Corey Taylor Links The Tragedy In Travis Scott’s Concert To His Music Genre
Corey Taylor talked about the tragic crowd surge at the Travis Scott concert during Slipknot’s recent performance at the Welcome To Rockville festival. According to the rocker, his music genre knows how a mosh pits work, which implied that Scott’s music genre was the problem in the incident.
As many of you know, the music world was recently shaken after nine people died, and many were injured during Travis Scott’s performance at his Astroworld event on November 5. While there are countless theories regarding the incident, nobody knows exactly what really happened except that there was a mosh pit.
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed from the families who lost their loved ones and those who got hurt. Although they have countless unanswered questions, it seems like many blame the rapper for not warning the crowd from the stage.
Many musicians reacted to the heartbreaking news, saying nobody should die by going to a concert. Recently, Corey Taylor paid homage to the fans who died in the rapper’s performance and reflected on the incident during a show at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida, on November 11.
Before starting performing their song, ‘Wait and Bleed,’ the Slipknot singer said that one of the greatest aspects of his genre and audience is that they look out for each other during performances. In addition, Taylor stated that concerts should be a place of celebration rather than a tragedy.
The rocker’s words sounded as if Travis Scott’s genre and his audience were to blame as his crowd knows how a mosh pit works, which is to pick somebody up when they fall down. However, the musician didn’t forget to pay tribute to those who were lost at the Astroworld, telling his audience to remember them during the concert.
Regarding the Astroworld tragedy, Taylor told the audience:
“I’m not going to bring everything down, but I feel like it needs to be said. One of the wonderful things about this genre, about this audience, about this family, is that we look out for one another. This is supposed to be a place of celebration, of love, and about looking out for one another.
And everybody that’s ever been in a fucking mosh pit knows: if somebody goes down, you get them right the fuck back up. So I want you all to hold on to the memory of those eight souls that we lost. But I also want you to remember this: no matter what show you go to, if you’ve got eyes, you keep them open, you keep them focused, and you look out for another.”
You can watch Corey Taylor’s speech below.