A Raucuous Good Time at Insomniac's Electric Daisy CarnivalJune 27, 2011 By: Alissa Ponchione
When a three-day concert festival arrives, people listen, or in the case of Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival, they dance into the wee hours of the morning. Held this past weekend from June 24–27, with more than 200 performers and an estimated 80,000 in attendance, this year’s festival was nothing short of amazing.
The festival showcased some of the best talent in house music, transforming Las Vegas Motor Speedway into an eclectic variety of performers and other carnival revelry that included Ferris wheels, fun houses, carnival fare and more.
However, fans gathered to hear some of the world’s most popular DJs, including Benny Benassi, Tiesto, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex as well as Richie Hawtin, Green Velvet and Rusko.
On the final night, headliners Swedish House Mafia played to a swelling crowd of 40,000 festivalgoers, with special guest vocalist John Martin taking center stage in a surprise reveal. Afterward, crowds were presented with a 10-minute fireworks show that had Red Bull skydivers shooting off flames, lighting up the sky during the two-hour experience.
And it wasn’t just the music that created pervasive excitement, entertainment included dancers, fire twirlers, aerialists, stilt walkers and more, immersing attendees in a full sensory experience and showcasing talented DJs from all over the world who delivered an unforgettable good time that only can happen in Vegas.