Welcome to Astroworld

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The second annual Astroworld Festival that Travis Scott created took place in Houston, Texas on November 9th. While doors officially opened at noon that day, fans took it upon themselves to spend the night before on the sidewalks right next to NRG Park where the fest took place. Many attendees were in lines surrounding the closed park, waiting for the actual festival to be opened for the day. However, fans could not wait the extra hour and broke down the gates that were holding them back. Unfortunately they were met with another security line preventing them from getting in to the festival. 

 

The first annual Astroworld Fest was November 17th, 2018. Many gave rave reviews and spoke very fondly of the artist’s that performed, and the overall experience. The lineup included Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Sheck Wes and many more rap and hip hop artists.  

 

One concert goer noted “Like his music, the fest was an escape from what is, at times, an exhausting reality.” 

 

It is clear that fans loved last year’s festival and hoped that it would become an anual event. Scott then teased fans with a film that documented his growth as an artist and the creation of the album Astroworld.

 

When Scott dropped a date for this years 2019 Astroworld fest, general admission tickets sold out in less than 24 hours. This year’s lineup, like last years, was not released until the day before. Scott made it a clear point that he wanted the festival to be specifically for his fans who have supported him through the years, as well as Houston natives, knowing that if he would’ve released it publicly it would attract not just Travis Scott fans but many others. 

 

The lineup, which was then released at noon on the Friday before the festival, included PlayBoi Carti, Migos, DaBaby and more, and even a surprise performance from Kanye West during Scott’s set later that night on Saturday. 

 

Astroworld is more than just a music festival. With rides, games, a pop up Nike store, two stages featuring artists, there was more than enough activities to participate in throughout the day. Astroworld is an imitation of the old theme park that used to be located in downtown houston which was as well called Astroworld. Scott has spoken frequently how much this attraction meant to him as a kid, as to why he made his 4th official studio album based off it, and the now festival that attracts thousands of fans.  

 

Travis ended the night with more than an hour of him singing songs from Astroworld, as well as some fan favorites such as “Goosebumps” and “90210”. Fans definitely showed the love throughout the whole performance, and with the last song of the his set being one of 2018’s best hit songs “SICKO MODE”, fireworks were set off and the night ended with a bang. 

 

Think of the most random and forgetful person you know. Anabelle Glass, a freckle-faced sophomore should pop into your mind. Glass is in the Media Tech Pathway at Ann Richards. You will probably see her hanging out with her friends in front of the library or in a stairway. At school, Anabelle participates in Youth and Government, Cross Country, and Newspaper. When Anabelle is not at school or with friends she is cooking some delicious grub or doodling on some scratch paper. Anabelle is the Audio Visual editor of the ARS Polaris Press and is looking forward to being an editor in Newspaper.

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