Thousands Flock Downtown LA For New Year’s Rave

Estimated 26,000 attend Sports Arena event

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — A huge New Year’s Eve rave drew thousands of people to the Los Angeles Sports Arena, along with a strong police presence.

City New Service reports that paramedics treated about dozen people for possible drug or alcohol overdoses early Saturday and several others were arrested on suspicion of drug possessing.

The Los Angeles Times says more than 26,000 people turned out for the annual electronic music festival Together As One.

Promoters say the rave started admitting people at 5 p.m. Friday and ended at 2 a.m. Saturday.

Raves were banned at the arena and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in June after the overdose death of a 15-year-old girl.

Coliseum commissioners voted to lift the ban in November.

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  • djm

    i love the cut n paste photoshoped picture you guys have at the top and im glad i was part of this event and its success

  • Al

    They oversold the event. The amount of 26k attendance is not true. Last year, one of the feature djs (Markus Schulz) claimed on his Global Dj Broadcast for this event in 2009-2010 that the attendance was reportedly 110k. This event had at least 125k people. Very poorly organized and to some point it becomes a hazard for the attendance. Check on their facebook event page Together As One; everyone is complaining about the same things.

    • djm

      dude what r u talking about i work this event with reza himself get your facts right.this event was definetly not oversold not even near…..especialy considering its 18 and up now the show has gotten smaller so how is it oversold get real HATER

  • djm

    and by the way yes over 100k last year and lots of crazy stuff goin on hence the reason why there is an 18 and up rule. so yes 26k is correct

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