The Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas left eight dead and hundreds injured. A fatal crowd surge happened while rapper Travis Scott performed, completing his set even after local police declared the event a “mass casualty” event.
Houston Chronicle reporter Zach Despart is part of the team of reporters covering the story, which has already seen more than a dozen lawsuits filed and has left many questions still unanswered as fallout from the festival continues.
Despart joined Detroit concert promoter Dan McGowan, who operates The Crofoot Presents and has produced large-scale festivals, on CultureShift to talk about the tragedy, what questions remain and how the concert industry might respond.
Listen: Reporter Zach Despart, promoter Dan McGowan and callers discuss the Astroworld tragedy in Houston.