As reported by ABC affiliate KTRK, three attendees were transported to the hospital as Astroworld Festival began around noon on Saturday, November 9. Held at Houston’s NRG Park, the event drew thousands upon thousands of attendees, with many queuing up several hours ahead of the opening. The Houston Fire Department confirmed the trio were sent to Memorial Hermann with minor leg injuries after they were trampled by other guests rushing into the event.
Several attendees and Scott himself captured the ensuing scrum as the festival opened its doors, with Scott adding, “BE SAFE RAGE HARD.”
Later in the day, the chaos appears to have subsided, with the Houston Police tweeting that there had only been a single arrest made and they were collaborating with organizers to ensure public safety. However, they deleted an earlier tweet declaring Astroworld Festival understaffed, saying that “promoters did not plan sufficiently for the large crowds.”
We are successfully working together to support Houston’s biggest music festival @astroworldfest at @nrgpark and collaborating closely with the festival to ensure the public safety of everyone attending the event. We look forward to a memorable night. #hounews