That totally sounds like an Onion headline, but no, this is for real: Because of the death of a 15-year-old girl at the Electric Daisy Carnival, a California assemblywoman was trying hard to ban any future rave performances from happening in California. She actually ended up succeeding in passing a bill related to musical performances: It’s called the Concert and Music Festival Safety Act, and it was changed to that, because the assemblywoman, Fiona Ma, realized, too late, that it was not constitutionally cool to just go ahead and ban a type of music all together.
“We found out later on that, constitutionally, you can not ban a type of music,” she told Reason.TV.
This is hilarious, because a person elected to public office in California thought it was possible to just ban a type of music from ever being performed in public. Like this is some Footloose type of world, or something. Read more over here. [via Daily Swarm]