The Astroworld Tragedy and What It Means For Future Festivals

Concerts considering new rules after eight dead and many more injured at Houston festival


Travis Scott performs at Astroworld. (Photo by Erika Goldring)

Future attendees to big festivals are wondering what the future holds, after disaster struck when Astroworld’s crowd of 50,000 people gathered to watch Travis Scott.  What happened there scared many fans.

“The crowd was squishing me so much that I felt like I couldn’t breathe,” Emily Munguia, 22, told CNN. “I started screaming for help … I felt so scared, like I was going to die.”

People are wondering what could have caused the disaster, and are pointing to the security and other staff member to blame.  Elle King, a fan of Travis Scott shares her opinion on what could have possibly gone wrong.

“There has to be some sort of formulation or equation for security and medical staff to the amount of people,” Elle King said.

A previously unconsidered consequence of concerts is now a real fear for many.

“Nobody should come to a concert and die,” Scott fan Gerard Williams said.

People are already investigating what happened that night that caused the event to fail and how they could prevent this in the future.  Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner,  is currently undergoing an investigation to see what happened there so they can make sure it never happens again.

“Over the next several days, several weeks, could be even longer, we’ll take an in-depth look at everything that took place, why it took place, what steps we can do moving forward to mitigate an incident of this kind from taking place,” Turner said

Travis Scott himself is extremely sorrowful for what happened at his event and is doing everything he can to help the grieving families.  He is also working to make sure this never happens at his concerts or any concert again.

“Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life,”he said. “I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support.”