Wild Video: Tens Of Thousands Of Ravers Trampled After EDM Festival Postpones Show

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It was absolute scenes at New York City’s Randall’s Island over the weekend for the annual electronic dance music (EDM) Electric Zoo festival. Tens of thousands of fans bum-rushed the front gates and overran security after the festival announced that they had oversold tickets.

One word to sum it all up: Disaster.


The annual Electric Zoo Festival showcases the best in EDM and dance music. It was held at Randall’s Island once again this year – yes, the same Randall’s Island where tens of thousands of migrants are being put up in tent-like structures covering youth football and soccer fields.

It was supposed to be a three-day event, but things quickly began falling apart when the event itself was postponed on Monday because they didn’t have stages setup.

Their reasoning? Covid-19 supply chain issues didn’t help them get all the stage materials in time.

I’m sorry sir, but this is 2023 and Covid-excuses don’t work anymore. Especially when literally hundreds of music festivals have taken place with no issues whatsoever. To still use “Covid” as an excuse is laughably absurd.

If that wasn’t enough, to show just how incompetent new EZoo festival organizer Avant Gardner is, they decided to wait until THE DAY OF the concert to postpone the show – just four hours before gates were supposed to open as thousands of fans were already lined up outside.


Miraculously, those Covid “supply-chain” issues were suddenly gone by the next day (funny how that works out).

However, the mayhem was only beginning.

On Sunday, after gates were already pushed back a few hours due to the utter incompetence of festival organizers, EZoo sent out messages on social media alerting fans to not come to Randall’s Island anymore because they had oversold the festival and it was already over capacity!

Not sure who thought that was a great idea but that, of course, only led to absolute mayhem as anyone with a cell phone… and by anyone I mean everyone started rushing towards security.

The scene became VERY dangerous as those that were on Molly suddenly felt like they were on cocaine. They began running full force through security as people were trampled and security and the NYPD lost all control.

… and it only got worst.


So far, there’s been no word on how many people were injured. Electric Zoo organizers later sent out a tweet stating that people that were unable to get into the festival would be issued a full refund. Yeah, and you can expect some class-action lawsuits with that as well.

Good to know that it’s not only our politicians and government officials that screw things up from the top down.

Can’t wait for Fyre Fest 2.0 to return next year!

Written by Mike Gunzelman

Mike “Gunz” Gunzelman has been involved in the sports and media industry for over a decade. He’s also a risk taker - the first time he ever had sushi was from a Duane Reade in Penn Station in NYC.

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  1. Another outstanding performance by the yellow-shirt clad Clown Show Club (yes, the infamous CSC) … it’s almost as if the Clown Show Club didn’t learn anything from the crowd control debacle at the Travis Scott Astroworld tragedy in Houston from a couple of years ago.

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