TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2015|
Posted by: David Moffly
Sitting here in our cool Brooklyn offices we feel safe, other than the massive unexplained sink hole up the street on 64th and 5th avenues not much is happening in the intense summer heat. The Federal prisoners sitting on the stoop of the Metropolitan Detention Center down the street from our offices seem completely un-interested in bolting for the subway in the heat and merely lounge around in their bright yellow jumpsuits searching for a cool breath of air.
Summer is synonymous with big concerts and festivals we all love to go to and experience. Too bad they seem to be truly go at your own risk adventures.
The last 48 hours of carnage is impressive.
2 dead of presumed drug overdoses at Hard Fest LA.
2 dead, 3 wounded at Drakes OVO Festival after party.
2 wounded after a J. Cole concert in New Jersey.
If we had all of this in one place, we would have Obama on the television looking sad again for at least the 15th time in 7 years.
EDM and Hip Hop festivals lead the charge with the most visible gunplay and drug consumption, but it seems a given that there is an annual death at Bonnaroo. This year there was even a death at Coachella.
If when you bought your ticket to the festival there was a pop up that said you have a 1 in 40,000 chance of dying at this event would you still go?
For the remainder of the Festival season let's all leave the guns locked up at home for the kids to discover and please wait for the drugs to kick in that we have taken before gulping more down on the assumption that the first batch didn't work.
The loses are tragic and the lawsuits around these events will be many. In the words of the late Warren Zevon "Send Lawyers, Guns and Money" certainly sounds like we might need them.