We are a long way till Coachella 2017. But with the rise of alcohol or drug use and besides the internet announcing high numbers of fans attending these popular music festivals, the internet has also shown the dark side of these popular music festivals, where fans do more than sing and dance to the music. Music lovers have discovered the newest act but also have discovered the newest street drug.
This rampid drug use has caused many fans to become unruly and attack the security or each other. The question now is to still allow the music to play on and offer safety for their fans. What effect does that have on the role of this formed entertainment in national pop culture? There is an enormous need for people to be safe and although the unruliness does not have to do anything or represents the acts.
It is shameful to realize that these acts feel responsible. It eventually isn’t anyone’s fault on the venue or music acts or organizers side. Music festivals have built a platform for musicians to perform and reach out to their fans. This will not only make things better for the organizers but also make everything run smoothly. Even if fans are getting fed up with high ticket prices too.
Young people have flocked to these music festivals every summer to experience the fan experience. It is likely that it will be a safer experience now that more musical acts and concert organizers have planned to deliver on their word that fans will not have too much to drink or overdose on drugs and that they will all share in the music and be able to concentrate on whose playing rather than to what will get me buzzed.
Unruly fans are quickly becoming the norm. When it comes to drug and alcohol abuse. This does trigger crimes such as sexual violence. But many fans haven taken to the stage and have shown their fanned out response to today’s acts. With not alcohol or assault but to help out a fellow fandom participant.
Whether it be Woodstock, where everyone was free to have sexual encounters and take LSD or today when raves are getting a bad reputation for allowing the fans to overdose on illegal drugs. Many fans may agree that the whole part of attending a concert is to have fun and forget their in-habitations but many are too young to even be called unruly. Due to high alcohol assault and vulgar language and behavior.