When five attendees were found dead and more were admitted to a local hospital at Time Warp Buenos Aires deadly tragedy occurred. Adrian Conci one who one of the main promoters was on the run and missing for 9 days. Adrián Conci has turned himself in with tears in his eyes and holding a rosary. After Adrian turned himself in the mayor Horacio Rodriguez Larreta mayor of Buenos Aires responded to the untimely passing of five festival goers and the hospitalization of four others following will no longer grant permits for large scale electronic music events in Buenos Aires. The rule will remain effective until a more permanent law aiming to prevent drug abuse at live music events is put into place. Though Time Warp has experienced unprecedented success in its home country, Germany, the Buenos Aires edition of the prized techno festival saw a shocking number of deaths and drug-related illnesses. The deaths of several young attendees in their 20s have shaken the electronic music community abroad, now standing as a threat to the future of dance music in Argentina. It remains to be seen whether a South American version of the RAVE Act will be implemented, or if the nation will take a more progressive approach in addressing drug consumption.
A ruling by municipal judge Roberto Andrés Gallardo also ordered all the night clubs in Bueno Aires to be closed this month because of the time warp deaths. The ruling is aimed towards clubs with electronic music because it associates with drug use. The clubs will not open until the city put a plan together to control the drug sales at these clubs.
Local club owners are very upset and say they will not follow the ruling and pointed out that the deaths occurred at a festival and not a nightclub.
“How do you obey a totally unconstitutional order like this one?” Jorge Becco, head of the Buenos Aires chamber of discotheque owners, told local television. “It’s like shutting the vegetable store because you found food poisoning at the butcher shop.”