Words by: Kevin Keise
If Travis Scott didn’t do anything this weekend, he proved to be a man of his word. On “Stargazing,” track one of his platinum-selling album, he told us he’d bring back Astroworld.
On November 17, for one day only, tens of thousands of fans filled the NRG Park and got a chance to experience or re-experience Astroworld. The festival, which sold out before the before the line-up was announced, included performances from Young Thug, Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Trippie Redd, Rae Sremmurd, Metro Boomin, Gunna, Sheck Wes, Smokepurpp, Tommy Genesis, Virgil Abloh and a few Houston All-Stars.
On, “Stargazing,” when the beat switches, Travis informed us about what happened Houston’s once renowned theme park and told us what he’s going to do. “’99, took AstroWorld, it had to relocate. Told the dogs I’d bring it back, it was a seal of faith.”
Travis Scott, from Houston’s Missouri City, really brought back Astroworld. The park that closed in 2005 -after the original AstroWorld was shut down before the Six Flags purchase in 1999-, was back. La Flame’s festival was a literally real-life theme park. Along with a bevy of star-studded concerts, fans had the option of being amused by other attractions such as carousels, roller coasters, fun games, and festival food.
It’s no telling what will happen in Houston every Nov.18, but I know for sure Cactus Jack fans worldwide will have that date circled on their calendars, in hopes of another Astroworld Fest.
The day after, Scott continued doing good deeds. His next stop was City Hall where he encouraged students to “work on their future.”
As a result of the successful Astroworld Fest and his philanthropy work, Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner named Nov. 18 “Astroworld Day.”
Thank you, @trvisXX for stopping by city hall the day after your successful #AstroworldFest2018 . Your message to the high school students in the room left a great impression. #TravisScott pic.twitter.com/EePpeNsfiW
— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) November 18, 2018
GOT MY OWN DAY IN THE CITY !!!!
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 19, 2018
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