Electric Zoo Festival Cancelled Over Drug Tragedy

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Electric Zoo Festival Cancelled Over Drug Tragedy

New York dance music festival Electric Zoo has sadly been cancelled on the final day of the event out of respect and for the safety of their patrons. The two festival goers who sadly passed away were 20-year-old Olivia Rotondo and 23-year-old Jeffrey Russ. They were reportedly killed from the drug MDMA (known in different formulations as Molly or Ecstasy) on the first day of the festival.

In a statement that was released on Sunday morning by the owners of Made Events, they expressed their sadness at the situation;

“The founders of Electric Zoo send our deepest condolences to the families of the two people who passed away this weekend. 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.”

Going hard has reached new levels as kids seems to be more interested in reaching the next level, and less into the music. Countless amounts of money are lost by both promoters and fans after drug-related cancellations. Catching pressure from the city government in cases like this, promoters seek new ways to keep drug excess out of their party. Since there is not a sure fire solution short of full body cavity searches, these ravers need to start handing their stuff.

Punters are respectfully being offered full refunds for their Sunday tickets. A sombre ending to a festival that saw 110,000 people walk through the gates in 2012 and certainly more in 2013 with the addition of another dance stage.

Do you have any suggestions to help stop drug problems at big events like this?


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