Electric Daisy Carnival rave's return to L.A. Coliseum is under consideration
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum commissioners may consider bringing back the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in June, according to an agenda of next week's meeting.
The joint state, county and city commission is scheduled to hear a report by Patrick Lynch, the general manager of the Coliseum and Sports Arena, on a “Review of Plans for June 24 & 25, 2011 Electric Daisy Festival.” The agenda said the commission could take action on the plans.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Coliseum Commission meeting room on the eastern edge of the Coliseum, near Gate 33-A.
At last year’s Electric Daisy Carnival rave, a 15-year-old girl, Sasha Rodriguez, overdosed on Ecstasy, fell into a coma at a hospital and died two days later.
Sasha's parents have filed a $5 million claim against the Coliseum Commission.
In November, commissioners lifted a moratorium on raves that was imposed after Sasha’s death. The moratorium had no practical effect on raves at the facility, which includes the Sports Arena, as raves that had already been planned for August, October, and New Year’s Eve were permitted to continue as scheduled.
On Wednesday, USC President C.L. Max Nikias sent a letter to students, warning them not to attend raves, saying use of the illegal drug Ecstasy at the massive dance parties "can create a ripple effect of dangers that lead to catastrophic consequences."
-- Rong-Gong Lin II