A concert safety task force has been forming by Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday. This was created to address the disaster last Friday at the Astroworld festival in a Southern state and city. That left eight people dead and hundreds more were injuring.
Concert Safety Task Force: Enhancing Security
Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony led the Texas Task Force. Therefore, roundtable discussions will take place. The goal is to enhance security at future concerts across the state, the governor said. In fact, there is a list of recommendations and strategies that the task force is going to produce. Therefore, “to ensure the tragedy which is going to occur at Astroworld so it never happens again,” according to Abbott.
Developing Meaningful Solutions
“Therefore, live music is really a wellspring of joy, entertainment, and community for so many Texans. Thus, the last thing concertgoers should have, in fact, to worry about is their safety and security,” Abbott said in a statement. “From crowd control strategies to security measures to addressing controlling substances, in fact, this task force will go ahead and develop important solutions that will keep Texans safe. Also to really maximize the joy of live music events.”
Also, the task force is going to consist of music industry representatives. It seems the members of the Texas Music Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, are among other state organizations.
Travis Scott and His Astroworld Concert
On Friday, the news comes after Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert. As the Houston rapper began his performance, the crowd surged. The performance left eight people dead. Also, there was more critically injuring. It included nine-year-old Erza Blount and 22-year-old Bharti Shahani.
A criminal investigation was conducting by the Houston Police Department. This is while the county officers are determining a path for “an independent, objective assessment” of what is causing the concert disaster. This is according to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.