken for the families who lost eight loved ones at Scott’s Friday night concert.

Green claims he was forced to fall over the edge from a balcony in the venue. He called it’severely packed’. He fractured several bones and vertebrae.

Green’s lawyer Howard Hershenhorn claimed that Scott was picked up by security ‘like potatoes’ rather than putting him in a neck brace or on the backboard.

‘He’s even more incensed by the fact that it could have been avoided had Travis learned his lesson in the past and changed his attitude about inciting people to behave in such a reckless manner,’ Hershenhorn told Rolling Stone.

Scott encouraged another person to leap from the balcony during the 2017 event.

“I can see you but will you do it?” Scott asked. Scott replied, “They’re gonna catch them.” Be calm. Don’t be scared!’

One fan is heard shouting, “I don’t want to die here!”

Six months later, Green filed a lawsuit against Scott and his manager Bowery Presents, the concert promoter, as well as a security firm. This occurred while Scott was in a wheelchair. It is currently pending.

Kylie Jenner, 29, a Kylie Jenner girlfriend, pleaded guilty in August 2015 to reckless conduct, a misdemeanor, after his fans leapt over security barriers at Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival.

At the time, the Office of Emergency Management stated that the performer had played one song before telling the audience to get over the barricades. The security team quickly responded and the situation was resolved immediately. No fans were hurt.

Station WLS reports that the performer ran from the scene, but was quickly arrested.

“All my real ragers are jumping the barricade at this moment. Let’s get on with it. He said, “Come on,” at his 2015 concert as young fans complied. “I want chaos.” Many people stormed towards the stage in a horde, but no injuries were reported.

After encouraging his fans to speed the stage in order to avoid security, he was charged with disorderly conduct and pleaded guilty. This occurred after he encouraged them to do so at a concert held at Rogers’ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. 

Travis Scott fans rush Arkansas stage in 2017

Travis Scott fans rush Arkansas stage in 2017

ARKANSAS 2017, Scott exhorted fans to rush onto the stage, despite security concerns at a 2017 Arkansas show. The next year, he pleaded guilty for disorderly conduct.

Travis Scott at Lollapalooza 2015

Travis Scott at Lollapalooza 2015

CHICAGO 2015:  Scott pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless conduct after his fans jumped a security barricade at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago

Travis Scott show at Terminal 5 in NYC

Travis Scott show at Terminal 5 in NYC

NYC 2017, Green was partially paralyzed from the fractures of several vertebrae that Green suffered when he fell on the ground while trying to evade rowdy New Yorkers who rushed Terminal 5’s balcony in May 2017. Scott encouraged one person to leap. One concertgoer could be heard saying “I don’t want to die here!”

A week before, Scott’s fan in Manhattan claimed that he had pushed him over a balcony side-by-side after he asked for fans to hurry forward. He was then paralysed. 

The Astroworld Houston event was attended by approximately 50,000 people. Witnesses claimed chaos broke out when Scott performed.

Donovon Davis (22 years old) of Houston said that “Everything was just fine up to the point when Travis announced his time on stage.” It was then that it got wild.

Travis Scott paid a $7,465 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for encouraging fans to rush the stage at a May 2017 concert in Arkansas

Travis Scott was sentenced to $7,465 for pleading guilty at the misdemeanor of disorderly conduct charge. This stemmed from encouraging people to rush onto stage at an Arkansas concert that took place in May 2017.

“The crowd moved so fast that people fell onto us and people on top of them.” The people fell in layers upon layers.

Davis added: “I turned around to get him, and I heard him screaming for help. But the music had not started. The crowd moved me and I watched as a wave of people walked over him.

Others from the evening showed disillusioned fans asking concert staff to stop performing and rescue them.

‘People are f***ing dying, I want to save somebody’s life,’ a man said as he climbed on a platform where a cameraman was filming the performance.

“That’s somebody else’s child!” They are my children! He screamed, but it was too late.

A second clip featured the man climbing towards the cameraman with a female companion, pleading for the crew member to end the concert.

Although it was hard to hear, the cameraman clearly tried to move revelers away from the platform and into the crowd.

Another graphic video shows a young, unconscious man being surrounded by Houston officers. They helped him to the ground. He was rolled onto his back and lights were shined into his eyes.

The police who investigated the grisly crush claim that a mad man infused at least one person during the chaos with opioids.

The shocking claims were made by Chief Finner at Saturday’s press conference, after hours of reports about the Astroworld Festival tragedy. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said that victims had been aged 14-27.

“One narrative was that an individual had been injecting others with drugs. According to Finner, we do have the report of a security guard, which was treated by medical personnel last night.

“He was reaching out to hold or grab an elderly citizen when he felt a pinch in the neck.

