First Time’s the Charm for EDC Newbie LondonBridge

LondonBridgeRami Perlman will be playing EDC for the very first time under his DJ moniker, LondonBridge. Although it’s his premiere performance at the festival, he’s attended the megaevent three times prior as a fan and has some advice for the first-time EDC-goer. Catch him at the Wide Awake Art Car from 9-10 p.m. June 18 under the electric sky.

What general advice do you have for a first-time EDC-goer?

Stick together and stick with your friends, but also try to go with the flow. Some of my favorite performances are the unexpected ones. Go see some artists who you’ve never heard of before, because that’s really where the magic happens, when you find something new.

What should an EDC newbie bring to the festival?

Other than furry boots and glow-in-the-dark stuff, earplugs are the main thing I bring. And good vibes! I know that’s a weird thing to say, but attitude is everything.

What’s the best way to recuperate between festival nights?

That’s just classic “what mom taught us,” which is to drink a lot of liquids. You’ve got to stay hydrated. [And if you] drink a huge bottle of water before you go to bed, your next day is going to be fine.

What are some of your favorite attractions aside from the stages? What else is there to see?

They have actual carnival rides. The art cars are really cool. Also, the performers. It’s not just DJs who are there, but they really put a lot of effort into bringing out people such as fire-breathers and stilt-walkers and all these different kind of characters within the environment.

What does it feel like when you first get to EDC and you walk through the bleachers and finally see the whole track?

It’s a mixture of excitement and it’s a little scary because you don’t know what you’re about to get into. Get excited for that moment, because it’s really going to blow your mind. Don’t be on your phone when you’re walking in. Just wait, take it in and then take weird Snapchat pictures. Absolutely do your social media, but try to experience as much as you can. Try to not just get the pictures and then be like, “Oh, wait, I missed it.” Actually try to breathe it in.