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Docs Diagnose Raves as Bad Idea for LA Coliseum After Electric Daisy Carnival

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The Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the largest events of its kind, drew almost 200,000 attendees over two days and boasted five stages for performers and a rave atmosphere in the Los Angeles Coliseum and at the adjoining Exposition Park.

But the event had its dark side, including over 100 injuries and illnesses sustained on-site that necessitated transporting victims to nearby hospitals. Several of the hurt were teens, and, at least two patients "were in the intensive care unit for drug intoxication at California Hospital Medical Center," according to the LA Times.

Now doctors from various facilities are expressing dismay that an event like Electric Daisy would be held on public land. Dr. Philip Fagan Jr., an ER doc at Good Samaritan said that raves "should never be held any longer at the Coliseum."