The Globe reports.
The Globe posted it at 5:35 pm today -- about 18 hours after it happened. Shouldn't this have gotten a little more attention, a little sooner?
Wally the Green Monster knocked it off the page for a while.
down there last night and had to wait while he did his set. So, I walked around the venue for a little bit.
I felt like had walked into an episode of "The Walking Dead".
Honestly, there were kids literally rolling in the aisles. Now anyone who knows me knows I am for the legalization of drugs, but this was a bit much. 16 and 17 years olds whacked out of their minds on E and Special K. This tour promotes itself as a dance festival, but tell me organizers didn't think for one second that they'd have these problems?
I attended the original meetings on the permitting of Great Woods. The promoters promised a "Tanglewood East" type of classical music venue. Talk about your slippery slopes.
ever think of moving to Branson? I hear the only blue pills that are passed out at Andy Williams shows are for ED.
I said that it was promised while I was in the room. I have never been to the original Tanglewood either, since I'm more of a blues/rock kind of guy. Caught a few Mansfield shows though and nobody got carted off unconscious from them, AFAIK. It just struck me as something of a bait and switch by the promoters on the townspeople. You may want to be careful with those straw men during this drought.
Your memory is correct. Great Woods was originally built to be the summer home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
So it took like a week to figure out what killed Michael Jackson, but they "know" these guys' cause of death in less than 24 hours? ooookaaaaay
Why, they could have been shot? Ever think of that?
They could have been stabbed! Ever think of that?
They could have been the victim of that radiation poisoning that killed that Russian dude? Ever think of that?
Al Queda could be using this as subtle, sneaky attack. Think 9/11 with a throbbing beat soundtrack! Ever think of that?
Drugs? Oh, sure, try and ruin it for us kids!
I haven't been to raves and rave-like parties in over ten years.. but I just don't remember this happening, ever. I didn't drink or do drugs (just to throw that out there..), and I would have remembered if people were this whacked out anything, for that matter. I'm going to get old and judge-y here, but I think the scene stopped being about music and dance, exactly.. and the drugs probably got worse. Plus, since it was a big thing at the Comcast Center, I bet a lot of noobs were experimenting for the first time. I vaguely remember the Limelight had a juice bar in it. Maybe they need to bring those back?
I know someone who experimented with drugs at a rave.
You know where he is now?
All due respect to the deceased, but this brought this to mind.
You know who else cut corners?
They're married with kids and have good jobs. Most people can handle their buzz. There are always going to be idiots that get in over their head.
Oh, I don't know if it's changed so much. I remember hysteria about ecstasy deaths at raves as far back as '89 (prior to that, I was too young to be paying attention). I remember juice bars at Limelight and other clubs, but according to people I knew who ran clubs, that was mainly because kids on ecstasy and ketamine aren't interested in drinking alcohol, and need to stay hydrated. I heard stories about clearing empty water bottles off of dance floors with snow shovels because they were EVERYWHERE.
I did drugs and AND alcohol at raves and I never died!
...it's unlikely that anyone whose experience was different than yours' will ever post on Uhub.
People overdosing, passing out, puking and pissing all over the place? Why are you surprised? Why did you move to Foxboro? You should have moved to the North End.