When the Electric Daisy Carnival came to town a couple weeks ago, the media and some others in the community were predicting a large amount of drugs and a couple of deaths, not to mention riots with the police.
Well, this didn't happen and the media was disappointed. From the LVRJ to the TV media and radio, they all expressed shock, I tell you, just shocked and disappointment that the festival failed to live up to it's potential of disaster.
Now the Las Vegas Sun weighs in with their disappointment: Perhaps the neon stages, funky electronic dance music and costume-like attire of attendees made some shudder at the thought of the Electric Daisy Carnival invading Las Vegas last month. Or maybe it was simply the event’s tarnished image after two drug overdose deaths at similar festivals in other locations.
Regardless, anxieties ran high in Las Vegas before the dance carnival hit town as critics feared mayhem given the city’s party reputation. Even the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authorityshied away from promoting the event.
But when the dust settled — or, in this case, the confetti fell at the festival — officials praised the event for its relatively smooth outcome. In fact, more crime- and traffic-related incidents occurred during the same time in Metro Police’s Convention Center Area Command, which includes the Strip. A breakdown of those numbers is below:
Apparently the Sun still believes that people still act like people who lived in the '60's with Woodstock and in the era of the
Grateful Dead where drugs and hippies abound. I am sure the editor of the Sun, Brian "The Coward" Greenspun certainly thinks the youth of today are like the youth of yesterday.
But the youth of today are not like the youth of the '60's to the 80's. They are, for the most part, not into drugs and irresponsible behavior.
And the Las Vegas Sun is certainly disappointed in that. How pathetic.