Las Vegas creates a perfectly surreal location for something as epic as EDC.
Your first steps off the plane and the 114 degree weather hits you like those outrageous flames bursting from the top of the bassPOD.
Check out this video of Snails getting it on the bassPOD:
You haven’t even stepped out of the airport and you’ve already spotted 10 other wrist bands, sparking an instant connection to the most random of humans from around the world. As everyone begins to pull out their outfits they’ve been planning for months, funky overalls, rainbows of color, the “pre-rave” jitters start to kick in.
All of a sudden, after months of anticipation, you are on the shuttle and things are starting to feel a little more real, but not quite there yet. The 50 yard walk to the gate feels like a mile as the sun is beginning to set over the horizon and the entrance is in site. The Kinetic Field Queen is in site and everything begins to feel magical, the lights, the colors, the sound, and most importantly, the amazing people you will spend the next 3 days frolicking with.
The blues and purples of the Kinetic Field kept me coming back set after set, especially to rock out with Marshmello.
Red Bull exclusive video of Marshmello performing ‘Alone’ at EDC Las Vegas 2017:
Circuit Grounds encapsulates your entire being as the multiple screens demonstrate a truly magnificent graphics and light show. Although I opted out of the 2 hour wait for the Farris Wheel, I jumped right on the swings, trying to take in as much as I possibly could at every moment.
Having the insane advantage of attending EDC with a very “seasoned” festival goer, I constantly felt as if I was in the right spot at the right time, perhaps the perfect place at all times.
Red Bull exclusive video of REZZ performing ‘Purple Gusher’ at EDC Las Vegas 2017:
Red Bull exclusive video of Will Sparks performing ‘ID’ at EDC Las Vegas 2017:
Red Bull exclusive video of Laidback Luke at EDC Las Vegas 2017:
Within no time day 1 was over and I couldn’t wait to get back to the speedway. The second day felt as if I never left, so comfortable it was almost like I had already been there for days. It blew me away how welcoming and open armed every person at the festival was, regardless if we shared the same music taste or rave culture.
Sitting in the bleachers above the meadows watching the sunrise was an experience I will most definitely never forget and a must do for any new EDC attendee. As the 2nd day came to an end, an immense feeling of sadness set in as I would only get one more day to experience all that EDC has to offer.
Back on the shuttle we went for a few hours of sleep before returning back to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Upon my last entrance into the festival, I tried as hard as possible to really take in everything that I could, taking mental images and appreciating the insane opportunity I had to be there in that moment. Electronic Daisy Carnival is something so special, bringing so many people together just jamming in the most care free way.
Lastly and most importantly, the music at this event is undoubtedly unbeatable. The outright size of each stage allows one to feel so engulfed into the music that the sounds simply will never be the same after experiencing it at EDC.