A GIRL revealed she was trampled at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert and left with a footprint on her face after being stomped on by raging fans at her first festival.
Sarah Alvarez-Galindo, a native of Austin, exclusively told The Sun that a guy fell backwards on top of her, causing the 23-year-old to fall flat on her back.
Alvarez-Galindo and her brother bought VIP tickets[/caption]
Alvarez-Galindo was stomped on while she was on the ground[/caption]
Alvarez-Galindo was carried out by security[/caption]
She added: “Everyone started pushing into one another and trampling over my body and face to get as close to the stage as possible because Travis Scott was close to the barricade.”
“I thought I was going to f***ing die,” the concert go-er told The Sun.
Alvarez-Galindo, who said the aggressive behavior started around 9.25pm, says she blacked out for a few seconds while she was on the ground and felt like her body was “on fire.”
After approximately two minutes of torture, a barrier was created and security picked her up from the mob.
“It wasn’t until a few guys started screaming ‘there’s a body on the floor, there’s a body on the floor’ that anyone realized I needed help,” she said.
“I had a bump on my head and a footprint on my face that needed to be attended to as soon as possible.”
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Alvarez-Galindo and her brother bought VIP tickets to be in a less crowded section of the concert away from Scott’s “aggressive fan base,” but the two were quickly separated.
“I knew how dangerous it could get, which is what motivated me to get VIP tickets, but it didn’t make a difference.”
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The crowds started getting aggressive around 9.25pm, Alvarez-Galindo said[/caption]
The revelation comes after the family of a 16-year-old killed at the concert says she would still be alive if the rapper’s team had shut down the concert earlier.
Dancer Brianna Rodriguez was one of eight young people who died at Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas late Friday evening.
Rodriguez was found unresponsive after losing her friends in the crowd stampede during Scott‘s performance and is died on the way to hospital, her family said.
Her aunt Iris Rodriguez, 38, has revealed the heartbreaking final moments of her niece’s life and also slammed Scott’s team for allowing the star to continue perform as people were being stretchered out.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Iris said she was watching the news at around 5pm, where she saw all the people trying to get in the venue “trampling each other.”
“I really believe in my heart this should have been shut down in the afternoon when they saw all these people going crazy,” she said.
“Had they done that, maybe she would have still been here.”
LAWSUITS PILING UP
Scott is reportedly facing numerous lawsuits following the disaster at Astroworld.
According to Billboard, a festival attendee, Manuel Souza, filed a petition in Harris County District Court against the rapper, organizer ScoreMore and concert company Live Nation.
The lawsuit alleges that Scott and his producing partners placed emphasis on “a motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety.”
The plaintiff’s attorney, Steve Kherkher, wrote: “Defendants failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner.
“Instead, they consciously ignored the extreme risks of harm to concertgoers, and, in some cases actively encouraged and fomented dangerous behaviors.”
Alongside Drake, Scott has also been accused of “inciting mayhem” during the Friday night incident.
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