Tag: Electric Daisy Carnival

Ultra Racist Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Inside Electric Daisy Carnival

Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)surely sees its fair share of undesirables given its 100,000+ attendance, but 2016’s edition will see the presence of a truly despicable organization: The Westboro Baptist Church. For those of you who don’t have the pleasure of knowing who the Westboro Baptist Church is, they are a small congregation of ultra right wing Christians who REALLY dislike homosexuals (these are the “God Hates Fags” crowd). Based in Kansas and famous for picketing the funerals of dead soldiers, the Westboro boys have set their sights on the hedonism of dance music culture. Claiming EDC, “is just ... Read more

The Missed Connections Of Burning Man

A few months ago we highlighted some of the “Missed Connections” that went down in Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival. With the general hilarity of that find, we jumped at the chance to see what the Burning Man faithful were up to post burn….and, to our (non) surprise, Craigslist’s slew of examples for a love-that-could-have-been are plentiful, hilarious, and oh so Burning Man. See also: The Missed Connections Of Electric Daisy Carnival While the EDC ads leaned more towards the skeavy and creepy, Burning Man’s offers a delightful insight into the complicated mind of the elusive burner, a different species ... Read more

Discwoman Seeks To Change The (Male-Dominated) Conversation

It is of no real surprise that the current state of dance music is a male dominated industry. Take a look at any festival lineup and you will see the vast majority of bookings¬†are (white) men. In fact, some 82% of festival lineups are made of male artists, including a whopping 96.5% of Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival (considered to be the preeminent US festival destination). Looking to balance the field, a Brooklyn, New York collective of female DJ’s, Discwoman, have brought female-identified talent to lineups throughout North America, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Montreal, and Puerto Rico. Founded by ... Read more

Los Angeles Proposes Festival Ban Following Recent Deaths

Following the death of two female festival attendees at Los Angeles’ HARD Summer festival, a temporary ban on outdoor, public property held, festivals has been called for. The city of Los Angeles has held a task force on drug related incidents of this nature after the death of a teenage girl at the 2010 edition of Electric Daisy Carnival. At the time, EDC was a Los Angeles institution, however since being forced to its new Las Vegas home. The task force recommended a slew of overdose preventative measures added security, intense entry search, clear passageways for medical personnel, and free ... Read more

The Missed Connections Of Electric Daisy Carnival

For those on the European continent who may not be aware, Electric Daisy Carnival is the largest electronic music festival in the US. With a history that dates back to 1997 and spinoffs¬†from Brazil to the UK, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is nothing short of an international dance music monster. The flagship festival currently goes down in Las Vegas, Nevada (after having to move from its Southern California birthplace due to narcotics incidents) over 3 days in June. During its annual tenure, EDC turns Sin City awash with brightly coloured ravers, kandi kids, and spirit animals (yes, there’s a smattering ... Read more