We’re sad to report that the scene has witnessed another tragic incident. Live Nation has just reported that on opening night of its newly acquired festival, HARD Summer, one festival-goer suffered from cardiac distress. Authorities suspect the fatal condition to have been caused by an overdose. Flying Lotus, one of the headlining acts of the night, even took to twitter to express his reaction to witnessing the tragedy.
Damn. I saw a guy die before I played my set. Heavy.
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 4, 2013
Our hearts go out to those affected by the incident, and as always we urge you to look out for yourself and others at these events.
You can read Live Nation’s statement here:
During Saturday evening’s event held at Los Angeles State Historic Park, a patron experienced cardiac distress and sadly passed away at the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Our guests’ safety and well being is of paramount importance at every Live Nation event. We have skilled EMT’s, police, and security staff deployed on site to respond to any emergency situation and last night members of this emergency team were with this patron and administering CPR within two minutes of notification. We work closely with local health and safety authorities to plan for emergencies and set the appropriate staffing levels for each event.
Via: LA Weekly