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EDC: 3 Tips for a Great Festival Experience

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June 19, 2013

Posted by: Lauralie Ezra

The countdown has begun! There is less than a month before the freshest in electronic music comes to party central, Las Vegas. The dates are Friday, June 21st through Sunday, June 23rd. You’ve got your tickets and are marking the days until your feet first hit the grounds at the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Before you get to the Speedway, you’ll want to do a bit of prep work to make your EDC experience the best it can be. So before you hit the road, take a look at the local perspective and our version of the EDC quick-and-easy guide.

Getting there


First, the good news: attendees taking shuttles and taxis will enjoy a dedicated route this year to the venue, which should greatly decrease traffic jam issues. Next, the better news: for those driving to the venue in their personal vehicles, parking is free!

If you’re driving to EDC, be sure you fill your tank before you get there. Be ready for a wait and have road trip necessities on you. Snacks, drinks, your favorite playlist on repeat, the AC turned up. It’s important to note, also, that even though it may be very tempting, no tailgating is permitted, nor is sleeping in cars in the parking lot.

The EDC event coordinators recommend taking the shuttle. This isn’t a horrible idea and gets you on the road with fellow party animals on your way. You can catch the shuttle from a number of major hotels, which means you won’t need to hassle with a rental car if you’ve come to enjoy the festival from out of town.

Getting in


Imagine arriving at the event, ticket in hand, and being turned away at the door. Don’t let it happen to you! You must show proper ID to get in to EDC. Proper ID does not include your college ID or an ID which has expired or one that is fake. Come on, kids, this ic Vegas! Make sure you bring your current driver’s license or passport. Otherwise, you’ll be languishing away at the hotel while your friends are enjoying the show.

Staying safe


The three-day long EDC is an outdoor event. Las Vegas is hot as hell in June, and you will want to take that into consideration when choosing your gear and your outfits. Getting yourself an Insomniac water bottle (should be empty when you go through the gates) is a priority. You can fill it (free!) at a number of filling stations inside the speedway. Stay hydrated; stay hydrated; stay hydrated. And have we mentioned how important it is to STAY HYDRATED?

Remember: once you’re at the EDC venue, you’re there for the day. You may not reenter the speedway grounds once you leave. For that reason, it’s important that you don’t forget to pack vital items such as sunscreen, medicines, and of course, a camera.

With just a bit of planning, you can make your EDC Las Vegas experience one you’ll remember for a lifetime. See you at the show!