USC student who fell off roof had par...

USC student who fell off roof had partied at rave

There are 48 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Nov 3, 2010, titled USC student who fell off roof had partied at rave. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

The USC freshman who was critically injured in a six- story fall from his dorm room window had been partying at the two-day "Hard Haunted Mansion" rave on Halloween Weekend, according to reports emerging today.

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your mom

Azusa, CA

#1 Nov 3, 2010
"Officials emphasized they had not determined a direct connection between the rave and the student's fall, The Times reported."

And yet, you are still reporting it as if?

Thanks for wasting my time.
Concerned citizen

Garden Grove, CA

#2 Nov 3, 2010
How many of these incidents have to occur before we wise up and stop this stupid rave crap? I've heard all the arguments defending raves, but they are all unreasonable and immature folks just finding an excuse to use drugs. Remember that drugs are illegal still and for a very good reason. I guess Darwin was right about "Natural Selection" when it comes to issues like these. Law enforcement, start enforcing the laws against drugs. Let's not get too liberal and relaxed about these very important issues. Some people, even adults unfortunately, still need to be told what to do and treated like babies just for their own safety.
oh come on

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Nov 3, 2010
and it's important that he partied at a rave because????? he was injured at the rave? no that can't be it...he overdosed at the rave? no that's not it either....oh wait it's just so you can get more readers to hate raves! ahh now i understand! give me a break! next thing you know people will be blaming raves when they beat their kids 10 years from now. better go hide under the bed or the evil raves will come and get you!
Tim

United States

#4 Nov 3, 2010
Who the hell cares? Why not write about young people who actually are accomplishing something - there are some out there. So sick of reading about these spoiled, selfish belly-button gazers.
Concerned citizen

Garden Grove, CA

#5 Nov 3, 2010
The immature, irresponsible answer is to say yes to activities such as raves because they don't directly kill or harm anyone. Remember, there is a lot of ILLEGAL drug use at raves which is harming and killing folks directly and indirectly. I can't believe people actually support these silly events. What good has a "rave" ever done for society? Name one.....
Cannot Imagine

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Nov 3, 2010
He sounds like a good fit for a fraternity.
Student

Pasadena, CA

#7 Nov 3, 2010
Concerned citizen wrote:
How many of these incidents have to occur before we wise up and stop this stupid rave crap? I've heard all the arguments defending raves, but they are all unreasonable and immature folks just finding an excuse to use drugs. Remember that drugs are illegal still and for a very good reason. I guess Darwin was right about "Natural Selection" when it comes to issues like these. Law enforcement, start enforcing the laws against drugs. Let's not get too liberal and relaxed about these very important issues. Some people, even adults unfortunately, still need to be told what to do and treated like babies just for their own safety.
You are a moron. This is not just about drugs! Raves are a great place for kids to have fun and hook up with members of the opposite (or same) sex!
Concerned citizen

Garden Grove, CA

#8 Nov 3, 2010
Get a real social life that doesn't involve the use of drugs and you might thank me one day. Consider this a start of a new life and stay off the drugs. Stop being ignorant of reality. Let's start doing the right thing and maybe the world will better itself, one individual at a time
Student

Pasadena, CA

#9 Nov 3, 2010
Concerned citizen wrote:
Get a real social life that doesn't involve the use of drugs and you might thank me one day. Consider this a start of a new life and stay off the drugs. Stop being ignorant of reality. Let's start doing the right thing and maybe the world will better itself, one individual at a time
Wake the hell up already! Drugs and booze are the quickest and easiest ways to get girls into bed.
whatever

Norwalk, CA

#10 Nov 3, 2010
Concerned citizen wrote:
How many of these incidents have to occur before we wise up and stop this stupid rave crap? I've heard all the arguments defending raves, but they are all unreasonable and immature folks just finding an excuse to use drugs. Remember that drugs are illegal still and for a very good reason. I guess Darwin was right about "Natural Selection" when it comes to issues like these. Law enforcement, start enforcing the laws against drugs. Let's not get too liberal and relaxed about these very important issues. Some people, even adults unfortunately, still need to be told what to do and treated like babies just for their own safety.
You are advocating for the nullification of the Darwin Effect and in favor of nanny laws.

Nice.
Brian

Bloomington, CA

#11 Nov 3, 2010
Don't blame this festival for one bad decision. My friends and I attended as well and are living proof that you don't need to be on ecstasy to enjoy live electronic music. I'm sorry if this sounds insensitive. I can only imagine how hard this must be for Roddy's parents and friends. I'm just saying that finger pointing at Hard is sidestepping the real issue, which is club drugs in America.
whatever

Norwalk, CA

#12 Nov 3, 2010
Concerned citizen wrote:
The immature, irresponsible answer is to say yes to activities such as raves because they don't directly kill or harm anyone. Remember, there is a lot of ILLEGAL drug use at raves which is harming and killing folks directly and indirectly. I can't believe people actually support these silly events. What good has a "rave" ever done for society? Name one.....
There is a lot of illegal drug use at all sorts of parties, raves just happen to be louder and often larger.

Personally, I wouldn't attend a rave.

But to each their own.

"What good has a "rave" ever done for society?"

