Concert-goers Nick Johnson and Angel Rodriguez spoke with CNN about their expertise final evening on the Astroworld Festival in Houston the place at the least eight individuals died, and scores of others had been injured when the group surged towards the stage throughout a efficiency by Houston rapper Travis Scott.
Johnson and Rodriguez stated Scott stopped the present on at the least three events to ask for assist for stricken concertgoers, and that they attended the festival with six different pals, who had been all in a position to make it out safely.
Johnson stated the crowded environment constructed up over a protracted time period Friday evening.
“It was going on for over two hours,” Johnson stated. “It just got worse and worse, everyone’s like, you just can’t breathe, you just feel like there’s a weighted blanket on you.”
“Everyone just started pushing to the front,” Rodriguez stated about his vantage level, roughly 50 toes from the stage on the time. “It was so hard to breathe up there, you just have to wait until it pushes back, because if it [the crowd] gets pushed forward, it’s likely going to get pushed back,” he continued.
“When you get pushed back, people always fall over,” Rodriguez stated.
“It was so hard to move your arms and it was so hard to breathe, that I was there, like pushing whoever was in front of me just like to, get a breather, just to breathe,” he stated.
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