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Electric Daisy Carnival

Electronic Music Artist Dirty South performs during the final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday night/Monday morning June 11, 2012.
Two sets in two days with Dirty South
June 12, 2012
From Marquee Dayclub to the EDC main stage with the superstar DJ.
Electronic Music Artist Dirty South performs during the final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday night/Monday morning June 11, 2012.
A final funhouse tour of EDC Night 3
June 12, 2012
Booty shakin', romantic rides and fireworks to close out the Carnival.
Festival goers listen to electronic dance music at the Q-danceSTAGE during the final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday night/Monday morning June 11, 2012.
EDC Night 3: A stream of delirium
June 12, 2012
The first neon of EDC night 3 comes from a group of guys walking on the shoulder of the freeway, miles from the Speedway.
Fans show off their elaborate, over-the-top style at the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
Photos: From neon ballerinas to wolfmen, the eclectic styles of Electric Daisy Carnival
June 12, 2012
If there’s one thing to know about the crowd at this weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival, it’s that they don’t do anything halfway -- and ...

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Festivalgoers listen to electronic dance music at the Circuit Grounds stage during the final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
EDC Night 3: 'Let's never leave this place'
June 11, 2012
A last night under the neon halo.
The second night of the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival featuring Headhunterz, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris and Martin Solveig at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Pedestrian hit outside Electric Daisy Carnival in critical condition
June 11, 2012
A pedestrian was in extremely critical condition after he was hit by a truck outside the Electric Daisy Carnival shortly before the festival ended this morning, authorities said.

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Markus Schulz (left) joins Armin Van Buuren for a live Sirus XM broadcast after Electric Daisy Carnival's Night 2 shutdown.
Behind the scenes with DJ Markus Schulz, Electric Daisy Carnival hero
June 10, 2012
Instead of bailing out when winds wreaked havoc on Night 2, he continued making music.
Night 1 of the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival featuring Afrojack, Kaskade and Sebastian Ingrosso at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 8, 2012.
EDC hints at special surprises for Night 3
June 10, 2012
Insomniac welcomes Saturday ticket-holders back to the festival for Sunday night.
Night 2 of the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival featuring Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Martin Solveig and Headhunterz at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Saturday's Electric Daisy Carnival ticket holders can get in free on final night
June 10, 2012
After windy weather spoiled the second night of the Electric Daisy Carnival, the festival’s producer has offered a compromise to disappointed partygoers.

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Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr.'s WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Bradley won a controversial split decision in the 12-round bout and is now 29-0.
Photos: Manny Pacquiao is stopped by Timothy Bradley, ‘three blind mice’
June 10, 2012
What a memorable Saturday night in The Entertainment Capital of the World. First, an upset and controversial decision at the sold-out Manny ...
A fan holds up a sign for DJ Kaskade at Electric Daisy Carnival Night 1 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 8, 2012.
And the crowd melts: A stream-of-consciousness take on EDC Night 1
June 10, 2012
Rad trancy beats and DJ dream teams at the Speedway.
The 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival is shut down the early morning hours of Sunday, June 10, 2012, due to high winds and safety precautions at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
High winds put Electric Daisy Carnival on hold during second night
June 10, 2012
Insomniac says the show will go on as scheduled Sunday night.
Night 2 of the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival featuring Bassnectar, Calvin Harris (pictured here), Martin Solveig and Headhunterz at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Photos: Night 2 of Electric Daisy Carnival shut down amid strong winds, safety concerns
June 10, 2012
Saturday night at the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival was anticipated by many to be the most eventful of the three-day festival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but few could have predicted that it would be the result of extreme weather conditions.

