Astroworld was a terrible tragedy that claimed that lives of several young concertgoers. That horrific chain of events is getting a much closer look from a very high power now.
Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival disaster has now become a national issue. According to TMZ, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform requested that Live Nation, the event’s principal promoter, come to the table for a discussion.
They want to know that how ten people died due to the performance, seeking any and all important information on the enormous failure. They also want any relevant information on the massive disaster.
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. James Comer, Ranking Member are leading the effort to get to the bottom of this at the legislative level, along with other committee members.
“Recent reports raise serious concerns about whether your company took adequate steps to ensure the safety of the 50,000 concertgoers who attended Astroworld Festival.”
“For instance, reports indicate that security and medical staff were inexperienced or ill-equipped to deal with mass injuries. Some attendees stated that the placement of barricades made it difficult to escape. Experts have stated that Astroworld Festival organizers failed to heed warning signs.”
The House argues that a problematic window of time has been identified by Houston officials. They claim to have proclaimed the event as a mass casualty very early in Travis Scott’s set.
They also allegedly informed event officials that the concert was ending, only for it to continue for several minutes longer. The committee members, too, want answers. They are requesting information from LN by January 7, as well as a briefing by January 12.
The Oversight Committee expressed their heartfelt regret for the loss of life, and they are investigating to find out what went wrong. They also make certain that this does not happen again in the future. Let’s wait and see how successful this is in the future.