May 5, 2021: Tickets for Astroworld 2021 go on sale at 10:00am CT and sell out in 30 minutes. Travis Scott sends
tweet that appears to encourage fans without tickets to sneak into the venue. “NAW AND WE STILL
SNEAKING THE WILD ONES IN,” it read.
Nov 5, 2021: 10:00 a.m. Astroworld gates open.
10:02 a.m. The Houston Fire Department (HFD) reports fence damage and loss of crowd control
1:59 p.m. HFD reports injuries as fans rush merchandise stands. Reports of fans jumping fences
emerge and continue throughout the afternoon.
4:54 p.m. HFD reports “dangerous crowd conditions.”
5:05 p.m. 26,000 fans are present. An estimated 3-5,000 of them illegally breached security.
8:15 p.m. Medical staff is overwhelmed.
8:30 p.m. Countdown to Travis Scott. Crowd surge worsens.
9:00 p.m. 55,000 fans are present.
9:02 p.m. Travis Scott takes the stage.
9:14 p.m. First crush injury reported with victim struggling to breath.
9:30 p.m. Reports surface of multiple people trampled and passed out in front of the stage. An
ambulance responds in the crowd.
9:32 p.m. HFD learns of unconscious female in center of crowd.
9:35 p.m. 911 calls begin. At least 5 people reported to be unconscious and under CPR.
9:38 p.m. Officials pronounce the concert a mass casualty incident and Chief Finner of the Houston
Police Department (HPD) told event personnel to shut down the event.
9:38 p.m. – 10:09 p.m. Travis Scott continues performance, stopping a couple of times.
10:10 p.m. The performance stops.
Nov 6, 2021: 8 people are confirmed dead and 300 injured as a result of the Astroworld crowd surge. The planned
Saturday performances are cancelled. Thousands of disturbing videos of the Friday night
performance hit the internet. A criminal investigation is underway. The first of many lawsuits is filed,
naming Travis Scott and Live Nation. Other lawsuits follow that include Drake as well. Travis Scott
makes apologetic statement on Twitter and Instagram, and later deletes them.
Nov 7, 2021: News outlets report that the Houston Police Chief spoke with Travis Scott prior to the
performance – expressing his concerns about crowd energy and the dangers that it posed – and that
Houston officials were aware of a potential volatile situation ahead of Astroworld.
Nov 8, 2021: Travis Scott offers to pay for the funeral costs of the victims and refund all tickets. Scott deletes
controversial May 5 tweet. Drake issues statement.
Nov 9, 2011: Day in Vegas Festival drops Travis Scott and replaces him with Post Malone.
Nov 10, 2021: A 9th victim is pronounced dead at hospital. Scott deletes old tweets with pictures praising fan
Nov 12, 2021: Travis Scott’s lawyer says that Scott was unaware of the severity of the tragedy until the morning
after the event.
Nov 12, 2021: Attorney Ben Crump brings civil lawsuit representing over 200 Astroworld victims.