31-year-old woman dies after being found unconscious at BoomTown Fair near Winchester

The BoomTown Fair site at Matterley Estate near Winchester

The BoomTown Fair site at Matterley Estate near Winchester

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A WOMAN has died at a Hampshire music festival.

The 31-year-old was found unconscious in a toilet block at BoomTown Fair, at Matterley Estate, near Winchester, just after lunchtime today.

The area around the toilet block has been cordoned off while police try to establish how she died.

Her death is not believed to be suspicious.

A police spokesman said: "At 1:50pm today medical and security staff were called to a campsite toilet block at the BoomTown Fair site and found a woman unconscious inside.

"The woman, who is believed to be 31 years old, was taken to hospital in Winchester where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, despite best medical efforts to revive her.

"It is not believed to be suspicious and it is too early to speculate on cause of death and a post-mortem examination will be conducted in due course to help determine this.

"Police are providing support to her family including her husband who was at the festival with her."

A spokesman for BoomTown Fair added: “BoomTown Fair would like to express out sincerest condolences to the family of the young woman who was found unconscious on site but despite the efforts of all our staff involved she was later pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Winchester Hospital.

"Our thoughts are with all her loved ones at this tragic time, and the festival is doing all it can to assist those involved.”

It is the second year in a row that a woman has died at the festival.

Last year Ellie Rowe, 18, from Glastonbury in Somerset, died after taking the drug ketamine.

Daily Echo:

Ellie Rowe

 

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10:59pm Sat 9 Aug 14

saintsfan76 says...

Sad news after all the warnings last week. Wrong to speculate i guess but i am sure i am thinking along the lines of a lot of others reading this. Thoughts with her nusband and family.
Sad news after all the warnings last week. Wrong to speculate i guess but i am sure i am thinking along the lines of a lot of others reading this. Thoughts with her nusband and family. saintsfan76
  • Score: 24

11:04pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Huey says...

Probably drugs. Again.
Probably drugs. Again. Huey
  • Score: 2

11:46pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Micle1974 says...

In 2011, a 45-year-old woman died at the festival after an Ecstasy overdose, and the one last yr.
In 2011, a 45-year-old woman died at the festival after an Ecstasy overdose, and the one last yr. Micle1974
  • Score: 2

8:12am Sun 10 Aug 14

country bird says...

I agree with others on what could have caused her death.
I think the size of the festival and amount of people etc is too big and should be scaled down considerably and also everyone should be checked and searched for drugs and not be allowed to take in with them etc.
its irresponsible and unneccesary.
I agree with others on what could have caused her death. I think the size of the festival and amount of people etc is too big and should be scaled down considerably and also everyone should be checked and searched for drugs and not be allowed to take in with them etc. its irresponsible and unneccesary. country bird
  • Score: -38

9:05am Sun 10 Aug 14

massimoosti says...

Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke.

Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.
Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke. Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it. massimoosti
  • Score: 3

9:44am Sun 10 Aug 14

tb476a says...

massimoosti wrote:
Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke.

Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.
Reported where?

The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event.

Spreading poor information helps nobody.
[quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke. Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.[/p][/quote]Reported where? The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event. Spreading poor information helps nobody. tb476a
  • Score: 20

9:53am Sun 10 Aug 14

massimoosti says...

Yesterdays Echo and reported by the same Reporter as wrote this article:

http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/news/11399572
.22_drug_searches_by
_police_at_BoomTown_
festival/?ref=mr
Yesterdays Echo and reported by the same Reporter as wrote this article: http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/11399572 .22_drug_searches_by _police_at_BoomTown_ festival/?ref=mr massimoosti
  • Score: 1

10:02am Sun 10 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

tb476a wrote:
massimoosti wrote:
Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke.

Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.
Reported where?

The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event.

Spreading poor information helps nobody.
Reported in the echo if you are interested. I would suggest however more poor reporting. They have dogs on the gates but anyone can smuggle stuff in if they try hard enough. Nature of festivals. People know the risks. Not the polices job to nanny everyone.
[quote][p][bold]tb476a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke. Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.[/p][/quote]Reported where? The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event. Spreading poor information helps nobody.[/p][/quote]Reported in the echo if you are interested. I would suggest however more poor reporting. They have dogs on the gates but anyone can smuggle stuff in if they try hard enough. Nature of festivals. People know the risks. Not the polices job to nanny everyone. elvisimo
  • Score: 39

10:15am Sun 10 Aug 14

massimoosti says...

elvisimo wrote:
tb476a wrote:
massimoosti wrote:
Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke.

Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.
Reported where?

The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event.

Spreading poor information helps nobody.
Reported in the echo if you are interested. I would suggest however more poor reporting. They have dogs on the gates but anyone can smuggle stuff in if they try hard enough. Nature of festivals. People know the risks. Not the polices job to nanny everyone.
Low end drugs...............
........ Don't remember people dropping at Sunrise and Biology etc.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tb476a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke. Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.[/p][/quote]Reported where? The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event. Spreading poor information helps nobody.[/p][/quote]Reported in the echo if you are interested. I would suggest however more poor reporting. They have dogs on the gates but anyone can smuggle stuff in if they try hard enough. Nature of festivals. People know the risks. Not the polices job to nanny everyone.[/p][/quote]Low end drugs............... ........ Don't remember people dropping at Sunrise and Biology etc. massimoosti
  • Score: 6

10:25am Sun 10 Aug 14

KSO16R says...

elvisimo wrote:
tb476a wrote:
massimoosti wrote:
Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke.

Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.
Reported where?

The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event.

Spreading poor information helps nobody.
Reported in the echo if you are interested. I would suggest however more poor reporting. They have dogs on the gates but anyone can smuggle stuff in if they try hard enough. Nature of festivals. People know the risks. Not the polices job to nanny everyone.
Its called law enforcement.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tb476a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke. Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.[/p][/quote]Reported where? The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event. Spreading poor information helps nobody.[/p][/quote]Reported in the echo if you are interested. I would suggest however more poor reporting. They have dogs on the gates but anyone can smuggle stuff in if they try hard enough. Nature of festivals. People know the risks. Not the polices job to nanny everyone.[/p][/quote]Its called law enforcement. KSO16R
  • Score: 5

10:29am Sun 10 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

massimoosti wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
tb476a wrote:
massimoosti wrote:
Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke.

Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.
Reported where?

The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event.

Spreading poor information helps nobody.
Reported in the echo if you are interested. I would suggest however more poor reporting. They have dogs on the gates but anyone can smuggle stuff in if they try hard enough. Nature of festivals. People know the risks. Not the polices job to nanny everyone.
Low end drugs...............

........ Don't remember people dropping at Sunrise and Biology etc.
Two dead at glastonbury this year. Will always happen, not just the drugs it's the peoples underlying medical conditions and tolerance that seems to do it. Each to their own. Police will never will the supposed war on drugs so manage the situation.
[quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tb476a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke. Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.[/p][/quote]Reported where? The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event. Spreading poor information helps nobody.[/p][/quote]Reported in the echo if you are interested. I would suggest however more poor reporting. They have dogs on the gates but anyone can smuggle stuff in if they try hard enough. Nature of festivals. People know the risks. Not the polices job to nanny everyone.[/p][/quote]Low end drugs............... ........ Don't remember people dropping at Sunrise and Biology etc.[/p][/quote]Two dead at glastonbury this year. Will always happen, not just the drugs it's the peoples underlying medical conditions and tolerance that seems to do it. Each to their own. Police will never will the supposed war on drugs so manage the situation. elvisimo
  • Score: 14

10:33am Sun 10 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

KSO16R wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
tb476a wrote:
massimoosti wrote:
Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke.

Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.
Reported where?

The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event.

Spreading poor information helps nobody.
Reported in the echo if you are interested. I would suggest however more poor reporting. They have dogs on the gates but anyone can smuggle stuff in if they try hard enough. Nature of festivals. People know the risks. Not the polices job to nanny everyone.
Its called law enforcement.
No it's called realism. You have 160000 people going to say glastonbury. You expect the police to conduct full body and possession searches?
[quote][p][bold]KSO16R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tb476a[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: Yesterday it was reported that police made a token "22 searches" which to be fair is a joke. Easier to police a large event if people are loved up than p I ss ed up though isn't it.[/p][/quote]Reported where? The Police have been searching the site before the event, and have been on site searching during setup. They have had large teams of officers on site all week searching people coming in. Since the event opened Thursday there have been hundreds of officers on site searching. I really hope they publish the search and seizure figures after the event. Spreading poor information helps nobody.[/p][/quote]Reported in the echo if you are interested. I would suggest however more poor reporting. They have dogs on the gates but anyone can smuggle stuff in if they try hard enough. Nature of festivals. People know the risks. Not the polices job to nanny everyone.[/p][/quote]Its called law enforcement.[/p][/quote]No it's called realism. You have 160000 people going to say glastonbury. You expect the police to conduct full body and possession searches? elvisimo
  • Score: 16

10:41am Sun 10 Aug 14

Huey says...

