If you were one of the many dubstep fans that was expecting to see the Canadian duo Zeds Dead perform in Philadelphia this past weekend you certainly didn’t get what you wished for. The all-ages show was riddled with people passed out left and right, which led to the ultimate decision to cancel the show.
According to CBS Philly, police are investigating 9 possible overdoses at the Electric Factory in Center City. Keep in mind that “overdoses” can pertain to alcohol, but we all know what really goes on at these shows. Twitter and Facebook had their own theories as to why it all happened, some saying that it could have been a “bad batch” that was going around or that the youngins just don’t know how to party responsibly. All the parties that were taken to the hospital are expected to recover.
I was not at the show, but a good friend of mine was and he had this to say:
We got there around 9 o’clock while dubsef was just finishing up and a young kid was being taken out on a stretcher. Soon after the parking lot began to fill with police cars and ambulances.
Fortunately, if you were actually looking to enjoy some music and not some chemicals, Philadelphia was also hosting Boyz Noize across town at the TLA. Zeds Dead also tried to make up for it by playing until about 4 am at the LIT Ultra Bar down the road from the Electric Factory, it was a 21+ event.
We will update you accordingly should any news become available.
Stay safe EDM culture loving peeps.