Astroworld returns for its second year

Camila Vicens, Staff Writer

With long lines to the entrance, the Astroworld Festival hosted by Houston artist Mr. Travis Scott was packed with over 35,000 attendees.

Before the venue had even opened, there were people jumping fences and a viral online video now shows hundreds of young adults running their way inside the venue without the proper authorization. As a result, the Houston Police Department detained and arrested several people who entered without the necessary wristband.

Once inside the venue, one could expect to be tightly packed with thousands of attendees waiting for the next performance. To accommodate the long list of artists, the venue set up two stages: Thrills and Chills. The lineup was packed with today’s top rap artists including DaBaby, Sheck Wes, Playboi Carti, Young Thug, Pharrell and Migos. 

However, there were some no-shows that disappointed fans, such as BET award nominated artist Gucci Mane.

Bryant Hill, a senior at Cypress Fair High School, said “everyone was anticipating Gucci Mane. It was disappointing to not see him perform.” 

Regardless of the setback, Mr. Scott was able to come back strong with his performance being the last of the night. His set began with an introduction from Dave Chappelle, then a surprise performance by Gunna, followed by a new song release by Migos, and then finally a surprise performance by none other than Kanye West.

Mr. West’s attendance was a surprise for fans across the board. 

“It was surreal to see such an icon perform by surprise at this huge venue,” said sophomore Grace Beilstein.