What a way to die, in a stinking festival toilet.
Maybe it wasn't drugs. Maybe she was overcome by fumes.
What a way to die, in a stinking festival toilet. Maybe it wasn't drugs. Maybe she was overcome by fumes. Huey
  • Score: 5

11:00am Sun 10 Aug 14

excusemoi says...

Huey wrote:
What a way to die, in a stinking festival toilet.
Maybe it wasn't drugs. Maybe she was overcome by fumes.
You must be talking from experience then?
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: What a way to die, in a stinking festival toilet. Maybe it wasn't drugs. Maybe she was overcome by fumes.[/p][/quote]You must be talking from experience then? excusemoi
  • Score: -1

11:08am Sun 10 Aug 14

Huey says...

excusemoi wrote:
Huey wrote:
What a way to die, in a stinking festival toilet.
Maybe it wasn't drugs. Maybe she was overcome by fumes.
You must be talking from experience then?
Indeed. I have been to festivals and witnessed the horrors of the toilet block. Whatever you do don't look down or inhale.
[quote][p][bold]excusemoi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: What a way to die, in a stinking festival toilet. Maybe it wasn't drugs. Maybe she was overcome by fumes.[/p][/quote]You must be talking from experience then?[/p][/quote]Indeed. I have been to festivals and witnessed the horrors of the toilet block. Whatever you do don't look down or inhale. Huey
  • Score: 20

11:16am Sun 10 Aug 14

Stubs says...

I can't understand why people take drugs. If they want something to get hi on then why don't they just have a nice bacon botty or something.
I can't understand why people take drugs. If they want something to get hi on then why don't they just have a nice bacon botty or something. Stubs
  • Score: -1

11:22am Sun 10 Aug 14

Block41row0sfc says...

Huey wrote:
excusemoi wrote:
Huey wrote:
What a way to die, in a stinking festival toilet.
Maybe it wasn't drugs. Maybe she was overcome by fumes.
You must be talking from experience then?
Indeed. I have been to festivals and witnessed the horrors of the toilet block. Whatever you do don't look down or inhale.
Power in the park isn't a festival.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]excusemoi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: What a way to die, in a stinking festival toilet. Maybe it wasn't drugs. Maybe she was overcome by fumes.[/p][/quote]You must be talking from experience then?[/p][/quote]Indeed. I have been to festivals and witnessed the horrors of the toilet block. Whatever you do don't look down or inhale.[/p][/quote]Power in the park isn't a festival. Block41row0sfc
  • Score: -12

1:14pm Sun 10 Aug 14

kaido says...

Micle1974 wrote:
In 2011, a 45-year-old woman died at the festival after an Ecstasy overdose, and the one last yr.
Don't mean to sound like a pedant but it's hard to overdose on ecstasy (MDMA), people die because they don't drink enough (or even in some cases drink too much) water. They die of heatstroke.

The active ingredient of ecstasy is supposed to be MDMA but there's probably very little of this in most ecstasy tablets, it's far cheaper for dealers to sell a mixture of legal highs and pass them off as ecstasy as they're easier to get hold of.

It's a lack of quality control and poor advise that kills people when they take these drugs.
[quote][p][bold]Micle1974[/bold] wrote: In 2011, a 45-year-old woman died at the festival after an Ecstasy overdose, and the one last yr.[/p][/quote]Don't mean to sound like a pedant but it's hard to overdose on ecstasy (MDMA), people die because they don't drink enough (or even in some cases drink too much) water. They die of heatstroke. The active ingredient of ecstasy is supposed to be MDMA but there's probably very little of this in most ecstasy tablets, it's far cheaper for dealers to sell a mixture of legal highs and pass them off as ecstasy as they're easier to get hold of. It's a lack of quality control and poor advise that kills people when they take these drugs. kaido
  • Score: 28

1:29pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

"It's a lack of quality control and poor advise that kills people when they take these drugs"
I thought it was lack of interest in one's personal welfare.
However this poor lady may have died due to an undetectable heart defect , for example, not by ingesting filth which may well have been up-well you know where-like the other numpties.
"It's a lack of quality control and poor advise that kills people when they take these drugs" I thought it was lack of interest in one's personal welfare. However this poor lady may have died due to an undetectable heart defect , for example, not by ingesting filth which may well have been up-well you know where-like the other numpties. Dai Rear
  • Score: 1

3:34pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Jackie@jackieporter.co.uk says...

