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Travis Scott performing in February 2016. Ten people were killed and dozens were injured during the Astroworld Festival on Nov. 5. BRANDON DULL/ CC BY 2.0

Organizers must be held accountable for tragic deaths at Astroworld

Christine Kelley November 21, 2021
The 10 deaths at Astroworld Festival were the result of catastrophically failed planning by festival organizers, planners, police and private contractors. Travis Scott and his team must be held accountable for their deadly oversight.
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Travis Scotts Astroworld at Madison Square Garden.  GREGORY ZARB/THE STATESMAN FILES

How Astroworld turned into a “mass casualty event”

Skylar Sena November 14, 2021
On Friday, Nov. 5, at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, a crowd rush kickstarted a struggle that became a tragedy. In a crammed audience of around 50,000 attendees, momentum led to collapse, air loss and trampling, resulting in nine deaths.
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Travis Scotts Astroworld at Madison Square Garden.  GREGORY ZARB/THE STATESMAN FILES

“Astroworld”: Travis Scott turns MSG into an amusement park

Gregory Zarb December 2, 2018
Fresh off the release of his most anticipated and third studio album “Astroworld,” Travis Scott’s “Wish You Were Here” tour brought together his longtime fans and newcomers for one night of ultimate raging on Nov. 27 at Madison Square Garden.
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