Disaster at Astroworld Festival


Astroworld 2021 was held at NRG Park in Houston, Scott’s hometown. This year about 50,000 people were at the event, which is a massive turnout for an event like this. Tickets for this event sold out within two minutes of them releasing. This festival is considered one of the biggest music events of the year. 

There is no question why this event would be so popular. Scott has been one of the biggest artists in the world for the past 5 years and he has had multiple songs with over a billion streams on Spotify and Apple music. Scott has even ventured into clothing and merchandise business. He has partnered with Nike, Air Jordan, and many other popular brands. 

With a massive following on social media, as well as over 43 million followers on Instagram and 11 million followers on Twitter, he has become one of the biggest influencers in the world. 

Astroworld was set to take place on Nov 5- Nov 6 of 2021. On the second-day disaster struck.

Scott’s concerts are notorious for having massive mosh pits which involve hundreds of people running into each other and sometimes running over people. But never before at one of Scott’s concerts has there been 10 fatalities. 

This year at Astroworld hundreds of people were injured trying to push to the front to see Travis, according to the New York Times

Someone reported that “I’ve seen mob mentality and there were many fights breaking out throughout the day”. With so many people “raging” at the concert it turned to mayhem. While all this was going on Scott continued to perform his show. 

After the show concluded, everyone could start to see the catastrophic result of the show. The cause of death of the 10 victims has not yet been found. 

“I don’t find Travis responsible for what happened because there are so many people there it would be hard for him to see what is going on,” said Marren Pittard LRHS senior student. Pittard is a huge Scott fan and believes this was just a very unfortunate event. 

Travis Scott has refunded all of the Astroworld tickets to everyone who went, and he is also paying for all of the victim’s funerals. Scott has publicly apologized for what has happened and is very sorry for all of the families.


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