The third date of ELECTRIC ZOO FESTIVAL 2013 (9/1/2013) was cancelled when two concert goers Jeffrey Russ (24, Rochester, NY), Olivia Rotondo (20, Providence, RI: According to CBS she took 6 pills of "Molly") died of alleged "Molly" overdoses sold as "Ecstasy". Refunds for day 3 of ELECTRIC ZOO FESTIVAL 2013 (9/1/2013) will be announced soon.
Most rave parties have an "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy", and medical tents to attend to sick concert attendees.
Many concert attendees in all genres of music have complained about dehydration at shows and the cost of water.
ITP V.013 EDITORS NOTE: ITP does NOT promote drug use nor abuse, however does enjoy some quality Intelligent Dance Music, and good dancing.
I guess this is big news, in a petty way in the main stream media. However, for any music festival, in any genre of music, 2 deaths, 6 illnesses over all out of 100, 000 people is NOT that bad, and about average for music fests, perhaps less than mosh related injuries. About 15 years WDST featured the Ulster County Medical examiner, and as he spoke about Woodstock '94, out of 500, 000 people, only 2 died, and some mosh pit injuries, as I was exhausted with sleep deprivation, wet and muddy.
You've heard of PED's (Performance Enhancing Drugs), now there's MED's (music Enhancing Drugs) for those neo hippies whom can't comprehend music without drugs.
There has, for YEARS been a link to DANCE SAFE on ITP, endorsed via ITP and the extreme metal scene as well.
FROM ELECTRIC ZOO PROMOTERS 2013:
“The founders of Electric Zoo send our deepest condolences to the families of the two people who passed away this weekend,” read a statement on promoter Made Event’s website, posted around 10:15 this morning. “Because there is nothing more important to us than our patrons, we have decided in consultation with the New York City Parks Department that there will be no show today.”
CANCELLATION OF ELECTRIC ZOO MUSIC FESTIVAL ON RANDALL’S ISLAND
FROM DANCE SAFE.ORG:
PRESS RELEASE: If Our Community Doesn’t Appropriately Respond and Take Action After the Electric Zoo Tragedies, Who Will?
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