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EDM's 'summer of death' reporting is more than just tabloid raving | Musique Non Stop

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Friday, September 23, 2016

EDM's 'summer of death' reporting is more than just tabloid raving

There have been 25 deaths at EDM events in Los Angeles over the past three years. Unless the problem is taken seriously, the scene’s future is at risk

In 2010, around the time of the last raves held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, former venue officials made the argument the parties there were no different than beer-fueled American football games held there. At the Los Angeles Rams’ season-opening home match at the Coliseum last weekend, at least 158 people were hospitalized for heat-related issues. (Temperatures were in the 90s.) But there was one huge difference: nobody died.

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by Dennis Romero via Electronic music | The Guardian
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