Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2013
Written by Whitney B.
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas 2013 brought some 345,000 people to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a three day, dusk to dawn, EDM Festival. With 200+ live performances, EDC Vegas is a frontrunner for being one of the best American EDM Festivals this year. With a different vibe than Electric Forest and Ultra Music Festival, the experience of EDC Las Vegas is truly indescribable. Only my memories can relish in the feeling that ran through my body every time I walked over that speedway bridge and entered the world of EDC. Granted, trippy lights, carnival rides, music so loud it vibrates your insides, and a bunch of twenty-somethings with pupils so big they look like they might pop, is guaranteed to be unforgettable. With awesome gear to share from Republic of Trance, this was a week of a lifetime.
Here are some of my favorite sets at EDC 2013 Las Vegas:
Night Owl Experience
Armin Van Buuren
A few tips for those of you going next year:
- If you’re taking the shuttle, skip the first couple of acts at EDC to avoid the long lines and traffic. My boyfriend and I rented a scooter, which while it was awesome and we avoided all traffic, is a bit of a gamble. The battery dies easily and it’s a long trip to make on a scooter, especially at 5:30 in the morning. I wouldn’t have done it any differently though. If you have a car that’s even better!
- Avoid the highways!!! We took the strip to the speedway and didn’t hit any traffic the whole time. There are a lot of lights but it beats hours of congestion.
- Use Instagram to find out all the details of EDC Week parties. My group and I got added to the guest list for Morgan Page and Nero at Surrender Nightclub. Girls got in and drank for free and guys got a discounted rate before 12 am. Just search #edcweek when it rolls around.
- If you’re smoker, bring SEALED packs of cigarettes. Same goes for chap stick, gum, and all that good stuff.
- Go in with an awesome attitude. Everyone was super positive and I didn’t see one fight or act of anger.
- Don’t forget your Kandi and Camelback!