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Businesses expect very profitable bottom line after EDC

Reported by: Marissa Mike
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Updated: 6/11/2012 4:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- After raking in millions of dollars from the three-day Electric Daisy Carnival, the show ended for organizers and hosts.

Businesses report that the EDC lit up their financial books.

Last year EDC brought in more than a $130 million.

Those who bought tickets came in to the valley with cash, and they spent it all day and all night through the entire weekend and into the early morning hours today.

Safety was a chief concern after drug-related deaths at previous EDC events nationwide in recent years.

With a no-drug tolerance policy, Metro says there were no major incidents to report, but some partygoers did leave in handcuffs. Officers made more than 50 felony arrests during the weekend.

Dehydration kept the on-site medical staff busy treating overheated attendees, with some needing to go to the hospital.

The biggest complaints from fans included gridlocked traffic to and from the speedway, and the canceled performances after an early morning shutdown of the main stages on Sunday because of high wind gusts.

Many partygoers say they were glad their safety came first.

Local safety advocates say even though the weekend is over, they are already thinking about next year. Once they catch up on sleep, they will figure out what worked well and what can be improved.


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