The Basscon stage was equally impressive and featured a gas-masked man on a massive clock holding a bouquet of flowers. 180-degree design and that's just two of seven stages!
Theatrical performers were friendly, fun and always in character. A Carnival-like procession of beautiful costumes and art cars occurred each night. The venue was full of amusement-park rides and 20 various art sculptures including interactive living, breathing art installations that featured a combination of kinetics, robotics, pyrotechnics, and electronic technology.
The firework shows were the best I've ever seen. They made Victoria Day / Fourth of July celebrations look like birthday candles. The venue is in the middle of a desert-scape. You can even helicopter in and out of the event if you don't mind the price tag.
You get to wear a costume if you want. It's like Halloween for 3 days. I met tons of wonderful people and Canadians were everywhere draped in Canadian flags like superheroes. What's better then a group of people who put Peace, Love, Unity, Respect, and Responsibility (PLURR) above all else?
EDC was safe, extremely well-organized, and fun. Everyone was in the mood to party including ground-control, security, fire, medical staff and Las Vegas Police Department. It wasn't uncommon to see a police officer decorated with kandi (beads). If you needed to chill out, their were several air-conditioned cool zones and free water refill stations.
Finally, the music: it's an electronic music fan's dream with every major type of EDM you can imagine: House, Trance, Drum 'n' Bass, Reggaeton, Dubstep and more. I caught Dada Life, NERVO, Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke, Bassjackers, Krewella, Afrojack, Knife Party, Cedric Gervais, The Night Owl Experience, and AVICII, all of whom killed their sets. I danced myself to sunrise, out the venue and to my hotel. Then couldn't wait to do it again the next day.
Yes, I can officially say i'm an electronic music fan. Electric Daisy Carnival is something you should add to your bucket list. The truth about Insomniac is this: the events are all about the attendee's experience; it's truly an unforgettable one.