The Daily Beast
Best Friends Traveled to Astroworld to Celebrate a Birthday. Neither Made It Home.
Courtesy of Jurinek and Patino familiesJulio Patino spoke to his son, Franco, by phone on Friday afternoon as Franco was celebrating a 21st birthday at the Astroworld Festival in Houston with his high school buddy Jake Jurinek.“He was happy and eating with his friend. He was having fun,” Patino told The Daily Beast by phone on Sunday. But by the end of the night, Franco and Jake were both dead, among the eight victims crushed and trampled by a surging crowd at a festival that several attendees h