A 15-year-old girl died Tuesday of a suspected drug overdose after attending a rave over the weekend at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that had a minimum age requirement of 16.
This tragedy could have been prevented with people looking out for each other.
You’d be hard pressed to find research that directly shows that ecstasy (MDMA) causes death in individuals. It sounds like from the article that it was overheating (lots of dancing and not enough cooling down via hydration and rest) and possibly her hitting her head on the floor depending onhow she fell and if she hit her head on concrete.
No doubt people will villify the event, but if you compare 185,000 attendees against the number of emergencies and (omg death), it is a very small number (less than 1%). This is a very unfortunate result, but a death could have been prevented. I wish there were safety monitors (not cops) that make sure all event goers are doing well. Have drug testing booths that will test pills for free. Free bottled water easily accessible. Lots of cool ventilation at the event.