How to Have the Best Possible Time at EDC
Electric Daisy Carnival starts this Friday out Las Vegas, and it's gonna be totes bananas. A hundred thousand plus ravers (including us -- watch for coverage starting Saturday!) are about to descend upon the seediest city in America to pool party by day and dance in the desert by night. Nearly naked men and women will enjoy Knife Party, Dada Life, Avicii, Carl Cox and Major Lazer, as well as carnival rides and, new this year, a wedding chapel.
Credit: Erik Kabik Pasquale Rotella
EDC is the brainchild of Pasquale Rotella, head of its parent company Insomniac Events, who may or may not be on the brink of becoming insanely rich. Below Rotella, who has been throwing electronic flavored events since the early '90s, shares his tips on how to make the most of the party he calls "dance music's New Year's Eve." In his own words:
1. Get Into the Groove
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There's a good percentage of people who love having a good time and dancing, and they just go right to the biggest sound system and production, but it's always the hits being banged out on those stages. I want to expose people to different genres of dance music and not always have the hits being played and put in front of them. I want for them to get into a groove.
There is a risk that they're not going to get [it] because their ears aren't trained, but we want to expose them to that. I promote for people to not face the DJ and really get lost in the music and dance with one another and interact and express their individuality. I'm trying to curate the soundtrack to that experience more than anything.