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Shutting the festival down is not going to solve the issue. At 34 surely you must have known better.

Very sad though.
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extremely sad to hear...but we all know the risks associated
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Died from Acid?? shit. Thats not very likely. We need a full post mortem asap to know what killed him!
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sad to hear. but no point blaming the festival. but a grieving mother is going to look for someone to blame, so its an understandable reaction
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Fuck I hate the standard media's witchhunting of drugs-- His death was not suspicious (but they DONT SAY WHAT THE CAUSE WAS!!) then they go on for pages about him saying he was on acid, and the mother freaking out!

ffs.
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Wow that's incredibly sad. It'll be interesting (and worriesome) to see how it plays out on other festivals in the next 12 months, especially the smaller, lesser policed ones.
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Tragic for his family and friends, R.I.P.
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Very sad, however he died from a heroin overdose not from acid.
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Died from Acid?? shit. Thats virtually impossible.

FTFY.

Ridiculously tragic news.

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Fuck I hate the standard media's witchhunting of drugs-- His death was not suspicious (but they DONT SAY WHAT THE CAUSE WAS!!) then they go on for pages about him saying he was on acid, and the mother freaking out!

ffs.

problem is that people can do / see some bad shit on acid. the acid most likely didnt kill him, but may have led to him doing something that did

saying that, is it that much worse than alcohol?
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Well, what was the cause of death? Acid doesn't kill, although you might do something stupid while tripping. As for calls to shut down the festival - ridiculous, but you can't disagree that if the police didn't find any drugs there, they can't have been trying.
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problem is that people can do / see some bad shit on acid. the acid most likely didnt kill him,

According to Erowid, only two deaths by LSD have ever been recorded. One they didn't know the ingested amount, but the other they estimage 320mgs were injected.

So yeah, it's highly unlikely acid killed him; regardless, that doesn't take away from how sad this is for his friends and family.

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The music that I push in my opinion is probably a bit too mature for someone who listens to "Trance" but hey, we all have to start somewhere?

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What a brutal thing for his family and friends.
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r.i.p - so tragic and sad.

however, calls to shut the festival down are over the top and unfair. RSF still remains, imo, australia's most well organised event.
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Condolences to the family, may something beautiful come of this sad occurrence. Far from the festival's fault, however a very understandable reaction from Mrs Buccianti
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Very sad, however he died from a heroin overdose not from acid.

Er, really? First I've heard of this... how do you know/can you back that up?
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It is a very sad note but the mother should not be taking it out on the Festival, I doubt he died from from just Acid, it definitely needs further investigation.
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Condolences to his family and friends.

I dont believe conclusions to the cause of his death should be based on assumptions. Who knows what else he could have ingested to cause such adverse effects. LSD alone would not have been the cause of death.
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It is a very sad note but the mother should not be taking it out on the Festival,

As much as I agree with the sentiment that you can't blame the festival, I know this is the exact reaction most of my family would have in a time of tragedy.

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The music that I push in my opinion is probably a bit too mature for someone who listens to "Trance" but hey, we all have to start somewhere?

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I died from acid once, turns out I just fell off the bed
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poor dude RIP. But drugs are bad :)
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In response to davecw, no matter what the age when under the influence of such a powerfull drug we really dont know any better.
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In response to davecw; When under the influence of such a powerfull drug, no matter what our age we dont know any better.We dont control the drug, the drug controls you..
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scaremongering is not the answer....get the facts straight first and write an article with truth.
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In response to Edmundpw, police didnt find any drugs on site! How can one find drugs if it has already been consumed?
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Maybe a different approach is to incorporate a contract or waiver into the purchase of an event ticket, stating that the individual is aware of the laws regarding taking drugs into a festival and waives certain rights if they knowingly take anything on them into the festival. That way there's no excuse for this type of crucifiction to occur. Would they propose a bar or cinema or any other commercial enterprise be shut down if someone had a drug "related" death on premisis? No. It's a naieve response to demand the festival to close because the police can't be expected to have a 100% success rate. The Australian borders don't even have a 100% rate and they are trained specifically to detect drugs.
This, while absolutely tragic, is still a case of a 34 year old sneaking an illegal substance into a festival. He knew what he was doing and the risks he was taking and this reaction is founded on no evidence that his drug taking was any way related. Maybe the focus should be on education and safety as oposed to encouraing people to find more creative ways to get things past the police without getting caught.
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Heard from one of the event employees that it was a heroin overdose, not acid at all.
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A great pity for his family and friends no doubt.

But the media can EAD. 40 minutes after saying he took some bad acid, he rang his mum back saying he was ok ... but the media will blame the acid.

Governments did LOTS of experiments with LSD at very high doses ... folks might have got batshit bonkers, but there was no fatal dose.
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thats so sad, but yes a 34 years old ringing he's mother first after a bad acid trip?
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There is no such thing as "bad acid".

It's either LSD, or it is not. If it is, then the "bad" part is purely a temporary emotional state. Set and Setting.

Ringing your mother when you are tripping is pretty much heading down the path of poor Set and Setting, imo.
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Governments did LOTS of experiments with LSD at very high doses ... folks might have got batshit bonkers, but there was no fatal dose.

Like I said above, twice in recorded history, and the amount was so ridiculously great that it could probably have kept the population of Australia tripping for a month.

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Very sad. My guess is either 2 things - GHB or alcohol. LSD aka Acid, does not kill you.
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@ dbb618- you are spot on. I have never experienced bad acid, its all about your state of mind most of the time.
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Cue another fear-mongering factually incorrect campaign against psychedelics in 5..4..3..
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you literally can't die from taking acid, you fucking morons. Either he did something stupid, or it wasn't LSD.
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