San Bernadino “Audiotistic” ends on a better note than previous events in Southern California

Posted on July 26, 2010


Fifteen people were sent to the hospital and San Bernardino police made 21 felony arrests during an electronic music festival over the weekend at the National Orange Show Events Center. “Audiotistic” drew about 25,000 to the Orange Show for the massive party known as a rave that went on until 4 a.m. Sunday. Police said they received two noise complaints.

San Bernardino police Lt. Jarrod Burguan said that despite the arrests, the concert went better than similar raves.

“Although there were still some issues to report, the number of problems is an improvement over past events of this nature,” Burguan said in statement.

At the Nocturnal Wonderland festival, held last fall at the Orange Show, nearly 40,000 people attended and 85 were treated for medical issues, such as dehydration and drug overdoses. One adult died of a suspected drug overdose and 28 patrons were arrested. This weekend, arrests were mostly for drug possession and sales, Burguan said. Police also made several misdemeanor arrests. No one sent to the hospital was thought to have a life-threatening problem. The event had been anticipated by officials since a 15-year-old girl died of an overdose at Electric Daisy Carnival, a rave put on by the same company at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Orange Show staff and the concert promoter, Insomniac, met with police before this weekend. The promoter agreed to pay for police officers to work the concert and closed the event to people younger than 18. The teen’s death in Los Angeles led county supervisors there to form a task force to look at “enhancing rave safety.” Police in San Bernardino said Sunday they would review Audiotistic and its effect on public safety in the coming weeks.

“From that analysis we will make recommendations regarding future events,” Burguan said.

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