By Scott T. Sterling

Classic rocker Tom Petty caused quite a stir when he aggressively disparaged dance music culture during a recent interview, making a point to single out the annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.

Related: Tom Petty Slams EDM Culture and Electric Daisy Carnival: ‘Watch People Play Records? That’s Stupid’

“Watch people play records? That’s stupid. You couldn’t pay me to go,” Petty ranted. “I’m not oversimplifying it. That’s what’s going on. I don’t think it would be any fun without the drugs. It’s a drug party.”

Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Productions, the team behind Electric Daisy Carnival, has responded to Petty’s critiques with a measured and thoughtful post on the Insomniac website. Rotella even went so far as to invite Petty to a future show.




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