FOMO-inducing is the perfect description for Travis Scott’s brainchild “Astroworld Fest” from fun games to merch that includes a Lip Kit from his baby mama Kylie Jenner’s cosmetic company that says “I went to Astroworld and all I got was this fucking lip kit”, it was impossible to not be in awe once you stepped onto the grounds. The entrance alone was already amazing.
It doesn’t matter if you are an old or a new fan of Scott’s. His album “Astroworld” gives homage to the now closed Houston Amusement part that shares the same name and is now also the name of his brainchild, a music festival that was at the NRG Park in Houston, Texas.
The inaugural event was attended by more than 40,000 fans and festival goers alike. Everyone dressed to the nines as if the Houston weather was nothing. This was Travis’ first rodeo in the music festival-producing world and he succeeded. The event SOLD OUT way before the line up was even announced – proof that the rapper has a pull in the music world and on fans alike.
The lineup was announced a day before the event. It included Houston All Stars, designer and Dj Virgil Abloh, Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd, and Post Malone, to name a few.
Back in September, Scott spoke to Rolling Stone about his initial concept for the event. He said that he wanted to have rides encircling him and the audience as the performers entertained the crowd with their hits.
This initial concept ended up with two stages: one named Thrills and the other named Chills.
The festival also had a 35-foot high planetarium that projected 360-degree videos across the whole dome. The said dome housed a number of arcade games, a lounge that played Scott’s music on a loop, and a good variety of food and carnival games. Fans were given the chance to win tour merch, as well as Nike Jordans and the NBA 2K19 game. The fest also housed a number of carnival rides that included a ferris wheel, a drop tower, and the classic carnival carousel. In addition to that, the festival also had a variety of roaming performers, muralists, and art installations around it.
Scott and his team also gave tribute to the late DJ Screw, who had passed away more than 18 years ago. They erected a pop-up shop called “Screwed Up Records & Tapes Shop” that was made to look like a replica of the original store wherein fans were able to purchase “Screwed Up Click” merch as well every mixtape that the late DJ ever produced during the span of his career.
It’s aafe to say that Travis’ first venture into the Music Festival World was a success. In fact, the official website for the event states that there will be another one in 2019.