LA Coliseum Commission adds restrictions to raves

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Courtesy of Marcus Mendez

Thousands of attendees crowd the stage at the Electric Daisy Carnival rave at the Los Angeles Coliseum, June 25, 2010.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has voted to continue allowing raves at the venue, but with new restrictions.

The group voted Wednesday that organizers must provide detailed security and operational plans at least two months in advance for commission review if they want to hold a rave party at the Coliseum or the neighboring Sports Arena.

The move comes a month after the commission voted to lift a moratorium on raves. Commission member Rick Caruso, who wanted to keep the moratorium but was absent from last month's vote, agreed to the new restrictions as a compromise.

Coliseum raves were banned for four months after June's Electric Daisy Carnival, where a 15-year-old girl overdosed on ecstasy and later died.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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