New York Rave Cancelled After Two Deaths, Apparently Overdoses
Sep 01, 2013
The last day of Electric Zoo, a three-day electronic music festival in New York City, was cancelled after two attendees died from what appears to be Ecstasy overdoses. While definitive causes of death have not yet been established, both appear to involve the drug MDMA, or Ecstasy.
Electronic Zoo organizers decided to cancel the third day of the event to reduce health risks. At least four other attendees became critically ill and were hospitalized during the two-day event. Ecstasy and other designer drugs are commonly associated with electronic dance music or raves. The Los Angeles Times investigated 64 concerts produced by two groups that host raves and found that most deaths involved those in their teens and early-20’s. Some cities and venues are now banning raves to avoid the risk associated with them and the high drug use.
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