Darius Williams Says Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival Was ‘Severely Understaffed’

“There was probably one security guard for every 500 to 1,000 people,” he said.

More details from on the grounds of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival continue to break.

According to TMZ, Darius Williams was hired to work in a security capacity via Contemporary Services Corporation, and shared his recollections about the training experience, including what ultimately pushed him to walk away from the gig.

“It was pretty vague exactly what the roles would be,” Williams said about the job. “The day before Astroworld, I completed the orientation and the training for the process, and when I arrived on Friday morning around 7 a.m., they were still pretty vague. [They] didn’t really tell us what we would be doing.”

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Williams also spoke on the level II security licensing, which was required by the state of Texas to operate a live event, saying that the exam needed was conducted the evening prior to the festival. “It was an open book test,” he told TMZ. “The teacher, he was actually giving us the answers as we were going through the books ourselves and trying to hurry up and fill out the answers.”

Upon checking in on the first day, Williams walked the perimeter, noting that the team was “definitely understaffed in every sense of the word.” He also recalled worrying that morning what would happen during the show if someone were to rush the gate.

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