They administered Narcan to him after he became unconscious. The medical personnel noticed a similar prick to what you might get from an injector. He was then revived.

The identity of the drug that was instilled into the security guard is unknown. However, Narcan is used for people who overdose on opioids including fentanyl.

At 9.15pm, the surge occurred and Chief Pena of Fire said that the “mass casualty event” was announced at 9:15pm. A little over an hour later at 10.10 pm, Live Nation, the concert producer, stopped the show.

Mayor Turner later confirmed that the victims were all under 18 years of age, two were 21-years old, two were 23-years-old and two were 23-years-old. One victim was 27. The identity of one victim is unknown.

He stated that total 25 persons were taken to hospital following the “tragic event” and that 13 people are still in hospital, five of them under 18.

Medics are seen transporting patients as they conduct CPR at Friday's festival

Friday’s festival saw medics taking patients to the hospital while performing CPR. 

A distressing video captured a male concertgoer unconscious being transported to an emergency area by medical personnel after falling asleep in a crush. It happened just after 9:00 CST, Friday.

On Friday night, hundreds of people were seen rushing through the VIP entry without being stopped, raising fears about overcrowding.

As chaos ensued, Scott appeared to look in the direction passed out fans. Scott stopped the performance at least one time and called for security assistance to those in distress.

Mayor Turner stated that an investigation is ongoing with the police department’s homicide team and the narcotics unit. He also said that local officials are speaking to representatives from Live Nation Worldwide Entertainment and the producer of the concert.

Turner stated that Turner would likely be involved for a long time in trying to figure out exactly what occurred.

Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite said the surge happened ‘all at once’. He was right in front of the crowd.

Satterwhite explained that several individuals were suddenly found on the ground with a type of cardiac arrest, or other medical episode. So we began performing CPR immediately and moving the people.

Satterwhite stated that promoters agreed quickly to stop the event “in the public interest”

Scott posted a Saturday tweet saying that he was “absolutely devastated” by the events of last night.

Flowers are placed Saturday outside of the canceled Astroworld festival at NRG Park

On Saturday, flowers are placed at NRG Park’s canceled Astroworld Festival

He said he would work “together with Houston to heal the Houston families and provide support for them.”

A monument is being built outside NRG Park.

At the gate, people left flowers and balloons.

Matthew said that the memorial was set up by him as a way to remember the victims of war.

“The #AstroWorld community is split right now. We need something to unite us.”

He said, “Even the internet community comes together just to get over here to write something.”

Astroworld organizers cancelled the remainder of the festival that was scheduled to go on Saturday.

On the Astroworld Festival’s Facebook page, they wrote that their hearts were with the festival family. They also expressed support for the loved ones who had lost. We are focusing our efforts on supporting local officials. 

Two Illinois-based best friends went to Travis Scott Astroworld concert, Houston to celebrate their birthday. They were among eight people killed in the stampede.

In the deadly stampede at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert that left eight people dead, a pair of Illinois friends became the latest victim. The boy was 14 years old when the attack also claimed the life of his best friend. 

As the victim identification continues, it has been revealed that a fourteen-year-old boy was killed in the crush at the concert. A photograph of an unclaimed body was also shared with cops. 

Franco Patino was a University of Dayton student. He attended the event along with Jacob Jurinek, his friend of 20 years. Both of them were crushed to death. 

Patino, a big fan of the rapper, traveled all the way from Southern Ohio and Houston to attend the event along with his best friend. This was in celebration Jurinek’s 21st Birthday according to WGN9. 

Jurinek was better known by his nickname Jake. He attended Southern Illinois University. 

Patino was studying engineering and was a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Alpha Psi Lambda.  

Additionally, he was a member of the special interest house that society members created with Andy Prieto.

Patino stated that Andy and his wife worked tirelessly to realize this dream because they believed it was necessary to provide a place for Hispanics in the institution.    

Jurinek, a junior journalist at SIU, is listed on the ‘People Finder’ site.  

21-year-old Patino was a student at the University of Dayton in southern Ohio, where he studied engineering

20-year-old Jurinek was studying journalism at Southern Illinois University

Patino and Jurinek (left) were best friends. They attended the concert to commemorate Jurinek’s birthday 

John Hilgert (14 years old) was one of eight victims in Friday’s horrific crush that killed 8 people at Houston’s Astroworld Festival.

Hilgbert, left, was a ninth grader at Memorial High School and was remembered as a talented baseball player, as well as a popular student

Hilgbert, left, was a ninth grader at Memorial High School and was remembered as a talented baseball player, as well as a popular student

SIU Chancellor Austin A. stated that he was heartbroken by the loss of Jacob Jurinek from Saluki Family. He also extends his deepest condolences and sympathies to his loved ones. Lane released a statement on Sunday. Lane said in a statement Sunday that Jacob was an intelligent and creative young man who had a promising future in advertising and journalism. We will remember Jacob’s friends and family as we grieve this loss. 

