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Electric Daisy Carnival set to bring fun, dancing and money

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Updated: 6/07/2012 5:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) – Usually it's NASCAR fans that pack the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This weekend, the ravers are taking over for the Electric Daisy Carnival.

Not only do Electric Daisy diehards pay good money for a one-of-a-kind experience, organizers are responsible for keeping everyone safe.

Over the next three days, more than 350,000 electronic music fans will flock to the Speedway.

According to Insomniac Events, the Electric Daisy Carnival brings in an estimated $136 million to our area.

Las Vegas took over the event from Los Angeles last year, and this weekend's festival is expected to be even more grand.

EDC sold out two weeks ago. The block of hotel rooms along the Las Vegas Strip assigned to the festival are also sold out.

With seven stages and 18 pieces of curated art, insomniac promises the EDC displays rival the Olympics.

Electronic music is the focus, with DJs around every corner. Security is extremely tight: All fans are screened for drugs, alcohol and weapons.

Hydration is another concern. There is plenty of water available throughout the show.

Erika Raney of Insomniac Events says every safety detail is taken into consideration so the fans can enjoy the EDC adventure.

Shuttling all those fans to the Speedway is another element Insomniac has thought through. This year, EDC attendees can take a helicopter ride. Lots of limos and buses are rented out.

And the good news for local commuters: the ravers usually stick around until the sun comes up but before rush hour.

EDC begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Speedway.
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