Five Reasons Electric Daisy Carnival Kicks Ass
Photo by Christopher Victorio
By Dennis Romero
Sure, we have our issues with the predictability of Electric Daisy Carnival's lineup this year: With the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta and Afrojack on the bill, it was about as surprising as taxes. The talent seemed to reflect Coachella's lineup in April which, in turn, mirrored last year's EDC.
But the truth is that Electric Daisy is one of the most urgent, youthful music festivals in North America, and it has the nation's largest main stage to prove it.
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Here are the five reasons why Electric Daisy Carnival kicks ass.
5. Safety First
Wow. Never thought you'd here this from us. After suffering a public-relations black eye in 2010 when a 15-year-old who sneaked into EDC L.A. died from an ecstasy overdose, organizers have really tightened up their act. It really sucked for a lot of weekend warriors hoping to catch the likes of Tiesto and Steve Aoki vs. Blue Man Group, but pulling the plug early Saturday as high winds buffeted stages was the right thing to do.
Like we said, no one in the dance world was blown away by the lineup, but when these superstar DJs hit the decks, the vibe truly is electric. David Guetta on the main stage Sunday was a tour de force. The thing is, when you bring the globe's top dance acts together and throw in 100,000 people, there's bound to be fireworks. Miami in March used to host the world's top DJ sets. EDC is now the place to be. Adding Danny Tenaglia, Loco Dice and Green Velvet (a reprise of his appearance last year) to the bill only lends credibility.Next Page
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