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There's so much going on in Vegas, we can't get to all of it so here's a nifty news round-up for you instead. Enjoy!
· Inside Look at What Went Wrong with KA: "In 2012, in Las Vegas alone, 53 performers in Cirque shows were injured, causing a total of 918 missed workdays. (Many more minor injuries are not required to be reported to the government.)" (Vanity Fair)
· EDC is Too Expensive: “Everything is too expensive. Everything. A margarita costs $18. That is too much for a margarita. Hats are $30.” (Las Vegas Sun)
· EDC is Also Dangerous: "A 24-year-old man died at the Electric Daisy Carnival overnight Saturday, police say. Of 408 medical calls reported from day two of the three-day carnival, seven people were transported to area hospitals and one person died just before 4 a.m., Metro wrote in a statistical summary Sunday morning." (LVRJ)
· WTF: Walter White Was at EDC?: "Bryan Cranston appeared at the Electric Daisy Carnival dance music festival in Las Vegas during a set by British trance group Above & Beyond." People)
· NHL in Vegas, For Good? : " It feels like a safe bet that the NHL will become the first major professional sports league to plant a franchise in Las Vegas." (Las Vegas Sun)
· And just because, this "Missed Connection" from EDC:
"I met you EDC 2015 day 3, Kinetic field, on the left side, right before Calvin Harris. You asked if you could get on the side rail to use your GoPro. I refused at first and told you I would lose my spot if I did. Even though I refused to allow you entrance onto the side rail, you were the only person in 3 days who PLUR'd me. You gave me a Captain America kandi with a shield charm, and I gave you a "URAQT" kandi. Regardless if I were to lose my spot or notou weren't rolling, and I told you I had just popped one, but hasn't hit me yet. You left sometime after Calvin and thanked me, and I went the rest of tht for that moment. I want to thank you. @e night knowing I didn't need to roll, because you allowed me to connect with others, relieve my social anxiety and fear of rejection, even if it was jus"...
Ed. Note: It gets cut off there so I don't know what happens after this. Don't do drugs, kids.
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EDC, BABY, EDC!
Here's a cheat sheet for what's happening in Las Vegas this weekend. These are events and listings that we picked because we think they're cool, noteworthy and/or funny. This is not a complete listing of everything that's happening in Vegas this weekend so simma' down now. Remember, what happens in Vegas...should probably be shared with VegasChatter. XOXO.
*TONIGHT* OPEN CONTAINER BEER FEST, June 19: Motley Brews is bringing back their popular Open Container Beer fest to Downtown's Container Park tonight. Choose from a selection of 20+ seasonal craft brews while comedy music clips play in the background. Go here to check out the brews. Tickets cost $20 online and $25 at the door. FWIW, the samples of beer are 4oz, and poured within an Open Container tasting glass.
ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL, June 19-21: Once again the three-day
molly music festival will take over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with an expected 130,000 ravers expected to show up. This is why you will see a lot of neon clothing this weekend. If you're attending EDC or are at home and are extremely bored, you might want to check out the EDC Missed Connections site. Powered by the Burner app, here's where people who've made drug love connections but forgot to get digits, will be able to "find" each other once the high wears off the concert ends.
We're just one week away from the Electric Daisy Carnival, the electronic dance music (EDM) festival featuring 200 DJs spread out over eight stages at the Las Vegas Speedway. This is the carnival's fifth year in Las Vegas.
If you were hoping to get a ticket, 3-day general admission tickets are already sold-out--at least the ones that cost $329. But according to TicketMaster, there are some 3-day general admission tickets that are still up for sale at $349 a person, which end up totaling $388 with taxes and fee. VIP tickets are still available as well for $748 a person, including taxes and fees. EDC does not sell 1-day tickets but you can pay thousands of dollars for Marquee Skydeck Tables which are available on a one-day basis. *Bangs head against table. Does it again.*
The best way to find out whatever it is you need to know about EDC is to visit the website which like the festival, is overloaded with information but the carnival's Facebook page is posting regular updates as well.
Even though we think EDC attendees will be too burned out to do anything other than
drugs dance at the festival, Las Vegas nightclubs such as Omnia, LiFE, and XS are bringing their celebrity DJs out in hopes of catching EDC-goers.
Incredibly, room rates aren't all that ridiculous next weekend. The Venetian is at $299; The Bellagio at $318; Wynn at $344 and MGM Grand at $222 with many others falling between the $150 and $250 range. Which is quite good for Strip hotels during a (supposedly) peak demand summer weekend.
Are you attending EDC next weekend or nah? Let us know in comments below!
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The three-day, dusk-to-dawn brain melt more commonly referred to as the Electric Daisy Carnival returns to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 20-22. Earlier this week, the 400,000 people expected to attend the sold-out, Alice in Wonderland-like experience were treated to the highly anticipated 2014 lineup, which includes mega acts like Calvin Harris, Avicci, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren and Afrojack.
Las Vegas' other big music festival, Life Is Beautiful, will once again take over Downtown Vegas October 24-26. This year, event organizers are teaming up with the nightspots of Wynn to offer a more exclusive VIP experience. XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club will help staff new table and cabana packages. If that has your name all over it, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details, pricing and reservations. Tickets for this year's fest have not yet been released.
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Alice never made it to the bottom of the rabbit hole.
Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel introduced children and adults alike to a remarkable fantasy world stumbled upon by the title character after she unquestionably chases a white rabbit down his hole to a curious hallway. This is where Alice's journey into Wonderland begins, but had our protagonist skipped the rabbit hole's first exit and continued falling head over heel, she would have reached the true bottom of this wildly unpredictable and utterly intense alternate universe.
Had Alice kept tumbling, she would have eventually arrived at the Electric Daisy Carnival.
