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A Dance Riot Broke Out in L.A. Last Night

Dance riot.

In 2010, the Electric Daisy Carnival — a hugely popular electronic music festival held in Los Angeles — reported 226 injuries and one possibly drug-related death. A new documentary, Electronic Daisy Carnival Experience, aimed at demonstrating the inherent positivity of the scene and the festival, screened last night at Grauman's Chinese theater. It didn't quite work out: After D.J. Kaskade tweeted that he'd be throwing down outside of the screening ("ME+BIG SPEAKERS+MUSIC=BLOCK PARTY!!! RT!"), the masses swarmed. Kaskade quickly called off his set via Twitter, but that didn't quite disperse the crowds; while the screening went through as planned, police in riot gear were outside trying to instill normalcy amid the dance rioters. Is this Kaskade and the electronic music community's way of reminding the world that, even if they never get any mainstream magazine covers, they do have loads and loads of fans? If so, that is a very convincing use of riot incitement. [THR, Movieline]

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