Las Vegas, Nevada Insomniac
By DiMarkco Chandler:
Associate Press is reporting that two Electronic Daisy party goers died this past week after leaving the musical event. While it doesn’t appear that it will affect its continuation in the city of Las Vegas, it does indicate that almost no one is immune to using drugs. That’s because the AP report reveals that one of the party goers that died was a “22-year-old… pre-med student that fell from the 27th floor of her hotel room” on to a third floor roof. Her parents told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that they believed foul play may be a factor.
Electric Daisy Carnival is a global festival held during the summertime in the U.S. The first Carnival was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1997. Since then, it has proliferated to cities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
On June 8—10 of this year, the event was hosted by the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with 345,000 attendees in over three days. The second night of the event was shut down because of high winds.
The producers of Electronic Daisy go to great lengths to protect the safety of those that attend. There are medical trucks and personnel hired especially to prevent party goers from selling or bringing drugs into the event. While the event has over the years suffered some criticism for the deaths of underage teenagers, they seem committed not to allow anyone to enter the Carnival that is not at least 18 years of age.
Unfortunately, people that attend the Carnival are usually able to find the drug of their choice, and it is clear that in the case of this most recent death, the pre-med student had been suffering from hallucinations as a result of her use of the drug Ecstasy.
The second death was not drug related and also occurred outside of the festival grounds.