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  • EDC 2014

    Back to the Scene of the Rave: EDC Day 1 in Photos

    The first day of Electric Daisy Carnival has PLUR-ed until dawn. If you weren't up watching Insomniac's livestream of the event, or out at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, you can still catch up on what you're missing. If these shots don't make you want to board a chopper for tonight's festivities, we don't know what will.

  • Three Questions

    Speedway Boss Embraces EDC

    By Matt Jacob

    As the host of the Electric Daisy Carnival, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been just as big a winner as electronic-dance music fans and purveyors of brightly colored bracelets. On the eve of EDC’s return, we check in with speedway boss Chris Powell to discuss the festival’s impact on his venue—and whether LVMS will be opening the doors to other events that don’t involve gentlemen starting their engines.

  • About Town

    The Driving Force

    By Matt Jacob

    Art Sellinger ascends the stairs underneath Section 309 of the Dale Earnhardt Terrace in Turn 4 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

  • 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

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: First Impressions

    By Deanna Rilling

    Approximately 40 20-somethings adorned in neon stood motionless and staggered up a hill, searching the horizon, though bass was booming in the background. It was almost eerie, until I realized these were merely the gates of the 16th Electric Daisy Carnival, waiting for friends still getting their credit card-like tickets scanned. Kudos to Insomniac Events for moving the orientation of the Cosmic Meadow stage so it now welcomed attendees with booming bass and brilliant twinkling lights.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: First Impressions

    By Deanna Rilling

    Approximately 40 20-somethings adorned in neon stood motionless and staggered up a hill, searching the horizon, though bass was booming in the background. It was almost eerie, until I realized these were merely the gates of the 16th Electric Daisy Carnival, waiting for friends still getting their credit card-like tickets scanned. Kudos to Insomniac Events for moving the orientation of the Cosmic Meadow stage so it now welcomed attendees with booming bass and brilliant twinkling lights.

  • Remembering Carroll Shelby

    By Bob Whitby

    Like most schlubs who love cars but were born sans silver spoon in mouth, I could only admire Carroll Shelby’s outrageous automotive creations from afar. His simple theory—stuff a giant engine in a small car and bask in the physics of a high power-to-weight ratio—shocked the racing world back in the ‘60s and ultimately made him a racing star and an automotive legend.

  • Seven Questions

    Chris Powell

    By Bob Whitby

    It’s not often that a guy makes the leap from professional sportswriter to boss of one of the marquee racetracks in the U.S. But Chris Powell pulled it off, quitting journalism in 1988 and working his way to Las Vegas Motor Speedway by 1998, when he was hired as executive vice president and general manager.

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