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NYC music fest canceled after
2 drug-linked deaths

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/1/2013 3:52:46 PM

New York - The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo was canceled Sunday after the deaths of two attendees and the hospitalizations of several others, apparently linked to drugs. The city said it recommended Electric Zoo festival end early after the deaths and illnesses during the first two days of performances on Friday and Saturday. The festival took place on Randall´s Island in the East River. "The Electric Zoo organizers have worked with city officials to reduce health risks at this event, but in view of these

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40, 9/1/2013 3:56:18 PM     (No. 9501371)

Why do they say "Electric"? Its a zoo all right.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Retiredhippy, 9/1/2013 4:24:33 PM     (No. 9501394)

"Dont take the brown acid"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/1/2013 5:04:03 PM     (No. 9501423)

I spent the weekend at a bluegrass festival in northern Indiana and I can happily report that were zero incidents of death or drug use.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Smart11344, 9/1/2013 5:29:32 PM     (No. 9501441)

Who the heck are these alledged "high profile artists"? I´ve never heard of them. Dislosure: I am OLD.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: doublesharp, 9/1/2013 6:21:38 PM     (No. 9501490)

Got smacked by the smack

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jalo1951, 9/1/2013 6:45:51 PM     (No. 9501515)

Cancel the event? Big deal. So they take their drugs at home, on the corner or in an alley. Turning off the music will not make them more respectful of their own bodies by not drugging themselves to death.

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