I dunno, what good has a Jimmy Buffet concert ever done for society?
Concerned citizen

Garden Grove, CA

#13 Nov 3, 2010
You have a lot to learn young man. Unfortunately I cannot get through to you at this time, but one day you will realize that the endless search for pleasure, or hedonism, is embarrasingly and shamefully a complete disregard for man's true purpose in life. I will keep you in my prayers. You represent the future of America and it is you who will one day "wake up." I have faith in you young man, just based on the mere fact that you took the time to reply to my comment. Thank you for listening. Now let's get on with good life and good behavior.
Ilio

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Nov 3, 2010
See what marijuana will do to you. I hope he pulls through!
Please Keep it Real

United States

#15 Nov 3, 2010
[QUOTE=Concerned Citizen]
The immature, irresponsible answer is to say yes to activities such as raves because they don't directly kill or harm anyone. Remember, there is a lot of ILLEGAL drug use at raves which is harming and killing folks directly and indirectly. I can't believe people actually support these silly events. What good has a "rave" ever done for society? Name one.....[/QUOTE]

Yeah, what good has live music ever done for society throughout human history? Love, connection, unity, spirituality, respite from the drudgery of everyday life...yeah, who needs those? Don't be shortsighted. Raves are concert experiences for today's younger generation, and that's the objective truth. Remember Woodstock? History tends to repeat itself, if you haven't noticed.

The easy way out is to gobble up everything the media feeds you about these raves and call for their banishment. The sane thing to do is not buy into the scare tactics and look at the big picture:
1) Raves are here to stay, and the alternative is to relegate them back to seedy warehouses and ranches hundreds of miles away with no nearby hospitals or police support to ensure safety. HARD also has a relatively pristine track record as far as safety, security and regulation go, so if you need an outlet for your anti-ravemongering, go protest outside Insomniac's main office.
2) The 18-25 generation is as much a part of American society as the baby boomers (who, I may add, had their fair share of fun/substance abuse in the 60's and 70's), and to take away what many consider their most meaningful form of expression and connection because of a few dumb kids who don't know any better would be a shame.
3) The war on drugs is a fool's errand, and to focus energy on that instead of the IMPORTANT issues that actually threaten our society's well-being (lack of jobs, deplorable education system, etc) would be laughable.

The key is to properly educate these kids about what they're doing to their body, and how to know their limits. Is taking ecstasy and going to a rave dangerous? Sure, but it can be done responsibly and intelligently, as shown by the 99% of the people who went to HARD this weekend and woke up Monday morning ready to contribute constructively to our society. Its sad when accidents like this happen, but the emotional response isn't always the rational response, and jumping to alarmist conclusions won't heal broken bones or bring people back to life.

Having said all that, that boy is lucky to be alive. Hopefully he makes a full recovery. I'm a little surprised that there aren't mounted screens on those high-rise dorm rooms, or at least windows that only open partially. Talk about an architectural oversight.
Rude Poster

Bellflower, CA

#16 Nov 3, 2010
oh come on wrote:
and it's important that he partied at a rave because????? he was injured at the rave? no that can't be it...he overdosed at the rave? no that's not it either....oh wait it's just so you can get more readers to hate raves! ahh now i understand! give me a break! next thing you know people will be blaming raves when they beat their kids 10 years from now. better go hide under the bed or the evil raves will come and get you!
Are you carrying on a conversation with yourself? Or are you imagining that the writer is actually answering your questions...so you can respond with more insinuations??? Dude, chill.
Concerned citizen

Garden Grove, CA

#17 Nov 3, 2010
Again, I think "Please Keep it Real" has missed my point. He has also proven my point to some extent. Woodstock, Jimmy Buffet, any other concert you can think of that allows drug use is simply adding to the problem. Just because it happened before, doesn't call for the next generation to have to repeat it. History repeats itself and we are now paying the price for the terrible mass drug abuse that has occured. Look at the big picture. We are a society that is doomed and simply allowing bad things to happen is not going to help us survive as a productive society. We are descending into grave doom. Unfortunately, tolerance of bad behavior is evolving into acceptance. The next step is to pay the consequences. I hope we all get it together
Truth

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Nov 3, 2010
Concerned citizen wrote:
You have a lot to learn young man. Unfortunately I cannot get through to you at this time, but one day you will realize that the endless search for pleasure, or hedonism, is embarrasingly and shamefully a complete disregard for man's true purpose in life. I will keep you in my prayers. You represent the future of America and it is you who will one day "wake up." I have faith in you young man, just based on the mere fact that you took the time to reply to my comment. Thank you for listening. Now let's get on with good life and good behavior.
Preposterous. You have no idea what the purpose of life is. You live your life in fear of that which you do not understand or of that which is different from you. You wish to control others for the personal choices that they make for themselves. You are anti-freedom. You are an oppressive and intolerant fascist like so many others. The good news is mankind is evolving and leaving your 'old school' way of thinking by the wayside. That is evolution. Science. Not bullsh*t ideology based on a book of fiction.
Middle Aged

Pasadena, CA

#19 Nov 3, 2010
Student wrote:
<quoted text> Wake the hell up already! Drugs and booze are the quickest and easiest ways to get girls into bed.
Hey idiot, back in my time, you got girls into bed by getting them flowers and taking them out to dinner! Getting a girl drunk or high is only for horny frustrated losers who can't get girls into bed any other way! Besides, haven't you idiots ever heard of "date rape"?
loll

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Nov 3, 2010
even though theirs no connection between the rave and a idiot falling out a 6 story building..
a frat boy at that^^^
do we blame the bar for drunk driving??
or domestic violence??
can i sue budwieser for doing something stupid while on it??

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