This is terrible news and like everyone else on the comments list, I am desperately sorry for the young lady and those who loved her.

A group of us have been involved with preparations for this event- as local residents and as councillors. I particularly spoke to lots of young people on Friday who said the security and substance abuse awareness had been significantly increased this year- and they appreciated that. We have been constantly aware of the challenge of making sure that everyone on site and off is kept safe. In my opinion, everyone has done the best they could but it is still a tragedy.
This is terrible news and like everyone else on the comments list, I am desperately sorry for the young lady and those who loved her. A group of us have been involved with preparations for this event- as local residents and as councillors. I particularly spoke to lots of young people on Friday who said the security and substance abuse awareness had been significantly increased this year- and they appreciated that. We have been constantly aware of the challenge of making sure that everyone on site and off is kept safe. In my opinion, everyone has done the best they could but it is still a tragedy. Jackie@jackieporter.co.uk
  • Score: 12

4:07pm Sun 10 Aug 14

kaido says...

Jackie@jackieporter.
co.uk
wrote:
This is terrible news and like everyone else on the comments list, I am desperately sorry for the young lady and those who loved her.

A group of us have been involved with preparations for this event- as local residents and as councillors. I particularly spoke to lots of young people on Friday who said the security and substance abuse awareness had been significantly increased this year- and they appreciated that. We have been constantly aware of the challenge of making sure that everyone on site and off is kept safe. In my opinion, everyone has done the best they could but it is still a tragedy.
Hi Jackie,

It's very tragic I agree and it sounds like the organisers did a lot to stop this from happening. One thing that would really help is if people could get hold of drug testing kits as then at least they'd know what they were putting into their bodies. Whilst I understand the want not to encourage people to take these substances, it's really important people get the right information if they choose to.

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Pill_testin
g
[quote][p][bold]Jackie@jackieporter. co.uk[/bold] wrote: This is terrible news and like everyone else on the comments list, I am desperately sorry for the young lady and those who loved her. A group of us have been involved with preparations for this event- as local residents and as councillors. I particularly spoke to lots of young people on Friday who said the security and substance abuse awareness had been significantly increased this year- and they appreciated that. We have been constantly aware of the challenge of making sure that everyone on site and off is kept safe. In my opinion, everyone has done the best they could but it is still a tragedy.[/p][/quote]Hi Jackie, It's very tragic I agree and it sounds like the organisers did a lot to stop this from happening. One thing that would really help is if people could get hold of drug testing kits as then at least they'd know what they were putting into their bodies. Whilst I understand the want not to encourage people to take these substances, it's really important people get the right information if they choose to. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Pill_testin g kaido
  • Score: 21

6:42pm Sun 10 Aug 14

nondescript says...

I find the comments and speculation on this article nothing short of distasteful. Having been in a situation a few years back when a family member died in an RTA of no fault of their own and having to read the dross on here, I can only sympathise with the family and friends.

If any of you are reading this, you can ask the Echo to pull comments from this article and they should do it. Why they allow comments in the first place for articles like this is beyond me. Maybe they should have an IQ test here before you can post.
I find the comments and speculation on this article nothing short of distasteful. Having been in a situation a few years back when a family member died in an RTA of no fault of their own and having to read the dross on here, I can only sympathise with the family and friends. If any of you are reading this, you can ask the Echo to pull comments from this article and they should do it. Why they allow comments in the first place for articles like this is beyond me. Maybe they should have an IQ test here before you can post. nondescript
  • Score: 15

8:01pm Sun 10 Aug 14

eurogordi says...

