Year after year the complaints roll in from festival attendees about how delayed shuttles are and how the whole EDC Las Vegas shuttle system sucks.This year turned out totally different with all three days totaling to zero complaints. Those who help Pasquale Rotella organize never look forward to the grueling task that comes with shuttles and the shit show it brings. One of the people who volunteered this year to help organize told us that Covid-19 definitely made things easier and stress free. “Hearing people complain about a generic ass set they missed thatˋs probably pre recorded and played over and over for the last 3 years can get pretty tiring” said the same volunteer who didn’t want to be identified. As the 2020 edition ends we look forward to planning 2021 and hope that this hot streak of zero shuttle complaints continue.
The CDC reached out to the insomniac team after closing most of Vegas off and offered a solution by allowing ravers to only attend EDCLV if they were to only wear hazmat suits and camp on festival grounds. The CDC also went on to mention that no such act as eating ass should be allowed due to the fear that the virus may further spread. Pasquale also went on to mention that “El Pulpo” will be shooting out hand sanitizing liquids to keep the germs from spreading.
Pasquale reminded us that this may not apply to the wook community and that this is more of a choice since they’re immune to about everything out there. As he went on to finish he quickly added “they have their ketamine to protect themselves”.
The CDC urges Kandi ravers to wear their hand made masks and to avoid trading and showing PLUR traditions to avoid constant human contact. Pasquale seems pretty confident and feels this edition of EDCLV will go as planned regardless of what’s going on worldwide.
EDCLV has been cancelled……..
Just kidding…. but let’s pray to the rave gods that this doesn’t really happen!
There is no need to further speculate now that the EDCLV lineup is officially out for all to see. Who are you wanting to see the most on here? What’s your favorite day out of all 3 days? What stage will you be camping out at or are you one wander off?
On another note stay safe fam and bring clothes for all weather occasions since the Nevada desert can be very unpredictable
We take a look back at the main stages that EDCLV has had over the years. EDC is known for its festival decore and it’s awesome stage production. EDCLV is also known for its mega stage structures, which in my opinion are the biggest stages at North American music festivals.
Check out EDCLV main stages through the years and tell us your favorite one.
Many of us go the extra mile and like to take what I call “mood enhancers” when attending music events. I’m not here to say drugs are bad, but I’m also not here saying you should… just do you boo boo.
EDCLV 2015 was one to remember especially night #2…. before going any further I’ve done acid a few times, but never at a music festival among 100k other people….. with that said you can see where this is headed.
The adventure begins
I’m on the shuttle headed to EDC with my friend and a girl who’s now my wife/baby mama. My friend and I take our first tab and everything is great and I’m just there all smiles and pumped while everyone around me pregamed. An hour passes I’m not feeling jack so I decide to take another one. As we get off the shuttle I’m starting to feel the effects as we’re in the security line waiting to get in.
We’re in and the tabs are tag teaming me…. at this point all I could do was pretend to act normal. It was right after Flume into Pretty Lights when I split from my friend and headed off on an adventure with my now wife/baby mama. At the time this was the first time meeting her in person (we had a FaceTime relationship for months before meeting up in LV for EDC).
Another hour passes and I’m fully tripping. It ain’t even midnight yet and the LSD is kicking my butt royally. Walking in that intensely packed crowd wasn’t fun and all I could try doing was avoiding eye contact because people looked as if they had benjamin button. Being that it was the first time with my lady friend there was no hope in saving myself from a bad trip and no way of her pulling me out. She’s never tripped and basically compared it to being drunk (I wish it was that easy). At this point we’re on different levels and I’m just trying my best to enjoy the night all while pretending I’m handling things like a champ.
I finally grabbed a hold of myself while at the basspod stage and was able to focus it all on Excision. The wave slowly starts to return and everything around me started to seem weird again. This trip intensified and all I could think about was leaving. At this point I’d lost all sense of direction and felt stupidly confused. My lady friend being mad that we were going to miss Dash Berlin helped get us back to the shuttles and on our way to the hotel…. That walk to the shuttle was not fun and felt like a Spongebob episode. The 1 hour ride in the dark back was what I needed to feel better and get my mind back together.
Since then I’ve learned a lot and to never underestimate what I take.
Pasquale Rotella has been busy with a lot of awesome things in store for us! He took to Instagram to share the excitement and announce that EDC Las Vegas lineup will be dropping on 2/20 at 6pm pt Night Owl Radio.
25 years of EDC
Pasquale also goes on to mention that 2021 will mark 25 years of the EDC Brand and to expect a year long celebration to commemorate the big milestone.
The music festival might be heading back to Glen Helen due to the number in attendance at the venue this past year which wasn’t so good. Pasquale Rotella will be putting a poll up on his IG to get a vote on what to do in this matter.
The first year was a success and there will be some expansion coming to the program that will benefit members.
Last year the music festival was 3 days for the first time ever. Prices for the event did not increase and the goal is to continue on the same path with no major spike in price since EDCO attracted more attendees (75,000 people a day).
Beyond Wonderland Pacific Northwest
Its almost been a decade since the last Beyond Wonderland in Seattle, but a comeback is definitely in play For the PNW.
Nos Events Center
Expansions will be made to Beyond Wonderland SoCal. Expect other changes for other Insomniac events held there.
Expect improvements to the wellness programs especially when it comes to mental health. Insomniac also looks to improve on being environmentally friendly and will be implementing changes at upcoming music events.
Check out Pasquale’s IG post below for more info
In an Instagram post founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella announced that EDCLV would be expanding and using the entire speedway. EDC known for its amazing stage designs and art has been working on expanding the festival grounds for the 2020 edition by removing the RV hookups. Pasquale Rotella claims that removing these hookups were a priority since moving in back in 2011.
what does this expansion mean? An increase in space for neonGARDEN and quantumVALLEY, and more space around pixelFOREST.
This is what he posted on Instagram:
“Posing with my #EDCLV arch nemesis: the RV hookup! 🥴💩🚫There are hundreds of these suckers sticking up everywhere in the worst spots at the Speedway, making those areas unusable. I’ve wanted to get rid of them since we moved EDC to Vegas 10 years ago! Well…they’re FINALLY getting taken out, and for the first time ever we’ll be using the ENTIRE Speedway for EDC Las Vegas 2020. That means more dancing room at neonGARDEN, quantumVALLEY, more space around pixelFOREST, and better Raver Feng Shui overall! 😎🤗 And speaking of hookups, State of Insomniac update coming Monday. Stay tuned! 📸 @shaneoneal”
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Posing with my #EDCLV arch nemesis: the RV hookup! 🥴💩🚫There are hundreds of these suckers sticking up everywhere in the worst spots at the Speedway, making those areas unusable. I’ve wanted to get rid of them since we moved EDC to Vegas 10 years ago! Well…they’re FINALLY getting taken out, and for the first time ever we’ll be using the ENTIRE Speedway for EDC Las Vegas 2020. That means more dancing room at neonGARDEN, quantumVALLEY, more space around pixelFOREST, and better Raver Feng Shui overall! 😎🤗 And speaking of hookups, State of Insomniac update coming Monday. Stay tuned! 📸 @shaneoneal