Videos Show Fans Chanting 'Stop the Show' as Astroworld Music Fest Turns Deadly

New videos emerging from the chaos and tragedy of the Astroworld music festival in Houston on Friday night show fans frantically attempting to help others who were injured or dying.

One video, posted to Twitter by user @wilsonleungg, shows a woman pleading with event staff members to stop the concert after she allegedly witnessed someone die in a stampede of audience members. What she says in the footage cannot be made out due to the noise of the concert. According to the user, her requests were ignored.

"Security/staff at Astrofest tonight was practically useless," @wilsonleungg wrote in the same tweet. "Saw unconscious bodies being DRAGGED out of the mosh pits while the show continued. Horrifying and heartbreaking."

Security/staff at Astrofest tonight was practically useless. Saw unconscious bodies being DRAGGED out of the mosh pits while the show continued. Horrifying and heartbreaking.

Vid: A girl is begging staff to do something to stop the show because she saw somebody die, is ignored.

— wilson (@wilsonleungg) November 6, 2021

Another video, posted under the account of "Drama for the Girls," shows a section of the Astroworld audience chanting "stop the show" as the situation, which authorities dubbed a "mass casualty event," unfolded.

At least eight attendees were reportedly trampled to death when the crowd gathered for rapper Travis Scott's concert charged towards the stage, with many more being injured.

Fans urged and pleaded with Travis Scott to stop the #ASTROFEST show amid the mass casualty event. He continues to sing.

— Drama For The Girls (@dramaforthegirl) November 6, 2021

"It happened all at once," Houston Fire Department Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite told the Houston Chronicle. "It seemed like it happened over the course of just a few minutes."

During a live stream of the performance, Scott could be seen stopping several times while observing what was happening in the crowd. "We need somebody's help, somebody passed out right here," the rapper said.

Later, after seeing an ambulance arrive on the scene, he stopped again and asked: "What is that?"

One clip posted to Reddit shows a limp body being hauled away by security before panning up to show Scott continuing to perform. It is unclear from the video if Scott was aware of the situation at the time, or if the fan being carried away had already died or was merely unconscious.

Other videos taken at the Astroworld event show fans jumping and dancing on cop cars and ambulances as first responders arrived on the scene.

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

— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) November 6, 2021

Originally scheduled to run Saturday night, the third annual Astroworld music festival has now been canceled. In a statement posted to Twitter just after midnight on Saturday, Scott said he was "devastated" by the event and pledged to help the city and the affected families.

"I am absolutely devastated by what happened last night," Scott wrote. "My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love you all."

Newsweek reached out to Astroworld for a comment on this story.

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Crowds gather in the day for the third annual Astroworld music festival, prior to eight attendees getting trampled to death on Friday night. Omar Vega/FilmMagic

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