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A Look Back at the Insanity of the Electric Daisy Carnival

Photo: CuriousJosh
Photo: CuriousJosh

The Electric Daisy Carnival took over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the weekend with nearly 350,000 electronic music fans swarming the event to see 225 music acts over three days. The dusk til dawn event brought along the PLUR with revelers dressed in their best costumes, tutus and more. Here a look at some of the moments from the past three days.

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Dozens of couples tied the knot at the festival's very first wedding chapel from Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. Fans could even renew their vows or celebrate friendships with non-legal commitment ceremonies.

A 100-foot tall animated owl overlooked the Kinetic Field stage with towering mushrooms and whimsical daisies surrounding it.

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Interactive art installations included "The Electric Daisy" by artist Poetic Kinetics, a 100-foot articulated moving flower rising above guests to dance and play.

The Flaming Lotus Girls' introduced Soma, a 25-foot high and 50-foot long interactive sculpture. The piece includes fire effects that are controlled by fans from a distance, allowing them to communicate with the installation itself.

Starting from the Circuit Grounds stage, more than 50 of the festival's clowns, Lollipop girls and more marched alongside the art cars. Several rode through on the Pushing Daisies art car, a float-style bouquet with female performers in character as flowers.

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Animated theatrical performers and interactive art installations enveloped the festival grounds alongside eight art cars providing roaming entertainment, including the Rockbox, a boom box-inspired vehicle that includes its own dedicated sound system.

Discovery Project showcased 30 aspiring deejay producers, allowing them to perform at their own dedicated stage in the heart of the festival grounds. Alumni from last year's competition also performed over the three nights, promoting the development of emerging dance music talent.

An estimated 80,000 fans gathered at Kinetic Field for the Night Owl Experience that incorporated audiovisual elements and special effects. A theatrical cast took over the stage alongside the 100-foot tall owl while hundreds of glowing beach balls dropped from the sky and a spider's web crawled over the sea of fans dancing below.
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