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After deaths following Merriweather concert, dance music festival bans bracelets some say are linked to drug culture

After deaths following Merriweather concert, dance music festival bans bracelets some say are linked to drug culture

Following the deaths of two concert goers in Columbia earlier this month, promoters of a traveling music festival have banned a number of items including bright, decorative, chunky bracelets known as "kandi," which is popular among electronic dance music fans but some say is linked to the drug culture. Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, N.C., and Daniel Anders, 17, of Woodbridge, Va., both died after attending the Mad Decent Block Party music festival on Aug. 1 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Autopsy results are pending but Howard County police suspect widespread use of MDMA or the club drug known as Ecstasy or Molly at the concert. The drug has long been linked to electronic...

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