Jurinek bought tickets for his 21st birthday six months prior to the event. According to Washington Post, Jurinek worked in graphic arts and media while he was an intern at the athletic department.   

John Hilgert, the youngest victim of Friday’s horrific crush in Houston that left eight dead at the Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday night is John Hilgert. 

As a Memorial High School ninth-grader, he was also a well-respected student.

Spring Branch ISD spokeswoman said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the student and his family as well as to all of their friends and staff at Memorial.” It is an awful loss and MHS is still grieving.

“Please remember the family of this student as they deal with this terrible tragedy. Students will have counselors next week available to help them.

Justin Higgs was John’s favorite baseball coach and he also shared a sincere tribute via Instagram. He posted: ‘RIP John Hilgert. By the Almighty, he was called up to the Major Leagues. John was an influence on all who had the opportunity to meet him, and many people will still remember him. John is a person I will never forget. 

“You must love this child. He was the best because he was. The game of baseball was his favorite. It was a pleasure to coach him. Many prayers go out to any of his friends, teammates, and his family… especially Ms. Hilgert. 

“One of the most kind and caring people I have ever known. John was an Angel the whole time I knew him… impacting others for good and he himself was a legend. John is a legend. John. Keep watching over us, my friend. Great kid, pitcher, catcher. He lived his best life. 

Hilgert was also photographed as Houston’s Medical Examiner shared photos of another male victim that they weren’t able to identify.

Since then, the family of this man have come forward. He has been identified by KTRK as Axel Acosta. 

Axel Acosta, 21, had traveled from Washington to attend the festival - his first concert. Cops shared a photo of his body after they were unable to identify him

Axel Acosta (21 years old) had traveled from Washington in order to see the festival. This was Axel’s first concert. After being unable to identify Axel, cops took a photograph of him and shared it with the public. 

Acosta's father Edgar, pictured left, says he struggled to file a missing person's report because the family live out-of-state

Edgar Acosta, Acosta’s father, is pictured right. He says that he had difficulty filing a missing persons report due to the fact that his family lives out of state.

Edgar Acosta claimed Acosta as his son. Edgar had driven from Washington to see the concert. Edgar claimed his remains from Memorial Medical Hospital, and Cynthia Acosta said that it was the first event he had ever been to.

Acosta, who turned 21 in October 2017, was studying computer science at Western Washington University. He said that his dad had difficulty filing a missing person report after the fatal crush, as the family is not in state.   

The victims, who age between 14 and 27, have been identified as the brother of one of those killed slammed the ‘poorly’ managed event ran by ‘horrible’ people.

Danish Baig (27 years old) was among those who were killed in the aftermath of a concert surge.  

Basil Baig, Baig’s brother confirmed that Baig died trying to rescue a family member during the stampede at concert. 

Basil shared the following Facebook post: “My brother was murdered in an awful Astroworld event, which was poorly managed and supervised by such terrible people,” 

He was kind enough to praise his brother’s courage, and called him a “beautiful person.”  

Others whose deaths have been confirmed to various news outlets are 16-year-old Brianna Rodriguez and Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Peña, 23.

Danish Baig, 27, pictured, was killed at Travis Scott's Astroworld after saving a relative during the stampede on Friday, his brother said

Franco Patino, 21, attended the event with his best friend for his friend's birthday. He was also killed, University of Dayton said

Danish Baig, 27, was killed in Travis Scott’s Astroworld. His brother stated that he saved his relative from the stampede of Friday and had just reached out to save him. Franco Patino, 21 (right), also died, the University of Dayton said

Brianna Rodriguez, 16, was a dancer and junior in high school

Rodolfo 'Rudy' Pena, 23, was an aspiring model and dreamed of one day being a US Border Patrol agent. He died of cardiac arrest

Brianna Rodriguez, 16, (left) was a dancer and junior in high school. Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Pena, 23,(right)  was an aspiring model and dreamed of one day being a US Border Patrol agent. His death was caused by cardiac arrest.

Basil stated that his brother attempted to rescue my sister-in-law from the horrible acts being committed to her. He also lost his life. 

“My brother Danish Baig [is]Beautiful souls are the best![e]He would smile and lighten up the room, putting everyone first. My sister in law was saved by him last night through his bravery. 

“I was there but couldn’t save my brothers.” 

Basil stated that people were “hitting, pushing and shoveling” and “didn’t care about anyone’s lives.” 

He also claimed that Stormi Jenner, Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy and super-rapper, “provoked” these people and made them do what he wanted. [stampede]He called more people onto the stage, encouraging them to get into the crowd. The show did not stop. 

