Good Morning friends! My handsome hubby and I are in the very warm, yet very entertaining city of Las Vegas, Nevada. We arrived here in Vegas Thursday afternoon. Reason for the trip? The Electric Daisy Carnival…otherwise known as EDC. EDC is held at the Speedway here in Vegas and is a 3-day music festival. There are multiple stages with different musicians playing music literally all night long. EDC is strictly EDM (Electronic Dance Music) so there are famous DJ’s from all around the world who travel to Vegas to claim a spot on one of the many coveted EDC stages. Each day the carnival (yes, it is technically a carnival. There are rides and everything!) opens at 7 pm and music is played all through the night until the last artists wrap up the show at 5 am.
This is my first time attending EDC, and let me tell you, it is a sight to behold. It is pretty much unlike anything I have ever seen. So.Many.People. Everywhere. Last year EDC drew a crowd of over 230,000 people and this year that number is expected to rise to over 300,000. It is crazy and overwhelming at times. Indescribable, really. Music is blaring all night long, there are ferris wheels, side-show performers, fire-breathing dragons, food and drinks galore….and the costumes. Oh, the costumes. You name it, and it is probably at EDC.
EDC attire consists mainly of women in next-to-nothing. Bikini tops, fuzzy knee-high boots, fishnet everything, neon anything, glow sticks, pasties and of course, daisies affixed to any and every part of the body. It is pretty crazy. Guys, too. It isn’t just the ladies going bonkers. I saw men in pasties, leather chaps, fuzzy boots, underwear and body paint. But hey, it’s a party, so anything goes!
As I said, I am a first-time EDC-goer so I kept my attire very demure. I figured I would play it safe the first night, and get a feel for what people are wearing, so I would have a better idea of how to dress for the next two nights. Here is what I settled on for day 1 of EDC:
* Striped sleeveless blouse-Poetry
* Jean shorts & belt-Forever 21
* Sandals-DV Dolce Vita
My outfit choice ended up being fine. I was a bit worried that I would be, like, the only person not wearing a funky costume of some sort. But that wasn’t the case at all. While many people (guys and girls) were dressed wild and crazy, there were just as many in regular attire. I was perfectly comfortable….and am very much looking forward to the next two nights! Should be an experience I will never forget!