This morning we were all shocked by the saddening news that Electric Zoo Festival in New York was canceling its final day of performances, as a result of the death of 2 concert goers, due to apparent drug use. The rave and EDM community is truly a family and this morning, artists from all over the music industry have been using social media to show their condolences for the victims:
My thoughts goes out to families and the people who died at Electric Zoo in New York.
— Sebastian Ingrosso (@SebIngrosso) September 1, 2013
Really shocked to hear about the deaths at EZoo, especially because yesterday FELT positive over there. Thoughts are with the families. — Prince Hairy (@atrak) September 1, 2013
woah just woke up to this news about ezoo, incredibly tragic. thoughts are with all those affected PLEASE be responsible — Clockwork (@clockwork) September 1, 2013
Condolences to the families and friends of the kids who passed. Please be safe guys. This is so heartbreaking — KREWELLA (@Krewella) September 1, 2013
RIP Jeffrey Russ & Olivia Rotondo you will be missed…sending my love to the families and friends who have to deal with this tragedy #EZOO5
— DILLON FRANCIS (@DILLONFRANCIS) September 1, 2013
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families and friends of those who passed away this weekend in New York.
— Above & Beyond (@aboveandbeyond) September 1, 2013
We are saddened by the cancelation fo Electric Zoo today, all we can offer is a little gathering at Central Park… http://t.co/VdWnL6ATX1
— Myon & Shane 54 (@myonandshane54) September 1, 2013
My condolences and thoughts go out to the family and friends of those who passed away at Ezoo….we want you guys to rage and be safe!!!
— CARNAGE (@djcarnage) September 1, 2013
before you do anything in your life, always ask yourself: is the risk worth it?
— Marcus Schossow (@marcusschossow) September 1, 2013
If you're on the inside, you get it. This music + its people can take you to the moon. Don't put yourself in danger.
— Kaskade (@kaskade) September 1, 2013
Roseland was easily one of our all time favorites. Thank you so much for comin out NYC. Sorry bout the tough news today :-/
— The M Machine (@The_M_Machine) September 1, 2013
Just heard about Electric Zoo. Our thoughts goes to the families and friends of those who passed away.
— Dada Life (@dadalife) September 1, 2013
— Steve Angello (@SteveAngello) September 1, 2013
Now is the time for the entire EDM community to come out as one and show the rest of the world that this culture is not about drugs. As a community, we are so much more than that. Everyone, from us in the media, to the artists, to you, the fans, are responsible for the image we put forth, and the next few weeks and the rest of the festival season will prove to be a particularly important time to show a united, responsible and loving front. We need to show that EDM is truly about the music and love for each other. Only together can we endure this terrible tragedy and come out stronger in the end.