Electronic music show shut down at Quassy after suspected overdoses

Posted Monday, September 23, 2013 9:25 AM | Contributed by Jeff

In the constantly changing culture of synthetic drug use, officials were faced Saturday night with suspected overdoses from a drug called 2C-P. An electronic dance music show at Quassy Amusement Park was shut down late Saturday after a number of concertgoers were taken to hospitals for suspected drug overdoses, police said.

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Monday, September 23, 2013 9:55 AM

Didn't Six Flags have a similar problem recently? I feel very fortunate that I never felt the need, desire or pressure to do drugs.

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Monday, September 23, 2013 11:33 AM

Six Flags canceled a similar show because this happened @ past shows.

edit : Just looked different promoters

http://coasterbuzz.com/News/six-flags-new-england-cancels-electroni...-overdoses

Last edited by kevin38, Monday, September 23, 2013 11:38 AM
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:47 AM

I don't understand the association of drugs with that genre of music. Of course, I don't imagine seeing it "performed" would be that interesting either.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 1:33 PM

Electric music is hard to pull off live. Most go for the drugs and atmosphere. I always thought NIN did it better than everybody else with the pivoting keyboard mounts, etc. But Trent endorsed the guitar...which crosses artistic lines.

Are these events really concerts? Or are they DJ's spinning tunes for a massive dance floor? I don't know...too old to go...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:00 PM

Industrial music is not, in my mind, in the same category (and certainly wasn't invented by NIN either).

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 4:23 PM

In July of 1966 I rode my first Roller Coaster, a Steel Kiddie Coaster in Virginia Beach. A friend, who was six years older than I introduced the ride to me, and we had a ball riding it. He also rode with me on my first 'Major" Roller Coaster - Cedar Point's Blue Streak a year later. We went to many parks in the next few years, but then he and his family moved away. When I was in High School I learned he got involved in Drugs. He was arrested twice, spending a total of 3 1/2 years in prison. In 1983 his parents got a phone call. It was from my friend's employers, they were told he hadn't shown up for work for three days, and they couldn't get an answer when they tried to call his home. They went to his home, entered it and found him sprawled on his bed, DEAD. He had overdosed on Cocaine. Stay away from drugs, stay as far away as you can. When my doctor prescribes me something I ask if there are narcotics in the prescription, and if there are I ask him to prescribe something else. Drugs lead you only one way, DOWN!

Last edited by Regulus, Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:26 PM
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:13 PM

Aamilj said:

Or are they DJ's spinning tunes for a massive dance floor? I don't know...too old to go...

That's a more accurate description than "performance".

Regulus said:

Drugs lead you only one way, DOWN!

Drugs are like a lot of things - handled responsibly, they have their place.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:44 PM

Someday soon, you'll be able to go into a medical marijuana shop with a prescription that is actually tailored to your condition. Seizures have been shown to respond well not to the THC that gets people "high", but to the CDB (Cannbidiol) that is also present in marijuana. Some growers have selected/developed specific strains particularly *high* (pun totally intended) in that compound...even some that have negligible, almost undetectable, levels of THC. That's in no way intended to get people stoned. That's medicine.

"Drugs" is a word I'd like to stop using. It equates pretty much everything from aspirin and ibuprofen to adderall and oxycodone to heroin and meth. and . And apparently "mollies."

Some are useful, some have no medicinal value, some are abused. ALL can kill - just heard an NPR broadcast on the recent upsurge in deaths from acetaminophen...a main component of many OTC remedies.

"Drugs are bad" sounds funny from Mr. Mackey - but it's not a good policy foundation.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:58 PM

Like most things, it's not a black & white issue.

Sometimes 'drugs' are good, sometimes 'drugs' are bad.

The main thing to remember is that if your drugs are bad, you need to find a new dealer and get the good ones.

(winky...kinda)

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:10 PM

Speaking of NIN, the new album is very good! I highly recommend it for anyone who likes NIN!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:43 PM

Just be sure to buy the hi-fi version directly from the nin.com site.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:27 PM

I agree...the best he has done in years. I suspect that us old farts pimping Wax Trax and Reznor would be lost at these "electric festivals." Do they sing? Or is it just techno?

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:44 AM

It's not the same category of music. This stuff has nothing to do with the likes of NIN, KMFDM, Ministry, Meat Beat Manifesto and the like.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 10:49 PM

Gonch, let's trade notes on security blind spots in Ohio amusement park parking lots. I'm only half kinda winking too.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:28 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
Like most things, it's not a black & white issue.

Sometimes 'drugs' are good, sometimes 'drugs' are bad.

The main thing to remember is that if your drugs are bad, you need to find a new dealer and get the good ones.

(winky...kinda)

Or make some brownies.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 2:14 AM

Jeff said:

I don't understand the association of drugs with that genre of music.

Well you would if you tried it lol. Synthetic drugs, synthetic sounds, they go hand in hand.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 7:34 AM

bunky666 said:
Or make some brownies.

Brownies aren't really a good fit actually, given that the baking temperature is typically high enough to vaporize the key ingredients. Instead, we use these, because they bake at a lower temp., and because the only ingredient needed is butter, which is an ideal medium in which to extract.

(winky intentionally omitted)

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:44 AM

bjames said:
Well you would if you tried it lol. Synthetic drugs, synthetic sounds, they go hand in hand.

I'm not LOL'ing. That's stupid.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:11 PM

Drugs are for losers.

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