Winds Put Damper On Desert Rave

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Credit: Erik Kabik/Retna

Credit: Erik Kabik/Retna

LAS VEGAS (AP) — High winds put a damper early Sunday on a desert rave in Las Vegas featuring more than 100 dance music performers.

Electric Daisy Carnival organizers say they were forced to shut down their acts for the night at 2:45 a.m. out of safety concerns for an estimated 90,000 fans.

Wind gusts of up to 30 mph prompted a temporary shutdown of the festival around 1 a.m. The acts resumed for a short time, but officials later ordered an end to the night’s festival.

Fans were allowed to stay and listen to music from temporary sound systems until 5:30 a.m. from the infield grass of Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The three-day festival is scheduled to continue as scheduled, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Sunday until 5:30 a.m. Monday.

 

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