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1 Man, 2 Women Arrested at HARD Music Festival Last Night

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Los Angeles State Historic Park (Photo by musique nonstop via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)

Los Angeles State Historic Park (Photo by musique nonstop via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
One man and two women were arrested during the course of last night's HARD Summer Music Festival held at Los Angeles State Historic Park, reports abc7.Security was tight for the event, which ran from about Noon to Midnight on the outskirts of Chinatown. Backpacks were not permitted in the event, and all attendees were searched for alcohol or drugs.

A man was arrested for trespassing, while the two women were arrested for grand theft.

Safety at events such as this one have been under much scrutiny from the public, medical professionals, and authorities following the death of a 15-year-old girl who had taken drugs and been dehydrated while attending the Electric Daisy Carnival, a rave-type event held at the L.A. Coliseum. A task force has been formed to examine the risks and rewards of hosting such events on public lands.

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This year's HARD event was originally scheduled for July 17th, shortly after the Electric Daisy Carnival, and was canceled, then re-scheduled for yesterday at the same venue. LAist spoke with the organizer, Gary “Destructo” Richards, about the event in July.