EDC Adventure

This was my first time ever attending Electronic Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.  This year also happened to be the 20th anniversary so I know I was spoiled with an over the top EDC celebration!  From getting to chat with old friends, like Tommy Trash, Tiesto and Armin van Buuren, and hanging with new ones, like Alison Wonderland, Above & Beyond and Ookay, this experience will always have a special place in my heart.

Old & New Friends

George Maple showed us her moves with this LED light stick,

before heading to the stage with What So Not.

George Maple

I spent Saturday evening exploring the festival with Dimmak’s Mike Jones and Sunday with media gangsta, Patrick Shannon.  I couldn’t have asked for a better “ride or die” partner.  We explored the whole raceway and danced to a personal fav, Armand van Helden.  Watching the fireworks was UNREAL.  Seriously, the coolest display in the sky.  We hopped from Atrack to Dash Berlin; even found ourselves partying with industry fav’s, Joann and Ben, at a surprise Jauz set in the Smirnoff House.

Smirnoff House

Walking through the fest we got to see many colorful characters

who set the trend for EDC fashions.

EDC Fashions

The EDC professional dancers were gorgeous and showed off their skills on stage.

EDC dancers

I didn’t get a chance to go on any rides but I did get to see that accidental Bass Pod fire  No one was hurt, thankfully.  Funny that we all thought it was some Burning Man art installation!

The stages were beautiful and the music was perfect.  One of my favorite memories was watching Armin van Buuren.  He always puts on an amazing set, though this particular evening was more personal than most for the crowd.  Armin asked everyone to raise their hands and close their eyes.  He really knows how to create those one-on-one moments.

Getting to hang in the artist lounge was the shit.

Drinkies were served and healthy food was on the menu.

artist lounge

I am truly blessed to have been involved with the 20th anniversary celebration.  My whole time spent at the raceway (even transporting to and from) really made an impact on my life.  Positive encounters and enlightening musical occurrences are what make the journey worth while.   Electric Daisy Carnival was that and more to me.  Thank you Insomniac!

~A. Re