Fred Thompson

Hard Day of the Dead dances on, never mind the policy changes

The annual Hard Day of the Dead music festival returned over the weekend with some changes, including a 21-and-older admission policy and 40% smaller crowds, but that didn't hinder those who turned out for the pulsating beats Saturday at the Pomona Fairplex's five indoor stages.

Electronic music fans danced to high-amplitude sets by dozens of acts, including bass-thumping club kings Deadmau5 and Nero, the deep-grooving Bonobo and Luciano, and upstart rappers Future and Vic Mensa. After two women died at the summer edition of the Hard festival in August, Live Nation, which runs the fests, canceled the Night at the Fairplex concert in September and instituted the age limit for the Day...