Electric Daisy Carnival

Jun 13, 2013

EDC Vegas ProTip #9 Do Not Miss a Sunrise at the Festival

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

I’ve talked about chap stick, lockers, shuttle passes, club events, pool parties and more so now it’s time to talk about an import part of the experience, the sunrise. This may take a lot of effort depending on your endurance and level of partying but I can promise you that it’ll be a moment that’ll live with you for the rest of your life. It could be considered a sad moment on the final morning as the party comes to an end but it’s a great time to start counting down until EDC 2014.

As the sun rises over the mountains in Nevada and the best music in the world is playing you’ll just be looking around smiling and happy that you’ve made it. The electric sky turns into a blue sky with a hot fireball burning down on your tired and sweaty body but it’s a moment to really take it all in and realized you’ve gone the distance. The sky will start turning light after 5AM with the sunrise at approximately 5:24AM which is enough time to take it all in before the music turns off at 5:30AM.

Here’s a view from the VIP area of the Circuit Grounds stage in 2012.

EDC 2012 Sunrise

With so many stages there’s likely to be a genre of music playing that you love so find that spot and dance into the morning. If you’re too tired just relax and listen and take it all in. If you really want to just take it all in and relax head over to Cosmic Meadow and take a sit in the stands.

EDC Sunrise 2

Prepare your sun glasses for the long walk back to the shuttle bus and then close your eyes and take a nap on the way back to the strip.

Here’s a video of Aly & Fila playing towards the final moments of Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 as the sun was beginning to light up the sky.

You can see the sky beginning to light up here as Fedde Le Grand closed out the main stage of EDC 2012.

About the ProTips: I’ve been counting down the days until Electric Daisy Carnival with a tip a day until the day of the festival. There’ll be more to come after this one and you can view ALL of them here.

Previous ProTips:

#10 TEN THINGS TO HAVE READY BY FRIDAY

#11 SHARE THIS PICTURE

#12 YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE, TOO LATE TO START LIFTING

#13 DON’T LISTEN TO ANY MORE RECENT MIXES

#14 HAVE A PLAN B

#15 AVOID MAKING EDC BABIES

#16 HAVE ONE CREDIT CARD READY FOR HOTEL CHECK IN

#17 DON’T CROWD SURF

#18 PLAN YOUR DAYS WITH YOUR GROUP

#19 GETTING FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL

#20 PLAN YOUR MONEY, SAVE MONEY FOR THE TRIP HOME

#21 NO OPEN CONTAINERS IF YOU’RE DRIVING

#22 BE NICE, DO NOT JUDGE AND HAVE FUN

#23 LAST CHANCE TO ORDER ANYTHING ONLINE

#24 GET TO KNOW THE BARTENDER, FOOD VENDOR, ETC

#25 PLAN FOR THE WORST HANGOVER OF YOUR LIFE

#26 ALCOHOL AND THE HEAT ARE YOUR ENEMY

#27 TIME STAMP TEXT MESSAGES

#28 THE DEUCE BUS ON THE STRIP IS SLOW

#29 DRIVING TO THE FESTIVAL

#30 WEAR A WATCH FOR TIME

#31 DOG TAGS WITH YOUR NAME AND NUMBER FOR KEYS

#32 BRING AN EXTRA CELL PHONE BATTERY OR CHARGING ATTACHMENT

#33 EXPECT A THOROUGH SEARCH

#34 MAKE A PLAN TO STAY TOGETHER AND A PLAN IF YOU GET SEPARATED

#35 STAY OFF OF FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

#36 TIP THE FREE WATER PEOPLE

#37 BUY A SMOOTHIE

#38 BUYING AND SELLING TICKETS NOW THAT IT’S SOLD OUT

#39 HOW TO CHECK THE SHIPPING STATUS OF YOUR TICKETS

#40 BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO BACKUP PICS OR USE A CLOUD APP

#41 INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLER’S CHECK YOUR PHONE PLANS

#42 RACHEL’S AWESOME GUIDE TO THE BATHROOMS

#43 TAKE PICTURES BUT DON’T BE A PHOTOGRAPHER

#44 DON’T FEAR THE K9 UNIT VAN

#45 WARMUP AND STRETCH BEFORE YOU GO WILD

#46 DON’T FEAR THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL IF SOMETHING IS WRONG

#47 BE CAUTIOUS OF PEOPLE TRYING TO SELL YOU THINGS ON THE STRIP

#48 BE PREPARED FOR CIGARETTE SMOKE

#49 PRINT OUT OR WRITE DOWN PHONE NUMBERS

#50 PRINT OUT YOUR FLIGHT AND HOTEL INFO

#51 REMEMBER IT’S AN EXPERIENCE, NOT A CONCERT

#52 READ THE LINEUP ABOUT 500 TIMES A MINUTE

#53 PREVENT YOURSELF FROM BEING A GRUMPY PAIN IN THE ASS

#54 READ THE GUIDELINES TO KNOW WHAT’S PROHIBITED

#55 FOUR REASONS TO RENT A LOCKER

#56 EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS

#57 ENERGY GELS, GRANOLA, PROTEIN AND MEAL REPLACEMENT BARS

#58 BE A TOURIST, CHECK OUT SOME FREE VEGAS ATTRACTIONS

#59 BEING PREPARED FOR THE POOL PARTIES

#60 REMEMBER GROUND CONTROL IS FOR US, NOT AGAINST US

#61 WRIST WALLET OR RUNNERS WAIST PACK INSTEAD OF POCKETS

#62 SUNSCREEN FOR THE DAY AND FESTIVAL LINE

#63 PACK LIGHT

#64 DON’T BE AFRAID TO SLEEP

#65 BRING A WIFI ROUTER TO SHARE YOUR ROOMS CONNECTION

#66 MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF LICENSE, PASSPORT AND CREDIT CARDS

#67 GET CASH FROM THE ATM BEFORE HEADING TO THE FESTIVAL

#68 HELP OUT A FELLOW RAVER

#69 TELL YOUR PARENTS WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN VEGAS AND WHEN BACK HOME

#70 THREE SEALED PACKS OF GUM

#71 TELL YOUR BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES

#72 THINK ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE

#73 BUY AN INSOMNIAC WATER BOTTLE OR CAMELBAK

#74 EDUCATE YOURSELF AND KNOW THAT LESS IS MORE

#75 DO NOT EXPECT CELL PHONE SERVICE

#76 GO ON THE RIDES

#77 COMFORT OVER FASHION

#78 START SAVING MONEY IMMEDIATELY

#79 DON’T BE A PRISONER

#80 WATER WATER WATER WATER

#81 BUY A SHUTTLE PASS

#82: DON’T FORGET CHAP STICK



About the Author

Keith Wozniak
Founder of this web site, I have also has been involved with raves since 1999 as a raver, flyer guy, owned a promotion company throwing small and large events and also ran one of the first Dancesafe chapters. I've done it all and have never thought the scene was dead. Also writes for SchulzArmy.com




 
 

 

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