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Raving On Despite Bad Vibes: The Electric Daisy Movie Still Set for August 4 Debut

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Thousands of fans weren't invited to Wednesday's private screening of the "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience," but promoters want you to know that despite some theaters yanking the movie from their upcoming schedules, the EDC movie will still make its nationwide debut on August 4th.

Citing "the incident in Los Angeles," Regal and AMC have decided they will not show the film at their theatres, reports the L.A. Times.

That incident was what is being called a "near-riot" thought tho have been caused by an impromptu "block party" urged on by one of the film's participants, DJ Kaskade, who used Twitter to draw a couple thousand uninvited guests to see him perform on the streets of Hollywood before he played a set at the premiere's private afterparty.

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As the authorities are still working out who, if anyone, needs to be named legally at fault, the blame game is happening once again when it comes to the movie getting yanked from several theatres.

Within the Electric Daisy community, some are blaming the media--two people in particular--for the movie being pulled from the two major theatre chains. On the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience Facebook page, record label House of EDM posted the following:

Aside from the obvious few people that acted out this past week, there are some other's that I feel are responsible for this movie cancellation. The media!! Harvey Levin of TMZ has been ranting about it all week and spreading bad vibes. And even worse is Dennis Romero of LA Weekly! Dennis has a 2 year itch of talking bad about EDC. It's media hacks like these that made this situation WAY worse than it really was. Express your thoughts on their pages!

Fans, too, are expressing frustration at being notified the showings to which they'd purchased advanced tickets had been canceled, and that in addition to being left without another option for a local screening, some were saying they were having trouble getting refunds.

Meanwhile, the Electric Daisy Carnival event and film promoter, Insomniac Inc, sent out a statement in response to the news the film had been pulled from the two theatre chains, and to remind everyone the show must--and will--go on:

The “Electric Daisy Carnival Experience” film has not been cancelled and will continue to be shown in hundreds of theaters nationwide. [...] It is extremely disheartening that some theaters wrongly associated an unaffiliated “block party,” and its disorderly crowd, with the private screening of the film. The individuals who caused problems outside of our movie premiere were not the same audience which wants to buy tickets to the film, just as the same people that cause disturbances after a sporting event do not represent all fans of that team.

Sadly, for the EDC, this is another episode in which their event has been made a pariah in Los Angeles. In 2010, the death of teen attendee Sasha Rodriguez at the event, then held at the Coliseum, sparked controversy over the enforcement of age minimums and the presence of adequate medical personnel during the event. Ultimately, the EDC was not permitted to return to the Coliseum, and this year opted to set up in Vegas instead, where they say they enjoyed a successful and problem-free time.