Travis Scott genuinely loved AstroWorld. When the rapper named his album—and his tour, and the one-day festival he held last fall in Houston—after the long-gone Six Flags amusement park that sat in his hometown until 2005, he did so because of his sincere affection for the park. He gushed about the rides and the experience in an interview with Rolling Stone: “It had a Dungeon Drop, Greezed Lightnin’, Superman. It was a way of life—fantasies, imagination.” He lamented its loss to XXL, depicting the closure of a corporate theme park in personal terms: “They took AstroWorld away from us in Houston.” What seemed like a dollars-and-cents decision to the executives and city leaders who saw an opportunity to grow the rodeo hit close to home for the thirteen-year-old Scott,…View Original Post
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