Hulu has officially immortalised the Astroworld tragedy by releasing a documentary that is currently available to stream.
Astroworld tragedy on Hulu: How to watch in South Africa
The night of Friday 5 November 2021 will forever ring in the ears of thousands of fans who were at Astroworld, in Houston, TX, when a rage rarely seen at music events claimed the lives of 10 people, including 10-year-old Ezra Blount.
For the first time since the tragedy, the world will have the opportunity to follow the moments leading up to the event and witness the scale of the violence that broke out at Astroworld on that fateful night.
Hulu’s Astroworld: Concert from Hell features live footage captured by concertgoers as well as interviews with role-players who were, in some capacity, involved with the organisation of the event.
“Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival was supposed to be the concert of a lifetime. But it turned into a tragic nightmare. A minute-by-minute look at what happened in the crowd, the young victims who were killed, and what happens next,” the streaming platform said.
Hulu is not available to the South African market. However, where there is a will, there is a way. Therefore, those interested in watching the Astroworld documentary will need to secure a trusted VPN (virtual private network) provider.
This software hides your computer’s IP address and cloaks it with a mask that tricks the browser into thinking that the request comes from another location. In essence, a VPN can make a browser think your connection is pinging from the United States, from the comfort of your basement in Cape Town, South Africa.
With a reputed VPN subscription activated, South Africans can download and sign up to HBO Max for a maximum monthly premium of about R111 ($6.99).
Suffice it to say, the sudden release of the documentary, less than a month since it occurred, left many users on social media perplexed. Here are some of the reactions we picked out:
Hulu after dropping that Astroworld documentary so fast pic.twitter.com/tgBkWUxaFj— MaltLiquorPapi (@LowkeyBrilliant) December 2, 2021