Basil said that Basil was also saying, “This wasn’t the end of my family. I will do everything in my power to ensure that he is tried and convicted.” 

His brother Basil (second left) confirmed his brother's (left) death on Facebook and called what he did a 'courageous act'

Basil (second left) confirms the death of Basil and calls what he did “courageous” 

Brianna, pictured with her mother, was killed at the event

Brianna is pictured below with her mother. 

Pena died of cardiac arrest after being injured at the show

After being hurt at the event, Pena suffered cardiac arrest and died. 

On Saturday, the family of 16-year-old Brianna Rodriguez confirmed that she was one of the eight victims who died

Brianna Rodriguez (16 years old) confirmed on Saturday that she was one the eight victims of the tragedy.

John Hilgret, 14, of Hunters Creek Village, was the youngest person to die at the concert. Officials at Memorial High School confirmed his death on Saturday, when he was still a freshman student.

Scott shared a message on his Instagram on Saturday, where he told fans he was 'devastated' and was 'working closely with authorities'

Scott wrote a post on Instagram Saturday in which he stated that he was devastated and is ‘working closely to authorities’ 

Hilgret attended Friday’s concert with his long-time friend, Robby Hendrix, 15.

Hendrix’s mother, Tracy Faulkner, bought her son’s ticket it for his birthday and ‘ultimately regrets the decision.’

Faulkner stated to the Houston Chronicle that “everything about that evening was tragic.” “They were at the same location at the same times, and one went home while the other will be with us forever.”

She stated that Hilgret had been friends with Hendrix since childhood and they played football together.

John was polite, a great student and an athlete. She shared that he was the smartest, sweetest and most intelligent young man she knew. 

Eight people were killed at the event after a crowd surge happened

After a surge in the crowd, eight people died at the event. 

One witness described it as a 'floor of bodies' and fans were screaming at to 'stop the show'

It was described by one witness as “a floor of bodies” and the fans shouted at each other to stop it.

The chaos began after Scott took the stage. The star completed his set

Scott was on the podium and chaos started. He was done with his set. 

Families identified the deaths of two others at this tragic incident.  

Brianna Rodriguez, 16, People confirmed, and Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Peña, 23, confirmed by the Laredo Morning Times, were among the eight. 

Rodriguez was both a dancer as well as a senior in high school. 

Her family posted the following message on Facebook: “Gone to our sites but never our hearts,” 

The GoFundMe was set up by her family to pay for funeral expenses. From its $30,000 goal, it has raised $8.910.  

Peña was an aspiring model and had dreams of becoming a U.S. Border Patrol agent, according to USA Today.  

To attend the Houston show with friends, he drove for five hours from Laredo. He died in cardiac arrest.  

According to his sister, the Laredo Morning News reported that’my brother was the sweetest, friendliest, and outgoing person. He was there for everybody because he was always there. He loved Travis’ music, and he was an avid fan.

Around 2pm hundreds of fans stormed the festival's VIP entrance. About seven hours later the surge in front of the main stage killed eight people but the two events appear to be unrelated

At 2:20, hundreds of festival-goers stormed into the VIP area. Seven hours later, eight were killed by a crowd in front the main stage. The two incidents appear unrelated

On Friday, approximately 50,000 people attended Astroworld Festival at NRG Park. Witnesses claimed chaos broke out when Scott performed. 

The surge took place at 9:15 PM. At that point, the’mass causalty incident’ was officially declared. A little over an hour later at 10:10 pm, Live Nation, the concert producer, stopped the show. 

A crowd of hundreds was seen marching past a VIP entrance to the Live Nation event earlier in Friday. Fears of crowd control problems and excessive crowds were raised by this footage. 

Scott, aged 29, performed after eight others were crushed to death, including two children and a teenager. One witness called it a “floor of bodies.” 

Video circulating on Twitter shows fans chanting ‘stop the show’ as concertgoers were being knocked down and crushed by other attendees.  

Scott did his 75-minute show, but at one point he was recorded calling out for help. Another video shows him standing on a platform while chaos was unfolding below.

The chaos continued and the rapper finished his performance. He even glanced in the direction passed out fans while the show was going on. Scott stopped the show at least once and called for security assistance to those in distress. 

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner revealed during a press conference Saturday that the dead ranged in age from 14 to 27. They have not been identified as to their cause of death.  

Scott’s girlfriend Kylie Jenner (pregnant with their second child) was also present at the event. However, she was criticised online after posting footage of an ambulance caring for the wounded and the dead during the chaos.  

Other videos of the evening showed disillusioned fans asking concert staff for help to stop the show and get them out of the devastation.

‘People are f***ing dying, I want to save somebody’s life,’ a man said as he climbed on a platform where a cameraman was filming the performance.