Credit: Josh "Curious Josh" Reiss
Electric Daisy Carnival is crazy, guys! We're all out here scorching in the heat of the desert by day and trekking out to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (16 miles north of the Strip) at night to experience the full-on sensory overload that is EDC. The event has come a long way since its days as an underground dance party in the dank warehouses of downtown L.A. Now in its 17th year, the festival is huge, loud, crowded and completely mind-blowing.
Here are four reasons why:
Credit: Josh "Curious Josh" Reiss Credit: Josh "Curious Josh" Reiss Credit: Josh "Curious Josh" Reiss
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3. The Music is relentless It's loud, it's being played for almost 24 hours straight on high impact soundsystems at seven stages, and it's the reason why many of us are here. The highlight so far? Bro Safari's tribal dub stomp down on the Bass Pod stage.
5. Fireworks. All the time. It would be generous to provide even one fireworks display each night, but this is EDC, so instead there's a large-scale fireworks show, like, every 15 minutes. They're loud, colorful and totally dazzling affairs complemented by even more fireworks going off from the stages during DJ sets. Some of the stages also blast out big bursts of fire. And for an added in-the-sky bonus, this weekend's "super moon" is the closest and largest full moon of the year. From space, it probably looks like a spirited attempt to attract extraterrestrial attention.
Judging by the looks of the crowd, in fact, it already has.