The ELECTRIV DAISY CARNIVAL is celebrating it's 11 year in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Since then, we’ve spent 23 nights and 200-plus hours covering the dusk-till-dawn dance music endurance test.
Here we are, 11 years later, graciously — some might say selflessly — sharing our hard-earned expertise on how to best experience this truly one-of-a-kind experience.
Prepare for a commute as long as Godzilla’s trachea. Last year, we left our house at 5:30 p.m. to trek to EDC’s opening night. After driving, parking, making the 15-minute hike to the venue and then passing through security, it was 10 p.m. by the time we actually gained access to the festival grounds. (Did we mention that we live just 20 miles south of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, not in Barstow, California?)
Don’t Let it spoil your good time. Look, sometimes concessions have to be made in life. It’s just part of being a responsible adult.
Marvel at the massive Kinetic FIELD, the largest concert stage in North America, whose otherworldly production values have to be seen to be believed — and even then, you’ll demand that your pupils submit to a polygraph test, just to make sure they’re conveying the truth.
Go there in open-toed shoes. With 30,000 to 50,000 revelers gathered at the football-field-sized stage at any given moment, your feet are going to get stepped on, and you don’t want to send your little piggies to the slaughterhouse, now do you?
Be sure to see Tiesto keep his streak of 11 consecutive EDC performances going. He’s the only act to play every iteration of the fest in Vegas since it relocated here from L.A. in 2011.
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