Three deaths in three years. One death is one too many in my opinion and my thoughts go out to all those families involved. However, I seem to recall that huge question marks have surrounded Boomtown and it's organisers for several years, so surely this event should either be downsized or simply closed for a year or two until more secure methods of checking everyone can be put in place.
Three deaths in three years. One death is one too many in my opinion and my thoughts go out to all those families involved. However, I seem to recall that huge question marks have surrounded Boomtown and it's organisers for several years, so surely this event should either be downsized or simply closed for a year or two until more secure methods of checking everyone can be put in place. eurogordi
  • Score: -3

8:17pm Sun 10 Aug 14

alresford saint says...

check the security guards at these festivals
check the security guards at these festivals alresford saint
  • Score: 11

8:18pm Sun 10 Aug 14

alresford saint says...

A lot of the people I know that have connections with Boomtown and the previous festivals, homelands ,creamfields etc all say the same thing. Security guards are the sources of a lot of these substances.
A lot of the people I know that have connections with Boomtown and the previous festivals, homelands ,creamfields etc all say the same thing. Security guards are the sources of a lot of these substances. alresford saint
  • Score: 13

12:11am Mon 11 Aug 14

Huey says...

alresford saint wrote:
A lot of the people I know that have connections with Boomtown and the previous festivals, homelands ,creamfields etc all say the same thing. Security guards are the sources of a lot of these substances.
The echo need an undercover reporter......
[quote][p][bold]alresford saint[/bold] wrote: A lot of the people I know that have connections with Boomtown and the previous festivals, homelands ,creamfields etc all say the same thing. Security guards are the sources of a lot of these substances.[/p][/quote]The echo need an undercover reporter...... Huey
  • Score: 2

1:11pm Mon 11 Aug 14

maxiflex says...

I agree that is awful that another woman has died at a festival again and my thoughts are with the familys but saying that a festival that brings so much joy to so may people needs to be scaled down is ridiculous winchester is probably one of the most boring towns in the world and boomtown is the only this we have. To all the people that are jumping the gun and saying its drugs again people choose to take the drugs people are dying all over the world everyday and all you care about is shutting down a festival?
I agree that is awful that another woman has died at a festival again and my thoughts are with the familys but saying that a festival that brings so much joy to so may people needs to be scaled down is ridiculous winchester is probably one of the most boring towns in the world and boomtown is the only this we have. To all the people that are jumping the gun and saying its drugs again people choose to take the drugs people are dying all over the world everyday and all you care about is shutting down a festival? maxiflex
  • Score: 5

4:10pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

" One thing that would really help is if people could get hold of drug testing kits as then at least they'd know (with about 55% accuracy) what they were putting into their bodies."
" Whilst I understand the want not to encourage people to take these substances, it's really important people get the right information if they choose to. "
They won't. Don't do it is the only answer.
To quote someone a lot wiser than I: "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so"
" One thing that would really help is if people could get hold of drug testing kits as then at least they'd know (with about 55% accuracy) what they were putting into their bodies." " Whilst I understand the want not to encourage people to take these substances, it's really important people get the right information if they choose to. " They won't. Don't do it is the only answer. To quote someone a lot wiser than I: "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so" Dai Rear
  • Score: 1

5:22pm Mon 11 Aug 14

The Music Man says...

Not drugs.
Not drugs. The Music Man
  • Score: 2

6:42pm Mon 11 Aug 14

daisy.talks says...

