Coliseum Commission Bans Raves Over Safety Concerns
A moratorium on raves has been extended at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (photo by Edwin Folven)
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission voted last week to indefinitely extend a moratorium on scheduling new raves at the Coliseum or Los Angeles Sports Arena after the death of a 15-year-old girl at the Electric Daisy Carnival, which was held at the Coliseum in June. The raves that have already been scheduled for later this year will be allowed to take place, though the board imposed new, stricter conditions on those events.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, 3rd District, said he would have liked to ban the scheduled raves, but the Coliseum Commission’s lawyers advised against it. Instead, party-goers will have to be at least 18 years old to attend the raves, an increase from the age limit of 16 at the Electric Daisy Carnival, and security will have to check IDs at the door. In addition, party promoters will have to hire a team of emergency room doctors to be on site.