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EDC 2013:

As partygoers make their exodus, little parts of the Electric Daisy Carnival remain

Festival likely to have generated millions in economic impact; DJs can still be found in town

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Steve Marcus

Performers are shown during the third day of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway early Monday morning, June 24, 2013.

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Attendees dance to a set by DJ Mat Zo during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Launch slideshow »

With their fuzzy boots and neon tutus safely packed away, revelers continue to stream out of Las Vegas after three nights of partying from dusk until dawn at the Electric Daisy Carnival.

The three-day electronic dance music extravaganza drew about 115,000 people Friday, Saturday and Sunday, according to event organizer Insomniac Productions.

Attendees came from all 50 states and 46 different countries, packing hotels along the Strip and pumping millions into the local economy. Last year’s carnival generated an estimated $200 million in economic impact, according to Insomniac.

The festival, headlined by some of the world’s most popular Djs, transformed the Las Vegas Motor Speedway into a psychedelic wonderland filled with lights, thumping music and dozens of carnival rides.

There were no major incidents reported at the festival — arrests were mostly related to narcotics, according to Metro Police — and festivalgoers were pleased with better traffic control that made getting to and from the speedway much easier and quicker than in years past.

Fans will have to wait a year until the carnival returns to the desert, but until then, they can still catch many of the same DJs during their regular performances at nightclubs along the Strip.

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