Travis Scott pauses one of his first post-Astroworld shows over safety concerns
A video shows a fan dressed as Spider-Man dangling from a lighting truss
Travis Scott paused one of his first shows since the Astroworld tragedy over safety concerns in the crowd and ordered fans to get down from the lighting truss.
Travis Scott and Meek Mill performed at the Coney Art Walls in Coney Island on Monday night (July 4), marking one of Scott's first big performances after the Astroworld tragedy where there was a catastrophic crowd crush.
Scott came onto the Coney Art Walls stage at around 8:PM and DJed before performing, and fans were eager to see the rapper.
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Some fans were crawling up a lighting truss to see Scott perform, with one fan being videoed dangling off the truss in a Spider-Man costume. TMZ reports that this prompted Scott to pause the show and order people to come down from the truss.
Videos on TikTok started to surface of the attendee dressed as Spider-Man dangling by his legs. After these people were ordered to get down, the show carried on as normal.
In a statement to Pitchfork, a representative of Scott said: "Travis is committed to doing his part to ensure events are as safe as possible so that fans can have fun, and he encouraged fans to listen to requests from security and climb down from the lighting structures so that everyone would be able to safely enjoy last night’s performance."
Since a tragic crowd crush during Scott's headline performance at Astroworld 2021 resulted in 10 fatalities and several injuries, he has been slowly making his way back onto the stage.
His first two appearances were at private events, a Coachella afterparty in April and a pre-Oscars party in March.
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The crowd crush at Astroworld has also resulted in Scott being sued by multiple victims and families of the victims. A woman sued Scott alleging she lost her pregnancy after being trampled during a crowd stampede.
Scott has also started a safety initiative called Project HEAL, a “multi-tier, long-term series of community-focused philanthropy and investment efforts".
Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter