Los Angeles Coliseum ends rave ban 4 months after teen dies

File photo: Friday of Electric Daisy Carnival 2010, as deadmau5 was playing.
File photo: Friday of Electric Daisy Carnival 2010, as deadmau5 was playing. Caesar Sebastian/Flickr (Creative Commons licensed)

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has overturned a moratorium on raves at the venue that was put in place in June after a 15-year-old girl overdosed on ecstasy and died.

The Los Angeles Times says the commission made the surprise move Wednesday.

Coliseum General Manager Pat Lynch said the commission was satisfied after receiving reports on increased medical staffing, age restrictions and time limits on raves held there in August and October that were scheduled before the moratorium.

Commission member and rave opponent Rick Caruso - who had to miss the meeting - said he was shocked at the move.

Fifteen-year-old Sasha Rodriguez overdosed on ecstasy and collapsed at a huge Coliseum rave known as the Electric Daisy Carnival. She later died at a hospital.

Information from: Los Angeles Times

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