DENVER (KCNC-TV) – Jesse Dahl and his 9-year-old son, Christiano, are grateful to be again house in Denver, secure and sound. They flew to Houston final weekend to take pleasure in considered one of his son’s favourite artists, Travis Scott, at Astroworld, having no concept it will finish in tragedy.
“What an journey on the airport! My son is sooooo excited, his first aircraft experience! Astroworld right here we come!” Dahl wrote in a Facebook post.
Movies present the pair fortunately having fun with a rollercoaster experience after they arrived at Astroworld, simply hours earlier than the live performance started. Dahl mentioned they’d been wanting ahead to their journey for months. “It was billed all-ages, and half of it was a carnival for teenagers,” Dahl instructed KCNC-TV’s Mekialaya White by way of Zoom.
At round 7 p.m., earlier than the live performance was set to begin, Dahl mentioned they obtained nearer to the stage in anticipation of Scott’s efficiency. “My son and I went to the entrance we have been simply standing there to take photos. I instructed him I didn’t really feel snug as a result of if it will get too crowded there’s no means we’re going to get out,” he recalled. “It simply felt a little bit off, to be trustworthy.”
Dahl says he was capable of get to an elevated, personal space. Then, a short while later, a crowd surged the stage and issues turned harmful.
“4 hundred or 500 folks simply rushed in, and about 20 cops on horses got here in. Folks’s arms have been pinned up, and it wasn’t as a result of they have been celebrating. It was so they may have room so they may breathe. They have been simply cramped up, barricaded in, it’s identical to they’re trapped and no person may get out. And other people simply begin leaping the railings, they’re simply leaping left and proper.”
He continued to recount the scene, “There was a gentleman laying on the bottom, that they had his shirt ripped open and at that time his face was already blue. So, I don’t know the way lengthy he was unconscious, that they had two folks doing compressions. We didn’t know that it was as unhealthy because it was.”
The live performance ended abruptly. He says since then, he’s had extreme nervousness and even PTSD, but it surely’s therapeutic to speak about it. Dahl says an occasion that was alleged to be enjoyable, shouldn’t have ended the way it did. “You didn’t have time to digest what was occurring. I didn’t suppose that we have been in a spot the place folks have been shedding their lives and determined to get out.”
Sooner or later, Dahl intends to do extra analysis. “I’m positively going to be extra forward-thinking and investigating these artists extra.”
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