Los Angeles has always harbored it’s own little corner of the world for EDM, being a popular place for festivals, clubs, and venues scattered throughout the city. Generally, LA has always been a great supporter of the music.
However, the fight against it has been prevalent. Following the deaths of this year’s HARD Summer, and those that have preceded, L.A. seems fed up and is trying to make a change.
The L.A. County Board of Supervisions has tried to put harsh limitations on festivals, but are now creating ‘better’ plans.
The LACBS in this past week has approved the creation of an “Electronic Music Task Force” that will “provide recommendations on ways to make electronic music safer for attendees”, a notion brought forth by L.A. County Mayr Michael Antonovich.
“I want to emphasize that our efforts around this motion, above all, are about the health and safety of those attending these events,” he recently stated.
It is said that this task force will help enforce safety measures and procedures that will be required for all electronic music festivals on County-owned property, but whether these efforts will be the help we need, or simply be harsh rules against our fun will be showing soon in the future.