This recent LA Times article proves once again that Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella is one of EDM culture's biggest success stories—and targets. You can help but feel bad for the man when you read things like this big stinking pile of poo they published this past weekend about EDM events, drugs and deaths and how they all go hand in hand.
James Penman, the San Bernardino city attorney, said,
A rave without drugs is like a rodeo without horses. They dont happen.
Pretty sure kids are taking drugs at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Burning Man. What about rap, crack and the '80s? Wonder where the person that coined the phrase "party like a rockstar" was coming from? Maybe we should just ban all forms of rebellious music because chances are dangerous drugs are to be found.
At the end of the day, drugs and music have a long history with each other… The notion that EDM culture events are nothing more than a tool for promoting drug use is completely misguided.
Pasquale put together a call to action this weekend, which you can read below. He’s on point. We have a feeling that the war on drugs and EDM is only going to get louder. Do what you can to get involved.
Read the Times article here.