Sure, we have our issues with the predictability of Electric Daisy Carnival's lineup this year: With the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta and Afrojack on the bill, it was about as surprising as taxes. The talent seemed to reflect Coachella's lineup in April which, in turn, mirrored last year's EDC.
We've said enough about that. The truth is that Electric Daisy is probably the most urgent, youthful music festival in North America, and it has the nation's largest main stage to prove it.
Here are the five reasons why Electric Daisy Carnival, which was held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the weekend, rules:
5. Safety first. Wow. Never thought you'd here this from us. After suffering a public-relations black eye in 2010 when a 15-year-old who sneaked into EDC L.A. died from an ecstasy overdose, organizers have really tightened up their act. It really sucked for a lot of weekend warriors hoping to catch the likes of Tiesto and Steve Aoki vs. Blue Man Group, but pulling the plug early Saturday as high winds buffeted stages was the right thing to do.