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Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 Las Vegas Starts Smoothly


The 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas started off smoothly on Friday night to the delight of hundreds and thousands of fans. From the Redbull skydivers, to the art installations, to amazing artists, such as Kaskade and Benny Benassi, EDC 2012 started off on the right foot, thanks to Insomniac, their collaborators and the music lovers in attendance.

The neon-lit Las Vegas Motor Speedway was an entirely different world altogether; a place for music lovers to absorb the soul of their favorite artists, and immerse themselves in complete satisfaction. There was an estimated 115,000 music lovers in attendance on the first night of EDC, and not a sole/soul could stay still with the music blasting in their ears.

One of the most well-known DJs of EDC, Steve Aoki, was in the EDC spirit, pouring sparkling wine on himself. He appeared with rapper Iggy Azalea and also had a collaboration with several of the twirlers and dancers, throughout the first night of EDC.

The only negative aspect of EDC was the ride to-and-from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The ride to the major event took over an hour or so, and the ride back was equally as long. Anyway you look at it, whether you’re on a shuttle ride there or you’re driving to the event yourself, there’s no avoiding traffic. However, if you ask any of the EDC attendees, a majority will say that it was well worth the wait.

“The event was way more organized than last year. It could use some improvements, but they did their best to get everything running as smoothly as possible,” Gerard, an attendee coming from San Diego, said.

Once the attendees arrived, the security lines were not a nuisance at all, as attendees were checked thoroughly, but swiftly enough for the process not to be a nuisance. There were no reports of critical health issues with any of the guests, and the weather at night was in the comfortable 70s.

The Electric Daisy Carnival continues the party tonight in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Saturday night will be even better than Friday, as EDC is expected to successfully roll along. Artists such as Tiesto, Avicii, Bassnectar, Armin van Buuren, and more are scheduled to perform on Saturday. A special collaboration between Steve Aoki and the Blue Man Group is also scheduled for Saturday, so rest up, get ready, than get rolling once again.

Check out the complete schedule for EDC right here.