Electric Daisy Carnival Attendee Dies in Las Vegas

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An Electric Daisy Carnival attendee died in Las Vegas this past Saturday. The entertainment capital city of the world hosted one of the most popular outdoor concerts this weekend, one which is attended by almost half a million people. Also known as EDC, fans from all over the nation travel to endlessly dance and party throughout the weekend.

Montgomery Tsang, 24, traveled to the Electric Daisy Carnival with friends from San Leandro, California. Tsang was pronounced dead at a Las Vegas hospital on Saturday morning following the first night of EDC. It is reported that Tsang collapsed in the parking lot at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the venue for this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival, at approximately 6 a.m.

The cause of Tsang’s death has yet to be declared to the public. EDC has not been canceled, and will continue throughout the weekend until it is scheduled to end on Monday night. Officials stated that EDC ticket holders have still been partying throughout the weekend despite the death, many of them even unaware of the tragic event.

Insomniac Events, the company that organizes EDC addressed the public about the situation. They also encouraged the festival guests to be cautious and safe throughout the remainder of the EDC after the death of one of the attendees in Las Vegas.

The Electric Daisy Carnival is described to be one, big dance party. This year’s EDC hosted prominent dance music performers like Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Tiesto an Avicii. I mainly consists of DJs orchestrating electric dance mixes filled with deep bass beats and sounds. The young EDC crowd are known for dressing up in bright colors, bikinis and the iconic daisy crowns.

EDC sold out nearly two months before the performance lineup released to the public. 400,000 people are expected to attend the weekend-long event, estimating approximately 140,000 guests a night. This number then adds to the chaos of Las Vegas’ entertaining environment. It has already been reported that the various nightclubs and hotels have seen a  significant amount of EDC go-ers throughout their venues. With this though, Las Vegas is projected to have earned $278 million in economic earnings based off of expenses made to the hotels and casinos both on and off The Strip.

Many may question whether or not drugs were involved in the death of Montgomery Tsang. Insomniac Events have stated that there is a zero-tolerance for drug usage at their events, including the Electric Daisy Carnival. In recent years, there have been those that have gotten into legal trouble based on being under the influence of an illegal substance. There have also been those who have consumed large amounts of alcohol, affecting their physical capabilities and also resulting in health issues. It is reported that last year’s EDC consisted of 49 arrests all for numerous reasons other than drug usage and over 600 emergency calls.

Montgomery Tsang, an attendee from San Leandro, California, unfortunately died after the first night at the Electric Daisy Carnival event in Las Vegas. The electric dance party is forecasted to see 400,000 throughout the weekend until Monday night. Insomniac Events will not cancel the remainder of EDC despite the death of Montgomery Tsang.

By Tricia Manalansan

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