Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas (EDC LV), one of the biggest EDM musical festivals on earth, just came to a close. With approximately 400,000 attendees getting funky in Las Vegas over the weekend, both those who went and those who couldn’t are already planning for next year.I’m here to give you some tips on how to have the best time during your trip to Vegas.
For everyone who is thinking ahead, I’m here to give you some tips on how to have the best time during your trip to EDC.
Stay on The Strip
Getting a hotel or an Airbnb off the Vegas strip might sound like the way to go to save a few bucks, but if you can afford spending a little extra up front you’ll soon realize that it will be well worth the money to stay on the strip. For those of you that are new to the Vegas scene, the strip is where everything happens in Vegas. It is where all the top hotels, casinos, DJ’s, and restaurants are. In addition to all of that, I believe what makes EDC so special is seeing the strip being taken over by thousands of fellow EDM lovers spreading their good vibes and exuding their unique style and spirit amongst the streets of Vegas, turning the strip into a real adult playground. So instead of spending all your money on Uber rides to the strip three times a day, you should definitely fork up the extra cash and get yourself a hotel right in the middle of all of the action. In the long run, you might’ve actually saved some cash.
Take Advantage of EDC Week
Not only did EDC have a fire lineup this year, but every year the world’s biggest DJ’s take over Vegas’ strip and perform at all the top clubs! My recommendation for you is to hit up the pool parties during the day if you have some free time before heading to the festival. The best part about these parties is that most of the time they are free! We all know girls usually get in free for everything, but a pro tip for Vegas is to find a really good promoter. Usually with promoters, if you have a good girl to guy ratio, your whole squad can get on a guest list for free! Last year I was able to see one of my favorite DJ’s, Martin Garrix, at the Omnia and he brought out The Chainsmokers. It’s really dope seeing DJ’s at these clubs because it is a way more intimate setting than at the Carnival.
Go with The flow
EDC is at a huge speedway with a ton of rides, activities and stages of performers. You may feel like you want to run around and venture off on your own to see something, but my advice is to stick with your group and go with the flow. If you don’t mind going off and not finding your friends for the rest of the night, then by all means, go for it! If you do want to end up back with them, that’s when I recommend otherwise. From my experience, whenever you split up from your group you usually waste at least an hour of time just looking for each other. So, just enjoy the music and the company of your friends and know that it’s impossible to see absolutely everyone you want. Let your group know your must do’s, but don’t be that friend that goes off all the time. Chances are, you’ll have no service.
Watch Full Sets
You might be a person that gets antsy and wants to head over to another set just because the intro to the set you’re at isn’t as turnt as you want it to be, but my advice is to wait it out! All artist plan sets to be watched from start to finish, and just like at a concert, a DJ always saves the best for last! Don’t be that person that goes to another stage and has so much regret the next day when they hear that their favorite singer or DJ was brought out as a special guest for the set they walked out from.
Give Yourself A Little Extra Time Before Going Back to Reality
I know not everyone can do this, but if you can, it’s well worth it to make sure you have an extra day or two off after EDC. When I first went to EDC, I thought I would have no problem getting back to work on the Tuesday right after, but man was I wrong. I realized I should’ve done what my other friends did and stayed in Vegas for a couple more nights. That way I had time to rest, hang out with friends for a little bit longer to help with the separation anxiety, and also just straight up get my life together and reflect on all the fun I had before I had to go back to reality.