Insomniac promoter Pasquale Rotella believes that Dance music is being “unfairly targeted” by media sources. He was featured in Thursday's Rolling Stone article where he is quoted as saying:
“Unfortunately, death at a music festival means national media attention, I think the general public thinks maybe this only happens at festivals, dance music events – that it doesn't happen at college frat parties, house parties, sporting events or rock festivals because it's not covered, basically. Dance music gets national interest. And sometimes, like EDC Downtown (Los Angeles), it gets international interest.”
Although the recent events at Electric Zoo and other EDM shows are unfortunate, Rotella explains that promoter's do everything they can to keep attendees safe and that he plans on holding Nocturnal Wonderland tomorrow. Rotella seems confident that the festival will be one to remember and is very pleased with this year's lineup. This year's change in venue has allowed Insomniac to make a lot of new changes Nocturnal Wonderland that Rotella says “brings a whole new energy to it”.
As more of these events become more popular it is inevitable for some bad press every once in a while, and maybe Dance music is being targeted currently. It's important to note how great a community there is and how beautiful a festival experience can be, and that music festivals have been under fire ever since they've existed. There are so many exciting new events out there that is a great time to love Dance music.