Electric Zoo to Return To New York with Stricter Safety Measures
Gothamist reports some of these measures will include the hiring of plainclothes security guards who specialize in narcotics, freely available water, free/cheap electrolyte beverages and drug sniffing dogs.
Vendors will be more highly scrutinized, the event will be shorter and start later in the day (to reduce fans' exposure to the sun) and there will be "amnesty bins," where fans can ditch illegal substances before being searched without penalty (amnesty bins have been used at European festivals for years).
Also, the Wall Street Journal reports that festivalgoers will be required to watch an antidrug public-service announcement online, delivered by EDM artists, to activate the wristbands that get them into the event. more on this story
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