Rather than try and give you a play by play of what exactly happened and how exactly each DJ fared in the 31 and half hours of music over 9 stages, we thought we would tell you why we think EDC Las Vegas 2014 reigns supreme over (and might be!) the best of them.
It is truly a spectacular event. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is transformed into a wonderland, showcasing DJs of all different genres from around the world. There is something for all fans of electronic music here, whether you are an old school veteran that opts for the underground or self admitted newbie who's there for the show, the big names, and legendary times.
Haters may say EDC isn't focused enough on the music, and this might be the case if that's all you are looking for at a festival. But the music is only a part of the experience that is Electric Daisy Carnival. Here are seven reasons why it might be the best.
Special thanks to ImaginationVisions for the photos.
1. EDC Vegas Goes All Night Long!
If you're like me, you remember when all of Insomniac's events were all night long and ever since EDC moved to Vegas it is indeed all night event. Yes, Los Angeles may be the festival's true home, but I have to admit it's nice to be able to party til dawn in the open air, just like the old times.
2. THE TALENT
EDC never picks a headliner but why would they need to when select talent from all different ends of the electronic dance music color spectrum. From the mainstream to the underground, all were represented. An open mind is all you needed to enjoy both.
3. THAT STAGE THO
The main stage only seems to get better and better every year but this year EDC seemed to not only outdo themselves but also even Tomorrowworld's main stage! The main stage this year was designed as a backdrop of a giant cathedral complete with stain-glassed windows which were actually giant LED panels. They didn't leave the giant owl out this year because this time they had two giant sized owls on each side of the stage. Lastly, they even had giant water fountains on each side of the stage. We could go on about how massively epic this main stage was but it was indeed truly indescribable.
4. THE ATTENDANCE
It has been reported that there was an attendance of over 400,000 people over the course of three days which now makes EDC Vegas one of the biggest music festivals in the world! To have this many like minded people all in one place at one time is something that must be experienced.
5. LOVE IS IN THE AIR
There were over 70 legal weddings that took place at the festival. Whether or not this was love you right now or real-love, it was definitely some sort of love. And we love it too.
6. IT'S THE CALIFORNIA FESTIVAL THAT TAKES PLACE IN NEVADA
EDC may actually be located in Vegas but 70 percent of the people in attendance were from California so it definitely still has that laid back California vibe. Hate on it all you want, but we wouldn't replace this feeling for the world.
7. ART INSTALLATIONS AND THEATRICS
Not only can you find a ton of art cars and art installations that are normally at Burning Man but the amount of theatrical performers you can find at EDC, exceeds anything we have ever seen at a festival.