A few weekends ago I shot the Electric Zoo EDM festival on Randall’s Island NY, featuring one of the biggest line ups of DJs and electronic music acts I’ve seen. This is a particularly easy festival to shoot with less restriction and fuss put onto photographers in the pit. It was however a tragic weekend as two young party goers lost their lives from drug use, forcing the hand of organizers (after pressure from the Mayor’s Office) to cancel the third and final day of the event. Kids on the internet responded with the expected sympathy you’d expect from generation Facebook – an absolutely disgusting roll of comments along the lines of ‘fuck these idiots that died, why is my weekend ruined! I want a complete refund!’. People sicken me sometimes. Two families didn’t get their loved ones back. Everyone else should shut the hell up and thank their stars they get to live another day. On a lighter note I had a great time.