Mark Your Calendars, Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 Dates Announced

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Pick a number between 2-9. But don’t say it out loud. Seriously pick a number: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Now multiply that number by 9. That new number is a 2 digit number. Add those 2 digits together. Take that number and subtrack by 4. Find the letter equal to your number:

Mark Your Calendars, Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 Dates Announced

1=A
2=B
3=C
4=D
5=E
6=F
7=G
8=H
9=I

Now say your letter out load. Oh never mind, watch the video below and It'll make sense.Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 will be held June 21-23 for the third year at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

My Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 experience has already begun. How, you ask?

First, Insomniac Founder Pasquale Rotella promised us that dates would be released last week. As someone who goes to a UC school (UCLA), this was going to be a monumental day. See, last year, EDC happened to fall on the least desired weekend of the year: the weekend before finals.

While Rotella promised that the dates would be pushed down in June, graduating seniors like myself faced another obstacle: the possibility of EDC being held the weekend of graduation. Then, amid the hoopla of Escape from Wonderland, the announcement got postponed a week.

Fast forward to yesterday. I had a midterm the day of the announcement and couldn’t study because I was too busy refreshing my Twitter feed, waiting for the official announcement to go up. Post-midterm the first thing I did was check my phone to see that the official date release had been announced. But was my wait over? No. My phone decided that connecting to the Internet at UCLA was too much to ask. Finally, twenty minutes later, my phone decides to behave. I find myself shopping on one hand, and the video loading on the other.

I didn’t care who was in the store, or what I looked like with a big smile plastered on my face. The only thing that mattered was that EDC is, in fact, going to be the weekend after graduation.

The year hasn’t even ended and I already feel like the festival has taken me on an emotional rollercoaster. As if waiting this long wasn’t exhausting enough, I now have to see if I’m one of the lucky ones able to buy my ticket at the presale price, which will be available November 7.

All in all, EDC 2013 seems to be following a similar format to last year’s festival. The festival will be the crowning jewel of EDC Week, lasting June 18-25, which will feature day and nightclub parties and a music conference.

Insomniac dedicated a large portion of its press release to reassuring festival-goers that their staff is already working on improving traffic flow, which was undoubtedly a problem for last year’s festival, which had some people sitting in four hours of traffic both going and coming back from the festival.

While EDC 2013 seems to be formatted much the same as last year, we can’t help but think of the possibility of a second weekend being added to next year’s festival. With Coachella and Ultra following this pattern, this is not an entirely unrealistic option for EDC. As Dancing Astronaut points out, more and more artists and promoters are benefiting from releasing show dates, letting those tickets sell out, then adding a second date.

Is this a realistic prediction? EDC 2012 sold out two weeks before the festival, which would make people believe no. Still, with no stop in sign for the EDC train, the sky’s the limit.