Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “As Assaults and Deaths Increase Should Youth Attend 3-Day Music Festivals?”
Summer music festivals are exploding across America. Thirty-two million attend - 12 times the number of people who die annually! Average travel distance is 903 miles and festivals normally last three days.
What can be more fun than gathering music lovers outdoors with their favorite artists?
How many parents are ignorant of what occurs at these massive gatherings? Others suspect something inherently dangerous but yield permission, lifting a prayer as they reluctantly send off their youth.
Here's a handful of heavy hitter rockfests attracting millions this summer: Lockn', Afro Punk, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Moog Fest, Pitchfork, Lollapalooza, Hangout, Bumbershoot, FYF, and Electric Forest.
Festivals are all over Europe. Madrid has Mad Cool; Lisbon hosts Super Bock Super Rock; and, Germany features Melt. Sweden just pulled the plug on Bravalla (headliner was Killers) after four rapes and 23 sexual assaults.