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After a summer of deaths, popular Halloween rave won't be held

After a summer of deaths, popular Halloween rave won't be held

For seven years, Hard’s Halloween-themed electronic dance music festival has been one of the more popular and anticipated raves in Southern California.

But organizers abruptly announced that the event would not be staged this year. The move comes seven weeks after three young adults died after attending the Hard Summer music festival in San Bernardino County and growing scrutiny of the safety of such events.

A spokeswoman for Hard, which is owned by concert giant Live Nation, said itdecided not to go forward with Hard Day of the Dead because of logistical issues. When asked whether the move was influenced by the three deaths, Alexandra Greenberg declined...

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