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Rock legend Tom Petty isn’t mincing words when it comes to Electronic Dance Music festivals. In a recent interview with USA Today, Petty called it “stupid” to go to and “watch people play records.” Referring specifically to the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Petty says that he doesn’t think it would be any fun without the drugs.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer singled out the annual event in Vegas following the recent deaths of two attendees from drug-related causes.
“You take that many kids to Vegas in the summer, what could go wrong?” Petty remarked. “I knew it as soon as I saw the ad. I went, ‘Ooh, dead people.’ Do you need the money so bad that you’ll put some kid’s life at risk?”
EDM isn’t the only genre affected by drug and alcohol abuse by youthful fans. Just last weekend nearly two dozen people were hospitalized at a Keith Urban concert in Boston due to alcohol poisoning.