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Travis Scott fan sues festival after rapper shows up late for headline set 

By | Published on Friday 10 August 2018

Travis Scott

In what seems like a somewhat optimistic lawsuit, a Travis Scott fan is suing the organisers of a Canadian music festival because the rapper showed up 75 minutes late for his set there.

The Osheaga festival takes place in Montreal and Scott was booked to headline the first day of this year’s proceedings on 3 Aug. He was scheduled to perform from 9.45pm to 11.00pm, but didn’t make it to the stage until after that finish time. Organisers blamed delays at the Canadian border for the late start, which also resulted in him played for just 40 minutes.

Needless to say, there was plenty of frustration being communicated on the social networks as fans awaited Scott’s arrival at the festival. There was speculation as to whether the rapper would show up at all and – even if he did – whether he’d be able to perform any of his raps before the inevitable curfew. Others said that they’d only bought tickets to Osheaga to see Scott and should therefore get a refund.

But only one fan decided to immediately go legal to get that refund. According to the Montreal Gazette, student Megan Le Stum is seeking class action status for the lawsuit she filed with a Canadian court earlier this week. In her legal filing, she explains how she gave up waiting for Scott at 10.30pm, presumably doubting he’d perform at all. By that point, she adds, the crowd awaiting the rapper had become “impatient and aggressive”.

The lawsuit says that Le Stum, who works part-time, had to save up money to buy a ticket to Osheaga and she only did so in order to see Travis perform. The legal papers then argue that festival promoter Evenko had a responsibility to respect the schedule of its event. Even if Canadian border guards didn’t, presumably.

Evenko are yet to comment on those demands or Le Stum’s lawsuit.