“Everyone in the world needs to experience this,” a group of us all seemed to say at the same time as we sat on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway grand stands and peered out at the explosion of light in front of us. The 21st annual Electric Daisy Carnival this weekend in Vegas was a much-needed escape from reality. Three days of florescence and bass-filled bliss were enough to change anybody’s outlook on life.
As a first-time EDC goer, myself, I was enlightened particularly by the production level of the entire event! You really see where the money from all the tickets goes and it is extremely satisfying to know they put on such a high-quality event. From the lighting and décor set ups to the circus performers and carnival rides, everything was the best. There were rarely lines to hop on any of the rides and most blasted fun EDM during the exhilarating time.
Plenty of water stations throughout made it very easy to stay prepared and healthy during hours under the hot sun. Another outstanding accommodation was the several installations and seating areas, some in the grass and others with several bean bags spread across an area for those in a more chill festival mood.
Each stage was incredibly unique and gave off epic shows during the DJ sets- water fountains, fireworks, visuals that looked like they were alive like the rotating, blinking owl at Kinetic Field. The Circuit Grounds stage felt like a dressing room mirror, with four or more large screens surrounding the area, all showing the video of the DJ set.
The most unifying experience was the moment in the wee hours of each next morning, when the last set of the night would come to a close and large crowds would walk towards the rising sun en route to the Uber or shuttle areas- all eager for the following night together under the electric sky.