UPDATE: The Dallas County Medical Examiner says the person who died was 19-year-old Andrew James Graf of Argyle. Dallas Fire-Rescue originally said the deceased was a 15-year-old boy, but that appears to be an error on their part.
EDC Dallas was shut down this morning at about 1:30am when somebody finally pulled the fire alarm. During Excision’s set earlier in the night when a
15-year-old 19 year old died and more than two dozen others who were at the Electric Daisy Carnival at Fair Park were hospitalized because of drugs, alcohol and heat-related health problems, authorities said. Below is Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella’s statement on the situation.
DALLAS, June 19, 2011 — “Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to the family and friends of the man who passed away tonight. To go from a moment of happiness and enjoyment, to the loss of life, is very heartbreaking. We would like to ask everyone to keep the concertgoer and his family in their thoughts and prayers. Along with the independent local promoters in Dallas, we will work with the authorities to understand how this tragedy occurred.”
Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events
Not sure how this is going to affect EDC Vegas next weekend, but it will be interesting to see how this turns out for Insomniac and the cities relationship. This same incident is the reason why EDC is not in Los Angeles this year and why they have tried to implement the 18+ rule. Please party responsibly digilovers.