Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas
It’s a weekend of merriment, filled with outdoor music and dancing, in the Nevada desert, after the Electric Daisy Carnival opened in Las Vegas on Friday. Those who joined in the revelry may have fun in any of the 26 carnival rides available, and admire kaleidoscope sculptures and pyrotechnic displays.
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been transformed into psychedelic central, at least for the weekend. There are LED screens and booming speakers across the Speedway, which now plays host to party-goers dressed in the psychedelic best. Some wore sparkly tutus with furry boots, while others simply stripped down to their skivvies.
The Carnival’s popularity, however, extends beyond these features; the electronic music festival has long been associated with heavy drug use, where revelers spend a weekend having fun by overindulging.
A report on the Boston Herald revealed that as of press time Saturday, an estimated three hundred people have already received medical care; at least five have already been taken to area hospitals. Police already made 21 arrests, most of which were drug related, and removed 31 people from the event.
All that still pales in comparison, however, to last year’s carnival, where a 15-year-old girl ended up dead. The death, according to the report, prompted this year’s move from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
The organizers of the Electric Daisy Carnival hope to veer attention away from the event’s association with drug use, though, and bring more focus on the electronic music greats that are participating in the event, such as Tiesto, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia.Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Daisy Carnival drug abuse, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas