Published Dec 03, 2012This has been a dangerous year for folks attending electronic music gigs, as fans were crushed at a Steve Aoki show and Swedish House Mafia performances have been marked by stabbings and overdoses. The latest chaotic concert occurred in Philadelphia this past Saturday (December 1), where dubby Canadian duo Zeds Dead were scheduled to perform.
According to a report from Philly.com [via FACT/Beatport], police were called to the city's Electric Factory as early at 8 p.m. on Saturday due to multiple overdoses. At least four people were reportedly taken to hospital due to drugs, while as many as nine people were found passed out. It was an all-ages event, and teenagers were reportedly involved.
It's unclear exactly what drugs caused the overdoses. Luckily, it seems that nobody died, and all of the hospitalized showgoers are reportedly in stable condition.
Philadelphia promoter Deathwaltz Media Group wrote in a statement, "Very sad to hear the unfortunate news that there were some people hospitalized at the Zeds Dead show tonight which prompted its early cancelation. I hope that everyone can learn from this and start enjoying these types of concerts without the use of drugs."
Many fans expressed their outrage at the overdosing fans on Facebook. According to Zeds Dead's Twitter feed, the duo played a makeup show the same night at Lit Ultrabar. They added that there will be another makeup gig at a later date.