The show doesn’t always have to go on.
Music lovers are slamming Travis Scott by sharing old videos of other performers pausing their concerts due to chaos in the crowds.
Scott has come under fire after eight people died at his Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday night. Fans were crushed to death amid a stampede that occurred shortly after the rapper took to the stage. Audience members started screaming for help, but Scott continued to perform for at least 30 more minutes, completing his entire set.
Scott’s girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, has defended her beau claiming he was unaware of what was happening.
But fans are unimpressed — and are resurfacing old clips to prove that other performers are more mindful of what is occurring at their concerts.
A TikTok user who posts under the handle @unholy.alternative shared footage from a 1993 Nirvana concert showing lead singer Kurt Cobain pausing his performance after noticing an assault take place in the crowd.
In the old footage, Cobain suddenly stops singing, throws down his guitar and runs towards the front of the stage after seeing a female fan get sexually assaulted.
Cobain and his bandmates made sure the assailant was ejected from the audience, but not before they publicly humiliated him.
“Copping a feel, hey buddy?” Cobain asked, as the crowd starts to boo at the man.
“Look at him! Look at him!” he continued, pointing and laughing.
“No excuses for Travis Scott’s behavior during that concert,” the TikTok user captioned the video.
Viewers concurred, with one writing: “The crowd was literally dark and he [Kurt] still saw them.”
The TikTok user also shared a second video, showing the rock band Linkin Park pause a performance to make sure their concertgoers were safe.
“When someone falls, what do you do?” the band’s lead singer Chester Bennington, who died in 2017, is heard asking the crowd in the undated clip.
“Pick them up!” the audience responds, with several people coming to the aid of one fan who had fallen down in the mosh pit.
In the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, fans even called out country music singer Tim McGraw who broke up a fight at a concert back in 2014.
According to The Boot, the “Keep on Truckin’” crooner stopped a California concert to slam fans who were getting aggressive in the audience.
“If you stupid son of a b–ches don’t stop trying to fight,” McGraw was purportedly heard yelling at a group of men.
“Don’t be an idiot. It’s country music, man, come on. We’re having fun. We all paid good money, we all work hard — just enjoy yourself.”
McGraw’s attitude appears to be a contrast to Scott’s — who infamously incited a crowd to attack a man at a Swiss concert back in 2015.
Footage from the Swiss gig shows Scott leaping into the crowd.
“Come here, b–ch,” he shouts through his microphone, with the music stopping as he accuses the fan of trying to “take my shoe.”
“Get that motherf—er, get him!” he shouts, telling other fans, “F–k him up! F–k him up! F–k him up!”
Scott on Saturday night said he was “just devastated” by the deadly Houston show.
“Anytime I could make out, you know, anything that’s going on, you know I stop the show and, you know, help them get the help they need,” he said.
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