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Organizers, fans start plans for next year's Electric Daisy Carnival

Reported by: Rob Munoz
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Updated: 6/11/2012 12:38 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- The three-day Electric Daisy Carnival ran without a hitch, with a hiccup from the wind on Saturday night.But the carnival left with a major bruise when a man from Florida was hit by a car leaving the event.

It was an asterisk as the sun rose, and at the end of the three-day event now in its second year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson said an inebriated event-goer was hit while leaving.

“What we had was a 31-year-old male from Florida was attempting to cross Las Vegas Boulevard when we had a white pickup truck that was travelling southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard ended up striking the pedestrian,” Hixson said.

The victim was left clinging to life at University Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

The accident made traffic worse when 100,000 people emptied out onto local streets, and was the only major blemish on the festival.

“It was amazing,” said April Rose, who came to EDC from San Francisco. “the time of my life. I'm waiting 365 days until the next one.”

“The best experience of your life,” said Alex Fichera of Aspen, Colo. “Unlike anything else you'll ever see.”

And while most had been going since sunset the night before, there were others determined to keep the party going.

The Electric Daisy Carnival -- now among the largest music festivals in the country -- drew an average of 100,000 people for three nights. This was a can’t-miss event for fans of electronic dance music.

Metro says 29 arrests were made for narcotics. The other only major roadblock was when Saturday's festivities were cut short because of high wind with 90,000 already in the gates. Those turned away that night were invited on Sunday night for free.

Insomniac Events has signed with the Speedway to return next year.
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