Drugs have ruined many a good dance party, mostly due to overdosing, dehydration or overheating while dancing, and because of this ever present party scene killer even the promoters have changed their minds about downplaying the dangers of party drugs.
In an unprecedented move among EDM event promoters, the creators of the Electric Zoo Festival are making ticketholders watch a PSA, created by Dexter screenwriter James Manos Jr., that warns about the dangers of dancing with “Molly” (a supposedly purer form of MDMA, aka Ecstasy) before entering the event.
The organizers are urging attendees to "be present" during the event, stating:
Our message to concertgoers is simple: The Electric Zoo experience is exceptional and worth being present for. Molly can cause you to not only miss the moment, alienate your friends and have an overall adverse and unpleasant experience, but can also make you sick and can even be fatal. Fans will experience how great it is to "Come To Life" at one of our concerts from lights, sounds and crowds.
Will watching a PSA before a rave change the way attendees conduct themselves at the event, or is this just the organizer's way of avoiding liability for any drug-related deaths that might occur at their event? My guess is the latter...