It must be said that if you never been to the Electric Daisy Carnival, then hopefully after this posts you will be inspired to do so. This past Saturday, I had one of the greatest experiences of my life. It was an experience that had a slow and steady build up like a David Guetta set. The experience kicked off down in Grand Central station on the 7 train heading over to CitiField. The station had a festival feel with plenty college girls seen wearing the signature festival look of a crop top, daisy duke shorts, flower head band, and flats. As the ride progressed, the atmosphere continued to build and build from fans coming in with festival inspired paint and headgear, and then before you know it we had officially arrived we all broke out in a Seven Nation Army chant heading over to CitiField.
Whether you was a media member, 1 Day pass holder or if you bought the entire weekend package, you definitely got your money worth. From the free rides, amazing variety of food for purchase, and an amazing selection of DJs to check out do their thing from acts such as LA based DJ/ Producer Drezo, the all ways energetic and entertaining anonymous DJ Marshmello, Adventure Club, co headliners Zedd and DJ Snake and my favorite act of the day Afro Jack.
Afro Jack had one of the most diverse sets of the day featuring music of various sounds as well as debuting new music that he says is about six months away but in his words “Fuck it where in New York”.
Check out this video courtesy of Jose Reyes below of Afro Jack’s set.
The day’s festivities was headlined by DJ Snake. DJ Snake played up to the NYC crowd with his intro of Lil John’s “Welcome to NYC bitch” line from his collaboration with Alvaro & Mercer. Snake built anticipation throughout the set as he slowly got into some of his most popular tracks such as Turn Down for What featuring Lil John. Having DJ Snake as the night’s headliner was a brilliant move as he kept the energy going after a brief moment of rain during the evening and his set played in well with the atmosphere and stage embellishments.
As someone such as myself who is a casual fan of EDM music, I truly enjoyed myself. I was able to gather around with friends and others from all walks of life regardless of ethnicity, age(18+), and gender. Even if coming into this festival you didn’t know any of the feature acts, there effort and energy was so infectious that you came away a fan of these talented DJs. The event had something for everybody so whether you’re a casual listener such as myself or a hardcore fan that is not only a fan of the heavy hitters in the genre but the upcomers such as Oliver Heldens and Alison Wonderland, then you certainly didn’t go home disappointed. I highly encourage you to check out the upcoming EDC Festival in Las Vegas from June 17th to the 19th.