"Molly" may have struck again, causing two deaths at New York City's Electric Zoo music festival. According to a Sept. 1 report on CNN, the last day of the three-day festival was cancelled on Sunday after two concert-goers died and four more were hospitalized due to drugs.
MDMA, the drug found in ecstasy and commonly called "molly" in its purest form, is suspected to be the culprit. It is becoming increasingly popular at concerts and is readily available under $50. Musicians such as Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Rick Ross, and Mac Miller also have glorified the trendy drug in their music. You can read more about the growing popularity of this drug in the music world on The NY Daily News.
New York's Electric Zoo music festival, held at Randall's Island Park in the East River, carried a hefty admission price of $179 per day. The organizers are supposed to be releasing details about refunds soon. Some people were not very happy the festival was cancelled on its last day.
The festival was first held in 2009, and last year there were 110,000 attendees.
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