Vegas Seven

EDC 2012

  • Night-lites

    Go hard or go home: EDC 2012 is a (windy) wrap

    By Deanna Rilling

    Like moths to music, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway welcomed more than 300,000 attendees June 8-10 for the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival by Insomniac Events. The hot topic on everyone’s Twitter feed for the weekend was not how DJ so-and-so “killed it” or “played an epic set.” Rather, it was the high winds that plagued Saturday night.

  • Gossip

    Holly does the smart thing for EDC travel

    By Jason Scavone

    Like Hilton, Holly Madison did her part to alleviate traffic by flying to EDC in a helicopter. Because she’s very concerned about the deleterious effects of a large gathering on civil-engineering systems not designed to support that kind of usage. Or, you know, because they didn’t want to wait in the three-hour traffic at 5 a.m. to get out of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Either way.

  • Gossip

    He doesn’t have to be 100 percent hip; he’s the ex-mayor

    By Jason Scavone

    Oscar Goodman, who helped pave the way for Electric Daisy Carnival coming to Las Vegas in the first place, came up to the EDMbiz conference podium June 6 flanked by showgirls, naturally. He called Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella a “genius,” but he also called it “The Electric Daisy Company.” Coming to you as a joint Insomniac/PBS venture this fall.

  • Vegas Moment

    Blue Valentine

    The strange secret of music we love is that it seems to love us back. Whether your tastes run to Ludwig van Beethoven or Armin van Buuren, you’ve probably felt embraced—even somehow known—by a song. At the Electic Daisy Carnival June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (where van Buuren took the stage while Beethoven rolled over and told Tchaikovsky the news), these great glowing petals seemed to embody the spirit of the music, communing with fans, speaking in the pulsating language of light.

  • About Town

    The Old Man and the EDC

    By Sean DeFrank

    Yeah, I remember the last time electronic music was supposed to take over America. Back in my day, in the 1990s, people called it “electronica,” and magazines like Rolling Stone were raving about pioneering British DJs/producers with names like Fatboy Slim and the Chemical Brothers. I wasn’t immune from the hype, buying the Crystal Method’s CD Vegas and occasionally partying on the Strip at Club Utopia.

  • Gossip

    Wynn really no problem for Paris

    By Jason Scavone

    Paris Hilton is so un-banned from Wynn properties that she’s even getting invited to special events now. Apparently Steve Wynn doesn’t hold grudges at all. We guess “Wynn” isn’t an Irish name, then. (Gangs of New York-era zing! We’re full of timely material.)

  • The Week

    The Worst Night Ever?

    By David G. Schwartz

    Las Vegas took it on the chin the second weekend in June. Saturday should have been great: a championship boxing match, sportsbook action for an NBA Game 7 and hockey’s Stanley Cup Finals, and the second night of the Electric Daisy Carnival, an event that’s been hyped for months. It’s safe to say that thousands of visitors were primed to have the best night ever.

  • The Church of Dance: Electric Daisy Carnival, Day 3

    By Deanna Rilling

    WTPA? "Where’s The Party At?” you ask? It’s on a perfect Sunday night in June, with twinkling lights in the desert creating a music-worship experience, otherwise known as Day 3 of the Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

  • Top 10 favorite random moments at EDC 2012 on Sunday (in no particular order)

    By Deanna Rilling

    1. Mother Nature learning to chill and the last day of Electric Daisy Carnival appearing to go off without a hitch (unlike Saturday’s wind storm). 2. Armin van Buuren making it up to the TranceFamily since his Saturday night set on the Circuit Ground/A State of Trance stage was canceled due to weather, thus adding an extra set on Sunday besides his Kinetic Field set later on in the evening. 3. Two words: Carl Cox.

  • The Church of Dance: Electric Daisy Carnival, Day 3

    By Deanna Rilling

    WTPA? "Where’s The Party At?” you ask? It’s on a perfect Sunday night in June, with twinkling lights in the desert creating a music-worship experience, otherwise known as Day 3 of the Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

  • B*tches love Cake at EDC

    By Yuhi Kim

    Borgore, once considered "the man who ruined dubstep," served up forty minutes of dirty, filthy, neck-breaking beats out of an ice cream truck he calls the Cream Machine. His new show premiered Friday at Neon Garden at the Electric Daisy Carnival in front of thousands of his gorestep loving fans.

  • Top 10 favorite random moments at EDC 2012 on Saturday (in no particular order)

    By Deanna Rilling

    Wind be damned. Though high winds at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway forced a shut down of the seven large stages due to safety concerns for attendees on the second night of the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival, Insomniac Events sprung into gear to save the party.

  • High Winds Temporarily Stop EDC

    By Deanna Rilling

    At approximately 12:30 a.m. on June 10, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway fell silent. At Electric Daisy Carnival's Kinetic Field, a British voice came over the speakers saying due to the high winds, for everyone's safetly they needed to temporarily shut down the stage and move away from the area. As the largest temporary structure in the company, Insomniac's concerns are vaild. Earlier in the evening when the wind kicked up, a large daisy sculpture appeared as if it had blown over.

  • EDC on temporary hiatus due to high winds just after midnight

    By Deanna Rilling

    At approximately 12:30 a.m. on June 10th, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway fell silent. At Electric Daisy Carnival's Kinetic Field, a British voice came over the speakers saying due to the high winds, for everyone's safetly they needed to temporarily shut down the stage and move away from the area. As the largest temporary structure in the company, Insomniac's concerns are vaild. Earlier in the evening when the wind kicked up, a large daisy sculpture appeared as if it had blown over.

  • Top 10 favorite random moments at EDC 2012 on Friday (in no particular order)

    1. I'm on a boat. Apparently anyone can climb all-aboard the S.S. Something-or-other art-car and chill while the DJ spins. 2. Fire starter. Hands-on pyrotechnic control by attendees at the flaming tower sculpture near the Circuit Grounds. 3. One long, lone string of purple balloons floating in the wind overhead with twinkling lights and running the length of the entire speedway. 4. Oh no, Omma! Looks like things didn't go as planned for this art instillation. The video screen head didn't make it on top of the baby torso and legs, though

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