Travis Scott Gets His Own Day In His Hometown Of Houston
All of Travis Scott’s efforts for his hometown have been appreciated, and now he’s getting some love back from the city that raised him.
The city of Houston, Texas has named November 18 “Astroworld Day” in honor of the rapper. Named after his highly-anticipated album Astroworld, the city’s Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the honor following Scott’s inaugural Astroworld Festival, which brought 40,000 of Scott’s fans to Houston.
Travis accepted the proclamation recognizing him as an ambassador for the arts, education, and youth initiatives at Houston’s city hall. During his acceptance speech, Scott said that the inspiration behind the festival and LP was Six Flag’s now-closed Astroworld in Houston.
He said in his acceptance speech, “I grew up here my whole life. I was inspired by Astroworld. In ’05 when they took it away, it kind of like took a big piece of my heart away. I didn’t have anywhere to go. I just wanted to kind of bring back that feeling and give this city something so they can always have something fun to do.”
Congrats to Travis on being honored by Houston in such a big way!