Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Electric Daisy Carnival Promoter Sues L.A.

tiesto.jpg
Tiësto
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

Pasquale Rotella is comparing it to "Footloose." In the movie dancing is banned, but here in Los Angeles, his company got the boot from the city of Los Angeles for a concert he had scheduled for October. Rotella's Insomniac, Inc. organized the Electric Daisy Carnival, which ended in hundreds of injuries and the death of a 15 year-old-girl and prompted local politicians to discuss how to approach permitting rave events in the future.

On October 30th, the company scheduled a concert featuring Tiësto, a Grammy-nominated DJ whose performed 5 sold-out L.A. shows in 2008 and 2009, according to Rotella.