For my story assignment 4, the Newsy.com story I will be focusing on is the devastating tragedy that happened at Travis Scott, the hip-hop sensations Astroworld Festival.
Travis Scott is a lit hip-hop artist, but is he lit and hip enough to help stop future tragedies from happening? More than 50,000 fans attended the Astroworld Festival in Texas, however, only 8 died and a few thousand people had minor injuries. What can all entertainment artist’s do to help stop future incidents from happening at their concerts and festivals? Ways artists can help stop futures incidents from occurring or help engage in emergencies is to stop the performance, make note to their audience that an emergency is happening in the crowd, and ask them to please make some space so they may receive the proper medical attention.
Facing several lawsuits, Travis Scott has fans that could attest to the horrific incidents that occured. Fans claimed that “the concert was so packed it was hard to breathe as people pushed closer to the stage.” The situation should have been handled better with both the artists performing, as well as authority, and technicians working their job. With several videos surfacing the internet preventative measures could have been taken to possible save the lives of the 8 people who died.