According to one website, a 17-year-old Virginia teenager who was in critical condition died after attending last weekend’s Mad Decent Block Party in Colombia, MD. While we are still waiting for the final toxicology reports, authorities believe the death was drug-related.
This very sad news comes just a day after a 20-year-old North Carolina man died at the same concert.
All told, 20 people from the Colombia, MD Mad Decent Block Party were hospitalized. Three more were arrested.
The Merriweather Post Pavilion offered this statement after the second death was announced:
“Our hearts go out to the family as they face the unimaginable. As a parent, it makes me horribly sad beyond words to think of a tragedy like this. We can spend every minute of the day making perfect sense to our children regarding the obvious perils of drugs, but sometimes it is impossible to convince them that this is relevant to their world. Youth feel invulnerable. Some refuse to believe they could be affected.
This drug epidemic is no longer confined to specific demographics, or time of day, or geography, or lifestyle. It’s just everywhere and, and unfortunately, this generation of teens and 20-somethings has not learned this lesson yet. It’s just heartbreaking. This particular type of incident is not the problem of those who should have known better…it’s the problem of those too young to believe it could happen to them. Sadly we find ourselves in the classic position of trying to tell kids not to do something they think is fun.”
While we don’t want to speculate that the 17-year-old’s death was because of drugs, we’re not the only ones surmising that narcotics played a role. Just please be careful if with what and how much you take. Don’t become a statistic.
The Mad Decent Block Party will be coming to Coney Island this Saturday with BIG GIGANTIC • DILLON FRANCIS • DIPLO • DJ SNAKE • FLOSSTRADAMUS • GRANDTHEFT • VIC MENSA • WALSHY FIRE.