Electric Daisy Carnival Day 1

Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is a 2-day techno music festival with carnival rides that takes place at Tinker Field. There are 4 stages and tons of artists that perform throughout the day. It’s basically a smaller version of Ultra Music Festival (UMF).

Besides Orlando, EDC also takes place in Las Vegas, Dallas, Denver, and Puerto Rico. I think this is the first year the festival has come to Orlando. Here’s the Orlando lineup for Friday

I have no idea who any of those people are except Tiesto and Bunny from Rabbit in the Moon. And even then, you could play their whole album for me and I wouldn’t know it was them. I just know the names.

We stood in line for about a half hour to get in when we arrived around 3:00.

Pretty sure the guy standing in front of us had Ke$ha underwear on.

Once we got in, we walked around and checked the place out.

There were five different rides.

We got on this one which was like hang-gliding. (If there’s no dash in hang-gliding, there is now.)

While they had all the regular carnival food (hubs and I shared an awesome burger), there was also a General Store where you could buy anything from cigarettes and snacks to ear plugs and aspirin. And there was a Fresh Fruit, Kettle Corn, Sno-Cone, and Taco Stand.

The festival also encouraged recycling. You are able to buy water canteens for $10 and fill them up for free at filling stations for both days of the festival.

Hubs and I walked around from stage to stage checking out the artists. And the beer. And the vodka. And the Pitron. We wanted to make sure it was safe.

It was.

I like EDC so much more than Ultra Music Festival. It’s set up better, the port-o-potties are spaced out and in four different areas so it’s not a total cluster like UMF, they have more to look at and do, and more people are dressed up in fun outfits.

Check out this chick’s hair. Awesomeness.

Toward the end of the night, it started storming. Everything closed down for about 20-30 minutes. We hunkered down under the box office and never got wet. Once the lightning passed, everything opened up again.

All the lights and decorations were really cool.

Of all the artists we saw, Downlink was by far the best. They’re Dubstep, which is pretty much the only kind of techno I love. We’re buying some of their music today.

Now, it’s time to get ready for Day 2! I have lots of chores to do. One of them is very important. I want to find a pair of Aviator sunglasses, because I think those are rad. Plus, I keep looking at Megan’s twitter picture and drooling over her them.

All day festivals make for less blog reading time. I’ll catch up with what you all are doing on Sunday and Monday. But just so I’m not missing anything, tell me something you’re doing today in the comments. Smile


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9 responses to “Electric Daisy Carnival Day 1

  1. That looks so cool, you go to the coolest places!

    I am… debating which Garmin to get, the 305 or the 610. The decision is seriously driving me crazy.

  2. That looks amazing.. I’m so sad I missed this year 😦 Especially since I’m in Orlando! Don’t roll to hard!

  3. I’ve never been to a music festival or carnival, so it sounds like lots of fun!

    I went to pick up my race number and package this morning for my first half tomorrow! So excited and nervous

  4. Woah, that is some INTENSE hair. I feel like she must need some kind of scaffold for it. Hope you are having fun at day 2! I’m just sitting around enjoying the idea of not having to work tomorrow.

  5. EDC!!! I went to the one in Austin when I was a freshman in college in 2001. Good times!

  6. That hair reminds me of one of the characters off the Grinch Stole Christmas.

  7. I’m totes stalking your blog, btw. It’s quite amusing. Oh, and i totes have a pair of those “blah, blah, blah” underwear.

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