Timothy Liam Epstein Offered His Insight in The Wall Street Journal Article Entitled, “Tragedy at Travis Scott Show in Houston Prompts New Questions for Concert Industry.”

“Timothy Epstein, who runs the entertainment and sports practice at law firm Duggan Bertsch and represents promoters of festivals including Pitchfork, Riot Fest and Life Is Beautiful, said Astroworld Festival didn’t have a glaring security deficit and that if lack of security were a chronic problem in the industry, such disasters wouldn’t be so rare.

Mr. Epstein played down suggestions that Mr. Scott’s decision to perform unopposed—no other acts were playing during his set—played a role. However, he said, it was possible the sheer number of concertgoers requiring help simultaneously overwhelmed security. “The more people that have issues or go down or become in need of help, the more strain it puts on any type of security system,” he said.”

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