Our friends at URB brought you the indispensable guide to the Electric Daisy Carnival last week, so it's only fitting that the L.A.-based electronic music magazine pens a recap of the event that includes a little loving criticism.
At this point, the festival's failings are writ large across the headlines, largely thanks to the drug-related death of an underage patron. Staff wasn't supposed to let anyone in under the age of 16, and let it was a young girl of 15 who died.
Others were trampled, overly self-medicated and accidentally drugged (one attendee reportedly ended up in the hospital after sating himself with a stranger's water bottle), leading to over 100 people being hospitalized and a temporary ban on “raves” at the L.A. Coliseum.
To get a feel for the music, which was quite good, read our review of EDC. After the jump, URB gets into the nitty-gritty.
After a boisterous weekend, a dark cloud has befallen Electric Daisy Carnival following widespread reports of hospitalized attendees, perilous incidents of fence jumping, and the drug-related death of a 15-year-old girl. While local hospital staffers call for the end of “raves” in public venues and the CBS Evening News picks up the story, here are five ways we thing EDC can improve for the safety and enjoyment of everyone.
Read “Six Things EDC Should Do To Improve” at URB.com.