On December first, EDM culture rumors starting to fly about an apparent new stop for the acclaimed Electronic Daisy Carnival. The rumors began as a result of festival maestro, Pasquale Rotella of Insomniac, instagraming a photo of the Chicago skyline captioned: “Calling all Chicago Insomniacs, Owls, travelers and headliners! A very special announcement is coming to a computer or phone near you!”
Rotella took to his Instagram yesterday to announce that those rumors were indeed true and that a date and venue will be announced January 16, 2013. There are rumors as to what weekend the Chicago EDC will take place, some are speculating it will take place over Memorial Day Weekend in place of the Future Sound and Dance Music Festival, which has gone bankrupt (maybe a shorter name next time, guys).
I can’t help but wonder if Rotella is making the right move by spreading the love throughout the states. As an east coaster, I felt that there was something special about fans making the journey out west. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for expanding the Insomniac brand from the west to the east, but I think it will take away from the acclaim that surrounds EDC in the middle of the desert outside of Sin City. Either way, this will be a very special EDM event to grace the Windy City and will most certainly give Lala a run for its money.
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Stay tuned for further details.