Saturday, November 9, 2013

Concert Report: Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando - Day 1

Last year when I came out to the first day of EDC-Orlando around 3pm, the place I like to park along the East-West Expressway (TOLL 408) had just a few cars already parked and inside EDC it was still mostly empty.  That was not the case yesterday; my parking lot was already full and there inside large crowds had already gathered!!
And the adventure began with DJ Deniz Koyu (D) on the Kinetic Field main stage!
His set was largely the Dance/Vocal House you hear on Sirius/XM BPM.

And as you can see, a large crowd was already amassed!
Over at the Circuit Grounds stage, loud Dubstep from Luminox (USA).
With another large crowd already gathered here too!
As recommended by the Blog, short shorts and fluffies!
Spotted: Getting ready to perform, DJ Cassy (D) at the Neon Garden stage.
And she would put on a traditional non-vocal House set like you hear at clubs in Miami or Soundbar here in Orlando!
I was concerned that it didn't fit in a concert setting versus a club....but it worked!
Back at the main stage, a great vocal House/Dance set from Arty (RUS).
And the crowd was jammin'!
Visited the Kandi store.
Thousands of beads available to make hugely popular EDM bracelets.
And this young lady showing us arm-kandi to the ex-treme!
Another great set from R3HAB (NL) followed Arty.
An hour set of mostly Dubstep was then delivered by DJ duo Zeds Dead (CDN).
Which the fans liked following a day of mostly House music so far.
The Blog article with the most hits ever (thousands) is called "Zedd vs Zeds Dead".  It explains the difference between German DJ Zedd and this Canadian duo.  Google it!
Started to get really hard to get pictures.  But the best set of the night that I witnessed came from this guy, ATB (D)!
He just blew the place up with hard-driving Dance hits!
EDC has all new stages this year; all three of them much larger than what they were using here a year ago!
A mostly Trance set from Dash Berlin (NL) although he mixed in House and Dubstep songs too.
Some pretty amazing lighting displays!
EDC girls!
Paco Osuna (E) continue the pure House trend over at the Neon Garden stage.
People were really getting into it!
More EDC girls!
Final set of the night from Calvin Harris (GB), opening with his massive hit "Sweet Nothing"!
A good time was had by all!  But having stood now for 8 hours, I personally had to give it up.
For those that can't attend, you can hear some live sets on Sirius/XM 52, Electric Area. If you are planning to come out today or tonight, buy your tickets ahead of time here as Kaskade is performing for the first time ever in Orlando and the line-up also includes Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Cosmic Gate and many more!


DJMadManRay said...

Found it on Sirius/XM... thanks Bob!

zulemara said...

sad to miss it this year, the first year I've not been there! Great to see it's gaining in popularity, which I assume means it will continue into the future. Now if only they could get Guetta!

KingBob said...

Zulemara, this is what EDC says on their website:
"The beauty and overwhelming energy you brought throughout the entire weekend has truly sparked our imaginations with new ideas for next year......See you next year!" (sections omitted)

So yes, EDC returns to Orlando next year.