I went to Boomtown this year, I have never been before. The website has a STRICT no drugs policy. I (maybe stupidly) assumed they would be tight on searching people and having the sniffer dogs out. We walked straight in, through two dogs that have obviously been there for longer than they should be, they didn't seem bothered with anyone. We were offered drugs in the que, people had bulk grammes of mdma, ketamine everything on them. At least every hour, or everyone who sat next to me offered me drugs, or started telling me what they had taken. There were empty baggies on the floor, nos canisters trodden into the mud. People were taking anything they could get their hands on.
Personally I'm a bit embarrassed and ashamed to say I was even at the Festival, I had no idea there would be so many drugs, and small children around as well. I'm no prude, but who in their right mind takes any unknown substance from a stranger. I didn't take a thing, or drink and I had a great time, I remember everything and arrived home in one piece. I doubt I will go next year and I urge parents who are allowing their children to go to ignore Boomtowns website about no drugs, It's a lie.
This death is really sad, I hope the people who own the Matterly Estate have some morals and cancel next years festival out of respect, but I doubt they will because of all the money they are getting.
I went to Boomtown this year, I have never been before. The website has a STRICT no drugs policy. I (maybe stupidly) assumed they would be tight on searching people and having the sniffer dogs out. We walked straight in, through two dogs that have obviously been there for longer than they should be, they didn't seem bothered with anyone. We were offered drugs in the que, people had bulk grammes of mdma, ketamine everything on them. At least every hour, or everyone who sat next to me offered me drugs, or started telling me what they had taken. There were empty baggies on the floor, nos canisters trodden into the mud. People were taking anything they could get their hands on. Personally I'm a bit embarrassed and ashamed to say I was even at the Festival, I had no idea there would be so many drugs, and small children around as well. I'm no prude, but who in their right mind takes any unknown substance from a stranger. I didn't take a thing, or drink and I had a great time, I remember everything and arrived home in one piece. I doubt I will go next year and I urge parents who are allowing their children to go to ignore Boomtowns website about no drugs, It's a lie. This death is really sad, I hope the people who own the Matterly Estate have some morals and cancel next years festival out of respect, but I doubt they will because of all the money they are getting. daisy.talks
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7:13pm Mon 11 Aug 14

daisy.talks says...

If anyone is interested here is the link to their drugs policy page http://www.boomtownf
air.co.uk/tourist-in
fo/drugs-1/drugs-pol
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If anyone is interested here is the link to their drugs policy page http://www.boomtownf air.co.uk/tourist-in fo/drugs-1/drugs-pol icy daisy.talks
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10:20pm Mon 11 Aug 14

choc17 says...

"If you didnt see it with your own eyes, dont invent it with your mouth" the only people that know the truth are the people immediately involved in this horrific situation. It is not for outsiders to dictate the "facts". The organisers and external agencies do everything in thier power to make the festival fun and enjoyable.
My thoughts go out to this individuals loved ones.
As for drugs they are everywhere and thousands of people take them and die everyday but we forget this and people seem to have issues with it when its reported at events.
Drug dealers and takers will take extreme action to get drugs into anywhere so unless it becomes common practice to cavity search everyone "just in case" they have drugs hidden it will continue.
"If you didnt see it with your own eyes, dont invent it with your mouth" the only people that know the truth are the people immediately involved in this horrific situation. It is not for outsiders to dictate the "facts". The organisers and external agencies do everything in thier power to make the festival fun and enjoyable. My thoughts go out to this individuals loved ones. As for drugs they are everywhere and thousands of people take them and die everyday but we forget this and people seem to have issues with it when its reported at events. Drug dealers and takers will take extreme action to get drugs into anywhere so unless it becomes common practice to cavity search everyone "just in case" they have drugs hidden it will continue. choc17
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12:16am Tue 12 Aug 14

no name99 says...

you people have no idea what happened to this woman there is no drugs involved and this girl was a beautiful funny excellent mother and i should know as i have known her al my life as family and friends we are trully heart broken as what has happened so please keep your comments about drugs to yourself as there was none involve at all rest in peace sweetheart will treasure the memories we had together love you forever xxxxxx
you people have no idea what happened to this woman there is no drugs involved and this girl was a beautiful funny excellent mother and i should know as i have known her al my life as family and friends we are trully heart broken as what has happened so please keep your comments about drugs to yourself as there was none involve at all rest in peace sweetheart will treasure the memories we had together love you forever xxxxxx no name99
  • Score: 9

12:46am Tue 12 Aug 14

choc17 says...

no name99 wrote:
you people have no idea what happened to this woman there is no drugs involved and this girl was a beautiful funny excellent mother and i should know as i have known her al my life as family and friends we are trully heart broken as what has happened so please keep your comments about drugs to yourself as there was none involve at all rest in peace sweetheart will treasure the memories we had together love you forever xxxxxx
Our love and thoughts are with you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[quote][p][bold]no name99[/bold] wrote: you people have no idea what happened to this woman there is no drugs involved and this girl was a beautiful funny excellent mother and i should know as i have known her al my life as family and friends we are trully heart broken as what has happened so please keep your comments about drugs to yourself as there was none involve at all rest in peace sweetheart will treasure the memories we had together love you forever xxxxxx[/p][/quote]Our love and thoughts are with you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxx choc17
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