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Astroworld Festival: Music, fun at Travis Scott’s event

Travis Scott’s competition has turn into one of many largest reveals on the town, and brings a chunk of Houston’s historical past again to life.

HOUSTON — Tens of hundreds of individuals packed the Astroworld Festival Friday night time the place performances included organizer Travis Scott who was joined on stage by Drake.

Lots of people within the crowd had been there all day.

“Been listening to Travis since I was 17,” mentioned festival-goer Andrew Espinoza. “He barely had a mixtape out.”

Espinoza simply blasted Scott’s music into Houston final night time after driving right here from California.

“It was a rager, too,” he mentioned. “Just Travis the whole way. Got here, slept for a little bit. We’re ready for two days of this.”

Two days of music. Two days of rides. Two days of video games. Two days of celebrating Houston’s native son.

First-timer Arlene Avalos spent most of Friday simply absorbing all the things Astroworld Festival has to supply.

“It’s crazy and I love it,” she mentioned.

Arlene was one of many early birds who ventured from NRG Park’s blue lot, throughout the pedestrian bridge over Kirby and made it by way of the gates.

Crowds push into competition

Things did get tense as crowds grew at the competition. A Twitter consumer captured this video of individuals stepping on others as they made their means inside.

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Scharell Aho and Dillon Rowell hit extra of a crowd once they got here in.  

“It took us a while to get in here,” they mentioned. “It’s been a little bit hectic.”

But as soon as they have been in, they are saying they have been going to make it “legendary.”

Legendary is a good phrase to explain the ambiance at Astroworld. There’s no sitting round ready for the following act.

This year’s Astroworld has greater than 30 rides and carnival video games.

“We got some prizes, man. Great carnival games,” mentioned Matthew Martinez, who’s at the Astroworld Festival for the third year. “I’m going to go ahead and show you. Eyeball pillow. Cacti. Blanket. Then tote bag to put your goodies in.”

Remembering Astroworld

KHOU 11 Anchor Ron Treviño takes you down reminiscence lane at the true Astroworld.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYU-VHZpvqg

The competition continues for a second day Saturday.

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