Concertgoers at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival, who were unaware of the chaos unfolding in the mosh pit near the stage, were seen dancing on top of medical vehicles that were trying to help unconscious audience members.
Eight people died at Friday's opening night performance in Houston. Dozens more were injured as a massive stampede of the panic-fueled crowd surged towards the stage and crushed people during the rapper's live-streamed show.
Videos of the fans, who were oblivious to the tragedy and used the emergency vehicles as a rolling stage, went viral online.
A journalist, Chaudhary Parvez, posted a video of Scott fans dancing on top of an ambulance.
Another video- #Disturbing video shows people #jumping on top of the police personal cars while they were trying to get #unconscious people out of the #crowd.#Houston #ASTROWORLDFest #TravisScott #AstroWorld #music #festival #Houston#KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/tubnfQIVPS
— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) November 6, 2021
Another Twitter user, @lacoyotee, identified one of the dancing fans as Instagram user @itzlune_—whose account was either removed or temporarily deactivated.
The Twitter user managed to get screengrabs before the account for @itzlune_ went inactive.
"This is the guy who was on top of the medic cart at astroworld. No remorse for the fact that he stopped someone from receiving medical attention by doing what he did."
"Cancel culture at it again. This is how I know the crowd was full of baby butt soft ass people," @itzlune_ wrote.
"We rage forreal, i'm sorry you guys wanna have a sad day about it. Its tragic what happened, but dont blame me, i just come to have fun and that i did."
The term "cancel culture" has evolved from "thing famous people say when facing any sort of criticism" to "thing guy says after jumping on top of ambulance at event where 8 people died" in mere months, genuinely absurd
— DeadAnt (@BirdAppAnt) November 6, 2021
💀💀💀💀💀 and he live in the Bronx too. NYC about to jump him
— Lyniyah (@Lyniyah8) November 7, 2021
his reply completely devalues human life. i'm at a loss for his actions and the evolution of desensitization
— °♡* ara *♡° (@literarally) November 6, 2021
This isn't even cancel culture. We want him in jail.
— Abundance of Annoynace (@AAnnoynace) November 6, 2021
Such an astounding lack of empathy. Repulsive.
— Nat (@CornerOfTheVoid) November 7, 2021
When the Daily Dot reached out to Houston Police for a comment on whether or not @itzlune_'s actions prevented anyone who was injured at the concert from getting proper medical attention, the media outlet was told the department was not engaging in one-on-one interviews.
However, the department took to Twitter and noted the investigation was "very active" and "in its early stages."
HPD statement on #ASTROWORLDFest.#hounews pic.twitter.com/idXsmJrAS8
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 7, 2021
The HPD added the department had "no additional information to release at this time" and that they would be posting updates on social media.
"Our prayers remain with the families affected by this tragic event," they continued.
"Our HPD Victims Services advocates remain available to speak with anyone seeking information on loved ones at the family reunification center at 8686 Kirby Drive."
Travis Scott also took to Twitter and expressed his condolences in a statement, saying in part:
"Houston PD has my support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life."
Concertgoer Billy Nasser recounted the horrific event and told CNN what he witnessed in the crowd.
"They passed out. And they were on the ground and basically getting trampled. And no one would pick them up."
"There was just too many people there. It was overcrowded. The way the barricades were set up had people trapped in. It was a death trap."
By Monday evening, approximately 18 lawsuits relating to the Astroworld event were filed in Harris County District Court in Texas.
A representative for the rapper said in a statement the singer will cover the funeral costs of those who tragically died at the event.
The statement read, in part:
"Travis remains in active conversations with the city of Houston, law enforcement and local first responders to respectfully and appropriately connect with the individuals and families of those involved."
"These are the first of many steps Travis plans on taking as a part of his personal vow to assist those affected throughout their grieving and recovery process."