Southern Nevada officials are condemning a Fourth of July desert rave as dangerous behavior that can wipe away progress in the fight against COVID-19.
“This is one event that was unlicensed that people attended and that was not in the best interest of so many,” said Clark County Commission Chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick during a pandemic update in Las Vegas Tuesday. “For all of the good work that we were doing, one event such as this can take it all away.”
The Final Fuse – which took place in the Las Vegas desert on July 4 – was ticketed and was put on by local promoters Malum Geminos despite coronavirus-related restrictions being in place.
Here’s some cell phone video I took when my photographer and I investigated a tip about a secret desert rave happening on the Fourth of July. We arrived to see hundreds dancing as we kept a safe distance. More tonight 10,11 pic.twitter.com/DUchBxHmjm
— Lauren Clark (@LaurenNews3LV) July 6, 2020