Houston, We Went Sicko Mode at Astroworld Festival
It’s the summer of 2005 and the staple of summer time fun in H Town is Astroworld – an amusement park with countless attractions, the best snacks, and exactly what summer should be. Astroworld left us in 2005, but Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival once again brought back the beloved spirit and nostalgia of the beloved amusement park, which was located across the street from the festival grounds.
Travis Scott, Migos, Young Thug, Kanye West. Swae Lee, Gunna, Sheck Wes, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Playboi Carti, DaBaby, and Dave Chapelle. YES, THEY WERE ALL THERE.
The sold out event has now become the largest single-day artist-curated music festival in the country, as well as the largest music festival in Scott’s hometown of Houston, which this year hosted over 50,000 fans from across the globe for the special celebration of hip-hop, pop music and Houston culture.
Thrills and Chills at Astroworld Festival
The day was filled with Thrills and Chills (the names of the festival’s two stages), numerous amusement-park rides, art exhibitions, and the best food trucks from across the city.
There were countless memorable sets with the crowds going crazy for Sheck Wes’ Mo Bamba. Playboi Carti had one of the best sets when it came to crowd involvement. The Migos did not disappoint as they rolled out hit after hit and even played unreleased music. Scott, who was introduced by Dave Chappelle, started his set at 10 with him flying over the crowd in a crane and calling for mosh pit after most pit. And his special guests did not disappoint – Kanye West, Young Thug, and Gunna! After a brief power outage, which Scott attributed to the crowd being “too lit” we closed things off with Sicko Mode and a flurry of fireworks.
We’ll see you next year Astroworld!
**Photographs courtesy of Astroworld Festival and AB Gonzalezz