8 Infamous Rave Crackdowns

09/02/2010 05:04 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Joshua Glazer Editor and Content Director, "URB Magazine" and

With the immense success and subsequent backlash against Electric Daisy Carnival following the death of a 15-year-old attendee from an ecstasy overdose, the future of dance music events in America is suddenly up for discussion. But if the conversation sounds familiar, it's because this is hardly the first time that electronic music, drugs and the authorities have had friction. If anything, the response in 2010 has been measured and thoughtful compared to years past. Here's an overview of rave clampdowns over the past two decades.

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