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Night 1 of the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival featuring Afrojack, Kaskade and Sebastian Ingrosso at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 8, 2012.
Five ways EDC 2012 differed from its inaugural Las Vegas installment
June 9, 2012
The space, the crowd and more.
2012 Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV on June 8, 2012.  RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital. ***HOUSE COVERAGE***
EDC essentials: a writer completes his carnival to-do list
June 9, 2012
Because there's more to experience than just some good EDM.
Afrojack spins at the first night of Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, June 8, 2012.
The seven wonders of Electric Daisy Carnival Night 1
June 9, 2012
An Afrojack orgasm, astro-bunnies and sensory overload inside the Speedway's neon ant farm.
Festival goers stand in front of a backlit screen during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival early Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
EDC Day 1 off to a smooth start
June 9, 2012
Approximately 115,000 fans poured into the Speedway for the festival's first night.
Performers ride a cart through the crowd during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival early Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Initial reports say Electric Daisy Carnival off to smooth start
June 9, 2012
It's around 4 a.m. when DJ Steve Aoki starts pouring sparkling wine on himself, and one gets the feeling that the first night of Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is at its peak. Rapper Iggy Azalea appears alongside Aoki; the spitfire's set works the crowd further into a frenzy. Whether pressed against the stage or lingering by an “Electric Lemonade” stand, there isn’t a single person who isn’t dancing for as far as the eye can see.

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DJ Tiesto, at XS in January, uses the web to stream performances to fans around the world.
Examining the business of partying at EDMbiz
June 8, 2012
Cosmopolitan hosts EDC-fueled music and club conference.
Nervo is scheduled to perform at this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival June 8-10, 2012.
Electric Daisy Carnival: Tables are turning for women in the DJ world
June 8, 2012
When most people think of women and the Electric Daisy Carnival, a stereotype might come to mind: A scantily clad siren decked out in pasties and holding glowsticks, writhing about a go-go cage. But that’s beginning to change.

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DJ Afrojack at the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 25, 2011.
Celebrity preview: Celine Dion, Electric Daisy Carnival and Manny Pacquiao return to town
June 8, 2012
While sports fans will be ecstatic over the showdown with a front-row celebrity turnout, music fans will be even wilder with the 16th Annual ...
Dina Bronshteyn,31, of Orlando, Fla. jumps on lighted rings during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 24, 2011.
Dressing for the Electric Daisy Carnival
June 8, 2012
First the oh-so-important basics: Beat the heat, stay comfy and keep it cheap. You’re sure to get dirty, sweaty, boozy and glittery, so go with clothes you don’t mind bringing home with a thick coating of dust (or sparkles). Now for the fun stuff: Halloween is still four months away, but if you’re at the speedway this weekend, almost anything goes.
Workers put the finishing touches on a giant daisy for the Electric Daisy Carnival Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Las Vegas speedway revving up for Electric Daisy Carnival
June 8, 2012
The name Electric Daisy Carnival has a benign ring to it, like a cross between a geeky tech convention and a flower show. But the three-night music-dance festival that will reverberate this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the biggest DJ-driven music events of its kind in North America — and it could generate upward of $136 million for the Clark County economy.

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A sculpture waits to be placed at the Electric Daisy Carnival Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
EDC 101: What to bring, where to park and how to get there
June 8, 2012
Here's a quick checklist of what you'll need to know to navigate the three-day Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend.
One of the stages is seen during a media preview of the Electric Daisy Carnival Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
A sneak peek at the Electric Daisy Carnival festival grounds
June 7, 2012
The Speedway looks like a "small city," with 115,000 attendees expected per night.
Richie Hawtin has big plans for his Saturday night Enter stage at Electric Daisy Carnival.
Techno veteran Richie Hawtin talks Electric Daisy Carnival and Deadmau5’s mom
June 7, 2012
A Q&A from the Sun's sister publication Las Vegas Weekly with techno veteran Richie Hawtin, who will make an appearance at this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Michael Grimm performs at Ovation Lounge at Green Valley Ranch on May 9, 2011.
Weekend best bets: Pacquaio vs. Bradley, Electric Daisy Carnival, Idina Menzel
June 7, 2012
Expect a lot of tutus and neon tights in the hotels this weekend as electronic dance music fans swarm Las Vegas for the Electric Daisy Carnival held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from June 24-26, 2011.
Getting to know EDC goers could help Las Vegas in the long run
June 7, 2012
An Insomniac study estimated last year's festival generated $136.4 million for the local economy.
The 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from June 24-26, 2011.
500 Metro officers on duty at EDC 2012
June 7, 2012
Last year, the dance music fest counted 61 arrests over three days.
Metro officers and security handcuff a Festival goer as the sun begins to rise during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, June 26, 2011.
Metro Police hope for even fewer arrests at Electric Daisy Carnival
June 7, 2012
The dance ended early for 61 attendees at the 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway when they were arrested by Metro Police. Authorities considered that double-digit number a success. This year, police hope to make that number even smaller.

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