The pandemonium at a recent Travis Scott show has some people worried about concerts in Rome.
According to TMZ, fans of Travis Scott were shocked when Kanye West showed up during Scott’s performance at Italy’s storied Circus Maximus on Monday. After hearing the DONDA rapper’s song and seeing him on the stage, the crowd went absolutely bonkers as they jumped up and down in excitement.
Residents thought there had been an earthquake because they leaped so violently on the historic grounds.
According to CNN, the local fire station received a ton of calls inquiring about the potential natural disaster. Around 10:30 p.m. local time, people started asking on social media if there had been an earthquake in Rome. Alfonsina Russo, the director of the Colosseum Archeological Park, has consequently requested that all concerts at Circus Maximus be canceled, with the exception of operas and ballets.
“The Circus Maximus is a monument,” Russo told CNN. “ It is not a stadium, not a concert hall. These mega rock concerts put it at risk.”
According to the New York Times, things took a turn for the worse in a separate incident when someone sprayed a chemical substance, allegedly pepper spray, while in the large audience. As a result, 60 fans were hospitalized, including a 14-year-old who fell from a four-metre drop as he tried to sneak into the venue to watch the show.
The concert marked the release of Scott’s latest album, Utopia. This recent incident follows the 2021 Astroworld tragedy that left 10 fans dead, including a 10-year-old boy, and many of these fans were trampled. Among the 10 reported deaths, thousands of Travis’ fans were injured.
According to the BBC, the 32-year-old faced a number of lawsuits on behalf of those who were hurt or murdered, which he settled privately.