Fox News On EDM Concerts: "Plagued By Security, Health Issues"

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Fox News recently reported on EDM concerts and the concern about the events security and health issues.

Fox News says, “Electronic Dance Music, better known as EDM, is becoming increasingly popular among young Americans, but the genre’s concerts lately have been plagued by a series of dangerous problems.

The death of a 24-year-old California man at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas over the weekend put a tragic dampener over the sparkling festival which attracted 130,000 people and was headlined by big names in the DJ music genre including Avicii, Diplo, Afrojack and Tiesto. The carnival relocated to the Vegas Motor Speedway from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum four years ago, after a 15-year-old girl died from drug intoxication.

On Wednesday night, dozens of Boston concertgoers – some as young as 16 – were hospitalized at Avicii’s EDM bash due to problems involving alcohol, drugs and dehydration. The Boston Police Licensing Division subsequently cited the venue for allowing intoxicated attendees to enter.

As EDM’s popularity continues to rise– drugs, death and dance music are becoming all too commonly used in the same sentence. Drug use, attendees say, presents the biggest danger.

“Drugs have always had a place in club and dance music culture. Anytime you see people on drugs it is disturbing, especially to those of us who are so passionate about the music,” Jamie Krauss, a N.Y.-based publicist who has been working with EDM artists for several years, told FOX411.”

Read the full article – Via Fox News

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