'This was not a concert, this was a fight for survival' | CNN
Concertgoers described the event as traumatizing, with many witnesses saying they saw lifeless bodies being trampled amidst the chaos.
So I'm sure everyone has heard of the Travis Scott concert this past weekend where at least 8 people died due to crowd surge. Other than responding quicker when it happens, how can this type of event be avoided? While I'm currently at a tiny venue that would never dream of crowds like this, I've worked at venues like this in the past (and probably will in the future) and this sort of thing gives me nightmares! I'm mostly talking about how to mitigate the "crowd surge" behavior. I know that having more security on hand and perhaps an artist who isn't instigating that type of behavior is probably the first step!