Planning document reveals that Astroworld staff were ordered not to talk to the press
- A 56-page planning document for the
Astroworldfestival was obtained by CNN.
- The document, from festival organizer Scoremore, contains instructions for staff.
Staff working the Astroworld music festival in Houston were instructed to never speak with a member of the press, according to a planning document that was leaked Tuesday.
From festival organizer Scoremore, the draft document, obtained by CNN, lays out how workers are to respond to various scenarios that could come up, including if "any staff [should] be approached by press regarding information about the event."
In that case, all inquiries should be referred to an unnamed employee, according to the document.
"Staff should note that the press may approach them either while on duty or off," the planning document continues. "At no time should any member of the Event staff give comments, quotes, information, or unapproved access to any member of the press."
The same planning document also instructed staff to, in the event of fatalities at the concert, refer to dead attendees as "smurfs" over the radio.
At least eight people were killed last Friday during a stampede at the festival, which was headlined by musician Travis Scott. Hundreds more were injured in what one attendee described as a "fight for survival."
Live Nation and Scoremore could not immediately be reached for comment.
- People are posting parody photos of their bedside table in response to Elon Musk's tweet which suggested the Twitter CEO kept two guns by his bed
- Elon Musk calls on all Twitter designers, engineers doing software to sit on his floor of HQ for 'dense and intense' work
- Sensex, Nifty50 open higher as US Fed signals smaller rate hikes – TCS, Apollo Hospitals, Zomato among stocks in focus
- Special winter diet at UP zoos: Kheer with jaggery for bears, chimpanzees and ostriches on boiled eggs
- ATF price slashed by 2.3 pc to Rs 1.17 lakh per kilolitre
- Ashneer Grover talks about being excluded from Shark Tank India, calls Big Boss a show for failed individuals
- Thai e-Visa on-arrival applications from India increased seven fold in 2022
- Long Covid linked with increased body weight : Study