Saturday, May 28, 2011

EDC Day 1 Report

Electric Daisy Carnival - Orlando - Day 1  CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE
So much going on simultaneously on 4 stages that I had to pick and choose who to go see. This is DJ Chris Lake (GB).
The early evening crowd at the main stage was really starting to build!
The cannons would receive future use.
Good view of the set-up of the main stage while Chris Lake performed.
Over at the neonGARDEN stage, DJ Sandy (House of Blues) was spinning House and Dance.
But during each of my visits few people were watching. The main stage was just too much of a draw.
I think this is DJ Hive spinning Electro at the bassPOD stage.
A few more people watching here but still most everyone hung out at the main stage all night.
As night fell, DJ Dirty South (SRB) took over at the kineticFIELD main stage.
He was very animated compared to some of the others.
Lots of furry boots in attendance along with across-the-forehead headbands and feathers!
Back at neonGARDEN, local favorite DJ Andy Hughes played to a few.
The DJ duo of Gabriel & Dresden (USA) came on as the crowd's excitement really began to grow.
But it was short-lived as a ferocious thunderstorm rolled over the event. Many fled for the few covered areas that existed yet many stupid partiers remained out in the open as lightning struck the area. This is something organizers and the City of Orlando are going to need to deal with next time before tragedy strikes. The lower concourse of the adjoining Citrus Bowl Stadium could have been opened to offer refuge. But after a 45-minute delay, it was "on with the show!"
Gabriel & Dresden finished their rain-shortened set.
And then it was Afrojack (NL) on the decks!
At this juncture real estate was way too valuable to give up!
He wasted no time playing his big hit Take Over Control, inserting it as his second song of the night. He commented that this was his second visit to Orlando and that he loves Orlando! Of course, don't we all!
But everyone was waiting for the biggest name of the night, Tiësto! (NL)
Some of the momentum of the evening was lost though as his appearance was delayed about 15 minutes due to technical difficulties with the changeover.
Lots of steam, fire and cool lighting effects though as he played a number of his past hits.
Now THAT's a true Tiësto fan!
A good look at the Tiësto crowd at its peak. Tiësto performs tonight in Las Vegas. Day 2 today and tonight includes my favorite Ferry Corsten but also Morgan Page and Paul Van Dyk!!


DamnMouse72 said...

Great update! Thanks Bob.... The storm was crazy last night, hope that the rain holds off today!

Anonymous said...

Great play by play, looking forward in seeing day 2 recap. This was a great event For Insomniac and Orlando!!!Oh and there was No technical difficulties before Tiesto went on, That was the plan! Inside scoop!

KingBob said...

Rain close by on Saturday night but never at the event. Just a totally awesome experience. Great event for Insomniac (and HTG). Hope they do it again next year! Thanks for the info.