Ep.376 – 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival @ The Los Angeles Coliseum 06/25/10-06/26/10
Jul 7th, 2010
Category: 12th Planet, A-Trak, Boys Noize, DeadMau5, Duck Sauce, Electric Daisy Carnival, Lil Jon, Los Angeles, Moby, MSTRKRFT, Steve Aoki, Swedish House Mafia, Travis X A-Trak, Video Concert Reviews, Weezer, will.i.am, Wolfgang Gartner, Z Trip
Wow EDC 2010 was a rush! This was the 3rd year I have attended EDC and have to say that it has been the only year that I have not been disappointed. The festival grounds were expanded from last years, solving a large amount of the congestion problems that EDC has faced in the past. The lighting, special effects, stage set ups and fire works went far beyond Insomniacs usual standard which was already far superior to any other festival.
With over 90 thousand dance music fans attending each day the Los Angeles Coliseum and Exposition park hosted the biggest party Los Angeles will see this year. It truly is something that you have to experience to believe. World class performers, fireworks going off throughout the night, giant LCD screens lining entire stages, a sound system that could probably blow the paint off a car and a slew of neon lit carnival rides.
Performers included the likes of Steve Aoki, (joined on stage by both the lead singer of Weezer, Rivers Cuomo, and legendary hip hop MC Lil Jon) Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia (tons of people were talking about these guys all weekend long), Travis x A-Trak, Benny Benassi, Boys Noize, MSTRKRFT and Z-Trip.
One of the coolest things about this festival for me was how many times Lil Jon showed up. Not only did he make appearances during Steve Aoki’s set, but he also popped up at Laidback Luke, Afro Jack, Moby, Travis X A-Trak and Benny Benassi. I love when an MC makes his way around a festival and especially Lil Jon! It just brings so much to the party.
Another thing we thought was really cool about this event was the “Stand Up and Dance Team.” This was a group of 20 something adults that walked around the festival grounds making sure that attendees were alright and able to stand up and dance. Large groups of people sitting is often a problem at these type of event and can lead to serious injury’s or fights. I am also fairly sure they found several people who were under the weather and who’s time it was to go home. Usually this is done by large, mean security guards who don’t really care about the safety of the attendees and are more then willing to push them around.
I know most of you have probably heard a lot of bad press about this event in the last week. In regards to how many people were injured and overdosed from illegal hard core street drugs. Its all a giant exaggeration! The people who rushed the gates and jumped over fences were in the minority that just didn’t use common sense.
My heart does go out to the families that lost loved ones at the event, but when it comes to teens you really do need to ask yourself, “Do you know where your children are and what they are doing?” There is nothing wrong with talking to your kids about drugs! In fact, if you take the time to do that, they will most likely never run into an issue with them. I hate to blame it on the parents but everyone has been quick to point their fingers at the promoters who are just trying to put on an event that everyone can enjoy.
Final thoughts: I had a great time at EDC and will attend this event in the future. Highlights included performances by Boyz Noize, 12th planet, Lil Jon, Travis X Atrak, Benny Benassi, Duck Sauce, MSTRKRFT, Swedish House Mafia and Wolfgang Gartner. As previously stated the lighting and effects at EDC were out of this world.
Special thanks to Bryan Linares of Dim Mak Records, Alex Greenberg and John Ochoa of MSOPR and Jim Donnelly.
Make sure to check out these killer PHOTO ALBUMS from EDC 2010