Tuesday, July 6, 2010

TRS: The Media Scene

So, go to Google News, and type in "rave". Your top hits will mostly have to do with a 15 yo girl who died at this year's Electric Daisy Carnival, in LA recently.

But, as the topics been blowing up mainstream media, it's also gotten people talking elsewhere on the interwebs:


I suppose it's been a while since the spotlight's been on raves and the drug use at them, but to those who've been in the scene for a while...well, the news is anything but new.

It certainly is sad and tragic that something like this would happen, but pointing fingers at the rave scene didn't solve it in DC in '99 (Fox 5's Buzz bust), didn't solve it in '02 (the R.A.V.E. Act), and isn't going to start an honest and open discussion as to all the factors that contributed to this fatality (including drug policy in the U.S. and limited information focusing on an abstinence only mentality).

This event and the coverage of Sasha Rodriguez's passing, has made The Rave Scenes timely and relevant, in a way I couldn't imagine.