Tom Petty Vs Electric Daisy Carnival
“I knew it as soon as I saw the ad. I went, ‘Ooh, dead people.’ Do you need the money so bad that you’ll put some kid’s life at risk?” (USA Today)
Geriatric soft-rocker Tom Petty brands Electric Daisy Carnival a ‘drugs party’.
“I would think that someone who played shows with Dylan and the Dead—someone who lived through and actively contributed to the counterculture era of the ’60s and ’70s—wouldn’t be so quick to drink the overhyped media Kool-Aid about our festival experience“. (Insomnia.com)
Prompting impressively sanguine EDC promoter Pasquale Rotella to offer Petty an open invitation to attend next year’s Vegas rave (‘My Mama Irene would be stoked to meet him!”’)
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