people at EDC were hearing that it was something like 7 people died, and Excision made a facebook post about it and then made a joke about it too, cuz people dying is soooo funny...
my guess is it was good 'ole southern gossip, cuz we only have one report of a death, but over 20+ hospitalized from: alcohol poisoning, heat stroke/exhaustion, overdoses, etc.
I fucking Love how dallas fire department immediately told everyone it was a 15 year old when the coroner turned around later saying, no it was a 19 year old; how very texan of 'em to try and get this blown out of proportion as fast as possible...
Also this happened during Excision's set, which honestly brings up something that's been bothering me with the rise of dubstep and brostep; this constant insistence to mosh and riot during events; im sorry, i Came to the rave culture to escape people like that because 70% of texas highschools are filled with emo/goth/metal-heads that are nothing but condescending rude conceited asshole bigots. (personal rant and doesnt pertain to this topic, just venting)
I'm honestly suprised it was only one death;
the heat got up to 105 yesterday but with the heat index it was feeling like 110-115
Given four out of five stages were indoors, that's still pretty easy to get a hot and muggy room inside even the most air conditioned dancefloors.
The water stations were a great idea but with only one 'free water station' i'm sure this had some problems adding to it all as well
That and let's not forget that it all comes back to the individual
Tx members can attest that i went around Aim and via texts before EDC warning everyone to stay as hydrated as possible;
but nonetheless someone had to be 'that guy' that just utterly refuses to recognize his body's warning signs (or didn't know what heat exhaustion feels like) I'm not saying you Can't go have a good time, but you Can do it responsibly. "hmmm, this pill makes me feel good but makes me overheat and dehydrate very easily, it's gonna be 110 in the shade today, i better eat Five of these then"
But only one death, that's honestly better than what i was predicting; especially considering:
we've had people passing out in the streets during the Mavericks Parade on Thursday,
people passing out at the June-Teenth Festival (happened yesterday as well)
people passing out in their cars stuck in rush hour traffic (i'm not even kidding)
and even passing out at the airport waiting for when the Mavericks landed after the Finals (week ago or so)
I'm mainly interested to see if this is going to hit the local news or not; we've been sidetracked with the Mavericks, a fire south of dallas, a fire east of fort worth (both under control now) and a slew of city festivals coming up; i guess it really depends on how our city council feels about everything right now, for all we know this could slip by our local media totally undetected. I'm not saying death should go ignored, but i do have very little patience or forgiveness for people that don't take responsibility especially for themselves
And I'm sorry, irregardless of age, wether they're 15 or 45, they can call themselves an adult, but if you can't recognize your own body's warnings and can't keep yourself alive without the assistance of others, in my eyes you are a child, and these events are no place for children...
Edited by suzume, 19 June 2011 - 09:41 AM.