Travis Scott originally wanted to have a concert at Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza to promote his latest album, Utopia.
However, the plan didn’t materialize, and he shifted gears to perform at Rome’s Circus Maximus.
But according to Vibe, the event didn’t go smoothly, with 60 fans sustaining injuries.
Travis Scott Concerts Are Starting To Get A Bad Reputation
The concert caused a stir as several locals contacted the fire department, mistakenly suspecting an earthquake.
But the cause of the rumbling was the surging crowd, energized by Travis Scott’s music and a surprise guest performance by Kanye West.
Travis Scott brings out Ye during his concert at the Circus Maximus in Rome ??
“There is no UTOPIA without Kanye West, there is no Travis Scott without Kanye West, there is no Rome without Kanye West”
— KicksFinder (@KicksFinder) August 7, 2023
While high-intensity “raging” is a known hallmark of Scott’s concerts and has previously led to injuries, this event saw an unforeseen complication with the use of pepper spray.
A concert-goer reportedly sprayed multiple attendees, necessitating medical intervention.
Thankfully, no severe injuries resulted.
A notable incident, however, involved a 14-year-old attempting to scale a faux barrier to gain entry to the event, subsequently falling from a height of 13 feet.
In the aftermath of the tumultuous event at Circus Maximus, local advocates are pushing to ban future concerts at the historic locale.
Notably, this year also saw Bruce Springsteen and Guns N’ Roses performances at the ancient site.
In its debut week, Utopia is currently 2023’s most acclaimed rap album, registering sales of 496,000 album-equivalent units.
It followed Lil Uzi Vert’s Pink Tape in securing a No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200.
Glad i can say i survived a Travis Scott concert
— ℙUℛℙ ℂℐᏆᎽ ᏆᎯℙℰ | Out Now ‼️ ? (@tinorelz) August 10, 2023