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Electric Daisy Carnival kicks off in Orlando

A huge music festival with a dangerous past is being held in Orange County this weekend. The Electric Daisy Carnival started Friday at Orlando's Tinker Field.
A huge music festival with a dangerous past is being held in Orange County this weekend. The Electric Daisy Carnival started Friday at Orlando's Tinker Field.
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Updated: 11/09/2013 10:32 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (WFTV) -- A huge music festival with a dangerous past is being held in Orange County this weekend. The Electric Daisy Carnival started Friday at Orlando's Tinker Field.

The traveling concert has seen drug-related deaths in the past.

So far Orlando has not experienced any, but festival-goers said it is easy to score drugs inside the gates.

Most people said they came for the music.

"It's all about the music, it's the atmosphere," festival-goer Samantha McCollum said.

"It's all about the DJs, the music, the festival, the people,"festival-goer Angie Arciniegs said. 

EDC, as it is known, travels from London to New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles bringing dozens of the most popular DJs in electric dance music.

Inside the gates there was more than just bass-filled beats.People wear things that say "I'm Molly" or introduce themselves as Molly, according to festival goers. 

Molly, as in the drug Ecstasy, is relatively easy to find at the Orlando performance.

In 2010 at the Los Angeles festival, a 15-year-old died from a drug overdose.

In 2011, Dallas police said two drug-related deaths were linked to the festival.

Last year in Las Vegas, police said two more drug-related deaths linked to the festival.

Although the women said they're not into the drug culture at the festival, they're not worried about it either.

"They're pretty tough on security so we never feel in danger or anything like that," festival-goer Megan Donawa said. 

Orlando police refused to comment on precautions they were taking concerning drugs at the music festival, particularly Molly.

Police said in a statement, "The media is assuming that there will be issues." 

Festival-goers said undercover cops inside were easy to spot. 

As the sun went down emergency crews seemed to get busier at Tinker Field. More than 10,000 people were expected.
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