ASTROWORLD FEST 2019

Travis Scott's Astroworld festival goes full 'sicko mode' with A-list celebs

It was another massive crowd for the Astroworld Festival. Photo by Michael Anthony

This article originally appeared on CultureMap.

Things got chaotic at the second annual Astroworld Festival before the performances even started.

Throngs of people showed up at Travis Scott's music-and-fun free-for-all, held once again at NRG Park, not too far where the mighty Six Flags AstroWorld once stood. By now, you've probably heard that, before the festivities happened, a large group of fans jumped the gate and started a stampede, leaving at least three people hospitalized due to injuries.

These rowdy festivalgoers must've been kids who didn't have tickets and made to decision to attend this by any means necessary. (There have already been tweets showing kids hopping the fence, trying to duck security.)

Despite the anarchic attendees, Astroworld was just as properly coordinated as last year, with its collection of amusement-park rides sprinkled all around the area and its two stages (Thrills and Chills, respectively) providing one performance after another.

Sheck Wes (who was at last year's fest) did a good set, while DaBaby spent most of his stage time deciding which part of the audience he was going to jump into and Houston rising star Megan Thee Stallion basically twerked to her own songs.

We watched Playboy Carti and Migos aggressively demand their crowds to go wild during their sets. By far, the most amusingly insane part of the festival was the set by '90s shock rocker Marilyn Manson. As mostly white and Hispanic attendees flocked to his performance, even he copped to being an odd inclusion at this fest.

"Betcha didn't see this coming, didja?" Manson said to the audience. "That's because Travis Scott is a genius." But that didn't stop him from doing such hits as "The Beautiful People" and his rendition of Eurythmics's "Sweet Dreams."

After that, Pharrell basically did a greatest hits mix of songs he both performed and/or produced and Rosalia did a set that Scott's baby momma Kylie Jenner certainly enjoyed.

Continue on CultureMap to read what happened when Dave Chappelle hit the stage.

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Houston loses first game to Oakland

A's end losing streak against Astros with late homers

Lance McCullers Jr. went five innings of one-run ball Friday night. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

After maintaining their stronghold against the A's in Thursday's home opener, the Astros had the chance to lock up the three-game series victory against Oakland with a win on Friday night. On the mound, Lance McCullers Jr. hoped to improve upon his first start against this same team, a five-inning one-run outing.

Instead, he would have the same outcome, once again lasting five innings while allowing one run, before a big tie-breaking home run late in the game would push Oakland out of their losing skid against the Astros.

Final Score: A's 6, Astros 2

Astros' Record: 6-2, tied for first in AL West

Winning Pitcher: Yusmeiro Petit (2-0)

Losing Pitcher: Bryan Abreu (1-1)

McCullers Jr. makes it through five

McCullers Jr. looked sharp through the first three innings, allowing just two baserunners, one on a second-inning single, then a walk in the third. Oakland did better against him the second time through their order in the fourth, with Jed Lowrie leading the inning off with a solo home run to put Oakland in front 1-0.

They went on to load the bases with one out on an error and two walks, but McCullers would strand them all. He returned for the fifth, a much cleaner inning where a caught stealing by Martin Maldonado would help him face just three batters. His final line: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 88 P.

Oakland gets homer-happy to even the series

McCullers Jr. would leave the game without being eligible for the winning or losing decision, as an RBI-groundout by Kyle Tucker in the fourth would have it tied 1-1. Bryan Abreu was the first out of Houston's bullpen, and he would attempt to eat up multiple innings. He had perfect innings in the sixth and seventh, retiring six A's in order to maintain the stalemate.

Abreu remained in the game in the top of the eighth, allowing a single before getting a strikeout, ending his run as Dusty Baker would bring in left-handed Blake Taylor. Taylor would give up a single against his first batter, then a loud go-ahead three-run home run to Matt Olson to push the A's back in front 4-1. They'd add two more insurance runs off of Joe Smith in the top of the ninth, getting a two-run home run by Mark Canha to extend the lead to 6-1.

Oakland's bullpen would hold on to the newly created lead, allowing just one run on a sac fly by Jose Altuve in the bottom of the ninth, finally ending their losing streak against Houston and setting up the rubber game on Saturday to be for the series victory.

Up Next: This series's finale will be a Saturday afternoon start, with first pitch scheduled for 3:05 PM. For the Astros, Jose Urquidy (0-0, 4.15 ERA) will look to get a win on the board, while Oakland will hand the ball to Frankie Montas (0-1, 23.63 ERA).

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