The Electric Daisy Carnival is the largest dance music festival held in America. The carnival has been held annually since 1997, and was moved from Southern California to Las Vegas in 2011. Last year’s event attracted almost 250,000, and even more are expected for the 2012 event. The festival is being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from June 8 to June 10, 2012, and runs all three days from 7:00 PM to 5:30 AM. Attending the Electric Daisy Carnival is an experience you will never forget, but there are a few things to know before you go to the carnival.
1. Take Proper ID with You
Organizers of the Electric Daisy Carnival have a strict policy requiring everyone to show proper ID before entering the park. Every guest must be at least 18 years old, with no exceptions, and they must be over 21 years old in order to drink alcohol. A government-issued driver’s license, ID card, or passport is an acceptable form of ID as long as it includes a photo and date of birth. If your license is expired, you must bring your expired ID with proof that a new ID has been ordered.
2. The Best Way to Get to the Festival
There is plenty of free parking available at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but you cannot camp there overnight or do any tailgating in the parking lot. There are also several shuttle buses that will pick you up from a dozen different locations in Las Vegas and take you to the park. If you are going to attend all three days, you can purchase a shuttle pass for a nominal fee that will be effective for the entire event. The shuttle bus is the perfect solution for those who wish to drink at the event.
3. Tips to Saving Money
Planning your trip to the Electric Daisy Carnival in advance can save you a substantial amount of money. First, tickets to the event are less expensive if you purchase them in advance rather than waiting to buy them at the gate. If you plan on attending the carnival for all three days, a three-day pass would be cheaper to purchase. The Electric Daisy Festival organizers have madearrangements with several local hotels to offer cheaper rates to guests who are attending the festival. You can check the official Electric Day Carnival webiste(http://electricdaisycarnival.com/) for more details.
4. Stay Hydrated
It is very important that you stay hydrated throughout the night. Since is it held over the summer, and since you will be spending a lot of time dancing, it is vital that you drink as much water as you can. You are permitted to bring an empty water bottle into the festival, and there are severalfree water-refill stations located at various locations throughout the park. There are alsonumerous vendors selling bottled water during the festival. It is recommended to go to the Electric Daisy Carnival website and print out a free map of the festival because this will help you find the water stations quickly and easily.
5. What to Take, and What to Leave at Home
There are very strict rules about what you can and cannot take inside the Electric Daisy Carnival. Some things that are good to bring along include a backpack or purse as long as it is smaller than 12″ x 12″; a closed pack of cigarettes; lighter; cell phone; small personal camera, fanny packs, and of course fabulous edc outfits. Things you should leave at home include laser pointers; glass bottles; coolers; chairs; blankets; balls; an opened pack of cigarettes; video cameras, or professional recording equipment.