It was confirmed early today that Montgomery Tsang, 24, of San Leandro, CA was pronounced dead at University Medical Center, after a call at the Speedway for medical assistance related to Tsang came in just before 6:15 a.m.
Our thoughts go out to the deceased’s friends and family.
A spokesperson for EDC’s producer Insomniac released this statement regarding the death:
Today we learned some very tragic news, that after attending the festival a guest of the show has passed away. We are deeply saddened by this news, and hope that everyone will join us in keeping his family and friends in their thoughts during this very difficult time. Dance music fans pride themselves in being part of a loving community and, as we get ready to start the second night of the show, we ask everyone to help us keep this event safe. Look after your group of friends, utilize the buddy system, and if you see something, say something. No one should ever hesitate to ask any of our medical staff, public safety personnel or Insomniac staff for help, or call 911 in case of an emergency. One death is one too many, and we all must do our part to keep each other safe, healthy and happy, tonight and every night.
According to Fox 5, police on Saturday reported making 29 narcotics-related arrests after night one. There were 249 medical calls and five hospital transports.
In a recent AMA on reddit, Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella talked about how important harm reduction is at festivals and shows, not just preventative measures. It is almost a given that someone will get something in, especially at a festival like EDCLV, and it’s important to be able to deal with crises at a moment’s notice. Read more about that particular topic here.