A three-day blitzkrieg on the senses that featured over 200 DJs performing from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. June 21-23 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, EDC is neither a concert nor a carnival. Such designations fail miserably at describing the true nature of this event. The reality is that EDC is a living, breathing, glowing organism that bounces and rolls and pumps and slithers across the Las Vegas desert floor from sunset to sunrise, possessing the capability to rewire the human brain into seeing sounds and hearing colors.
Editor's Note: Most of us here at VegasChatter are more around the 'get off our lawn' age of our lives. You won't find us at the club so much anymore, nor tweeting each other about the DJ we can't wait to see. However, that doesn't mean we don't like to get down at all, anymore. Last year, Richard Lane ventured to Electric Daisy Carnival and noted some must-read survival strategies for this year, including the all important, put your hands up. Pretty much constantly. This year, he's passed the torch to our Joe Fortenbaugh, who's normally found on the golf course or ringside at the big fight. Joe shares his thoughts as he prepares to EDC it for the first time.
I'm 32 years old with an ever-expanding waistline and a rapidly thinning swash of auburn hair that continuously threatens its secession from a once-proud union. My afternoon runs are more laborious than ever before, with plodding now a more suitable and accurate descriptor than striding. Once the most important acronym of my existence, the significance of a GPA has since been replaced by the monthly monitoring of my LDL.
I'm getting old.
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Electric Daisy Carnival will return to Vegas June 21-23 for the third year in a row. And, although fans freaked out when early bird tickets sold out in under an hour back in November, three-day passes are still available should you decide to get your rave on, too. (No single-day tickets this year.) For those over 21 years of age, VIP tickets are $500 plus a $48.75 fee. Or, general admission it with a $289 package, plus a $37.15 service fee. And, tack on a $7 shipping fee to both of those as well.
The event is scheduled for two weeks later than it was held in 2012 in order to avoid the winds that caused acts to be canceled at last year's show. Despite that, we still had a blast and highly suggest you attend if you like electronic music, dancing nearly naked with strangers until five in the morning under the desert sky, and can put your hands up. (As we learned last year, the latter is quite insisted on.)
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Even though Electric Daisy Carnival isn't until the end of June (June 21-23), hotel rates are already significantly higher than they were for EDC this time last year.
If you're planning on attending this year's party, be sure to act quick! We've collected the initial rates below from some of the hotels we recommended last year. EDC also did everyone a solid when they partnered with a few of the bigger hotels, including Luxor, New York-New York, MGM Grand, Aria, and the Bellagio. You can check the discounted rates here. As of now, some of them are cheaper than the hotels below. For example, Circus Circus is cheaper if you go through the EDC website at $87/night, and a room at the Luxor is $135/night.
By the way, three-day passes to EDC are still available. They're priced at $500 for those over 21. Single day admissions aren't being offered this year, but a lay-a-way plan is!
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Electric Daisy Carnival may have just ended, but most attendees already can't wait to return next year. While we likely won't hear dates for EDC 2013 until the end of the year (this year's dates were announced in October of 2011), EDCers just may want to bookmark the page of SpringHill Suites Las Vegas North Speedway now. It's a mouthful, but here's what it means: cheap, new rooms by the EDC event grounds.
The SpringHill Suites hotel is so new, it isn't even open yet. Reports have it making its debut this Friday, June 22, however, we couldn't find availability online until June 29. Clicking around, we found an average rate of around $94 to $104 a night. Sure, rates will hike up once EDC 2013 is set in stone, but if you act fast when they're first announced you could probably lock in a pretty darn good rate. Last year, we were able to find 11 places to stay for EDC all under $98 right after event dates were published so your chances are pretty good for scoring a steal.
EDC has posted up all of the items that were lost and then found over the course of the three-day festival. Well, found by them and not found by others and taken home as parting gifts.
There's all the usual stuff like shades and hats...
It's been a while since we checked in on the Las Vegas Missed Connections page of Craigslist. But, with tons of visitors and locals alike coming down from the Electric Daisy Carnival high of this past weekend, there's a ton of amazingly awesome Missed Connections to wade through. And, for those of us who couldn't make EDC and still don't know what kandis involve, reading the Missed Connections makes us feel young again.
Like this one:
You're an EDC ticker checker from day 3 who was NOT wearing the uniform and was dressed up sort of rave-style. You asked me if I liked being groped (eluding to the security pat down) and i asked "is that an offer?"
Then... you touched me... and it was... AWESOME I hope you see this!
We hope the groping EDC checker/TSA security checkpoint guard sees this as well (C'mon, you know that's his day job. You know it.) Until then, we'll have to hope this tender love connection works out somehow:
You had dark hair and were dancing behind me. You asked about my fuzzy hat and I caressed your face with one of the paws. We traded kandi and I picked one from you that said KISS<3ME it had blue and yellow with pink star beads. We made out and I told you to let me bite your lip. You were with a chick friend and I was with 3 guys. Your friend took a pic of us and then my buddy took a pic of us but you and your friend had to go somewhere after.
"Tiesto or bust."
Well, it was a 50/50 proposition bet and they got bust. Written in day-glo ink on the rear window back of a California-plate car, those electronic dance music fans never got to see DJ Tiesto perform at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The other side of that Tiesto fan's window said "EDC or Bust," a slogan on many of the cars inching their way along I-15. At least that ambition turned up aces until early Sunday morning (or late Saturday night, depending how you look at it) when winds got scary, authorities got nervous and the whole shebang was sloooooowly shut down four hours early.
It was a very public downside to an event filled with enthusiasm, great visuals, great music and a whole lot of oddness and side hassles. If you are mildly curious, we heartily recommend you think about attending next year. For the adventurous who aren't already sold on the line-up of top, top, top dance musicians, it's still an absolute must see.