A warning to parents about this upcoming weekend. The famed, or
infamous Electric Daisy Carnival or EDC is in Las Vegas this weekend for
a mammoth episode of music and drug use. This is the same event that
used to be at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum until a young girl
died. The 15 year old should not have been at the 18 and over event,
but many officials agree that underage concert goers have little
difficult getting into the event.
This year the event takes place
at the Las Vegas motor speedway. It also comes one week after a
19-year-old died at an EDC event in Dallas last week. If you are a
parent and you want an indication of how popular this event is, try
booking a room at a lower end hotel on the strip. A room at the
Excalibur or MGM, which typically can be had for less than $100 dollars,
is going for upwards of $500 this weekend.
This is an event
fueled with drug induced attendees. Some of the concert goers are
responsible, and the promoters attempt to halt any drug use, but this
event can be dangerous. In addition to teens taking drugs on their
own, there is also a possibility that teens could be slipped some sort
If you are an active parent, make sure you teen is far
away from Vegas this weekend. This event is not just another music
festival. This event is widely known as a hotspot for drug use.
your teen is attending this event, or near the Las Vegas area, you may
want to think about using a Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit. The kits
can detect drug use as long as 96 hours after the drug consumption.
Opiates and Ecstasy (MDMA) are prominently used at this event. A
Teensavers 12-panel test covers these drugs plus marijuana, cocaine,
PCP, Methamphetamine, Amphetamines, Methodone, Oxycodone, TriCyclic
Antidepressants, Barbiturates, and Benzodiazepines.