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Five Reasons Why Electric Daisy Carnival is Completely Mind-Blowing

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Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 1:40 PM
click to enlarge CREDIT: JOSH "CURIOUS JOSH" REISS
  • Credit: Josh "Curious Josh" Reiss

Electric Daisy Carnival is crazy, guys! We're all out here scorching in the heat of the desert by day and trekking out to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (16 miles north of the Strip) at night to experience the full-on sensory overload that is EDC. The event has come a long way since its days as an underground dance party in the dank warehouses of downtown L.A. Now in its 17th year, the festival is huge, loud, crowded and completely mind-blowing.

Here are five reasons why:

click to enlarge CREDIT: JOSH "CURIOUS JOSH" REISS
  • Credit: Josh "Curious Josh" Reiss

1. The stage productions are massive

We're not talking about some truss and a few spotlights here. This year's stages are a full-on Wonka fantasyland, with the hardstyle heavy bassCON stage decked out in post-apocalyptic steampunk grandeur and the main Kinetic Field stage featuring a 100-foot tall owl with animated wings surrounded by giant mushrooms and daisies. The effect is larger than life, especially when combined with the hyper-agressive music being blasted at the crowd from each stage setup.

click to enlarge Credit: Josh "Curious Josh" Reiss
  • Credit: Josh "Curious Josh" Reiss

2. Absurdly beautiful women

Not only are the women out here gorgeous, but a lot of them are wearing outfits ... like this.

See also: Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 Slideshow: Party People

click to enlarge JOSH "CURIOUSJOSH" REISS
  • Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss

3. Art on the move

A massive skeleton snake powered by bicycles winding its way through the crowd, followed by a trio of giant butterflies and a super-sized white owl? Not an unusual sight at EDC, as art exists both onstage and in these mobile displays of trippy whimsy.

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