Expo Cans EDM Following Fan Death

An Albuquerque, N.M., venue is ceasing all-ages concerts and electronic dance music events following the recent death of a 14-year-old girl.

Hannah Bruch attended Foam Wonderland at  with friends but became ill a few hours into the Aug. 10 show.

She was taken by paramedics to a nearby hospital, where she died. A spokesman for the state-owned fairground told the Albuquerque Journal the Expo would suspend “any further shows of the same nature as Foam Wonderland: all-ages, electronic/dance music oriented shows until we have more information.”

The paper reported Bruch’s father said he suspected drugs may have played a part in her death.

Expo spokesman Michael Henningsen said that “until we get further information from the police as to what happened, it’s in everyone’s best interest that we not put on those kinds of shows.”

Police told the Journal a toxicology test could take up to three months to complete and said an investigation is ongoing.

Foam Wonderland’s website includes the following disclaimer: “You are entering & participating in a foam party at your own risk which you voluntarily assume. If you have any doubts or misgivings about your safety, well being, or personal property from your participation, we advise you not to participate in Foam Wonderland.”

An EDM concert scheduled for Sept. 13, Drop::fest, has been canceled.