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What went wrong at Astroworld?

7th December 2021

Views Columnist Alisha explores the chaos of concerts, and how this madness can be better contained. Concertgoers tragically succumbed to injuries sustained at the Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas, with 10 people dying in total. Recently, the BBC reported that a nine-year-old boy had passed away from injuries that resulted from the massive crowd ...


‘No exits, no lights, no air’: Did ‘Astroworld’ prioritise profit over people’s lives?

22nd November 2021

What links the litany of mistakes leading to that Friday’s tragic events? Preventability. On Friday 5 November at approximately 9:30pm, a “mass casualty incident” was declared on day one of Travis Scott’s two day Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas. At least 50,000 people attended the festival, however the precise crowd size is not known due ...