Saturday, November 11, 2017

EDC Orlando - Day 1

The day had finally arrived!  The 7th Edition of Electric Daisy Carnival - Orlando.
Rushed right over to the neonGARDEN stage which for Day 1 had been taken over by Dreamstate for a night of Trance!
Was only able to catch the final ten minutes of DJ Kristina Sky (USA).
Located in a much-larger tent than they had last year!
The crowd was just building as DJ Grum (GB) would quickly take over.
With an overcast sky all day and temps in the low 80's, the weather was perfect!
The EDC grounds were expanded this year for the first time to take over this parking lot on the other side of Rio Grande Avenue. It allowed overall capacity to increase from last year's 43,000 cap to at least 50,000.
It would be used for the home of the new circuitGROUNDS stage.
Taken over on Day 1 by Bassrush, it would be the all night home of mostly Heavy Bass music. DJ
René Lavice (CDN) was on stage during my visit doing a DnB set.
Corona Electric Beach was back again this year offering sand.....
And DJ's!
Boombox Art Car replaces Smirnoff House as a bonus stage this year. The building is shaped like an 90's era boombox!
It would be the only stage with consistent House music all day as demonstrated here by DJ XTA-C (USA).
Finally, a visit to the kineticFIELD main stage!
It was impressive by day.....wait 'till you see it at night!
Recently-formed DJ trio Brohug (S) on the decks featuring John Dahlbäck playing EDM.
EDC is about the music but it's also about the fun!
Super kites!
VIP ball pit!
And lots of pretty girls! EDC could pocket all the profits but they invest back into the product and every year we've seen the offerings get better and better!
Acrobatic teepee.
Back in the neonGARDEN for DJ Alex DiStefano (I).
Spotted in VIP: DJ's Lil'B & Suzy Solar (USA) with Kerri.
Spotted on the dance floor: Nerissa & Hasan
Spotted up front: Denise
Spotted in the Electric Tunnel: DJ Robb Blak (USA) with Harley.
Fast-paced Tech Trance set from DJ Liquid Soul (CH).
Getting packed under the tent!
At the Boombox, this group enjoying House music!
Things were getting zany!
With music from DJ Ciszak (BR).
House music all day/night long!
As day turned into night, huge crowd at the main stage!
DJ Rezz (CDN) in her trademark lighted goggles doing EDM and Bass!
Nice crowd dancing in the sand at Electric Beach.
DJ Mahalo (USA) also delivering a House set!
New Jersey was represented!  Indeed, people from all over come to Orlando for Electric Daisy Carnival as it's already turned cold up north and we're told the City of Orlando is easy to work with to put together an event of this magnitude!
Back to circuitGROUNDS, now lit up in splendor!
Breaks/DnB set from DC Breaks & Loadstar (both GB).
And a Heavy Bass set from Crizzly (GB).
With faux-head banging from the crowd! I don't get it, lol, but they do, and that's all that counts!
EDC becomes an electric splendor after it gets dark!
Electric daisies!
Electric girls!
Electric carnival rides!
Electric trees!
Electric mushrooms!
Electric Tunnel.

 Electric shoes!
Spotted at circuitGROUNDS: MGM Grand Event Photographer Evan.
Spotted on the dance floor: Brandy with Mark
Spotted in kineticFIELD VIP: Blog-favorite DJ Leony (USA).
DJ Jauz (USA) dropping his new single "Ghost" and having vocalist GG Magree out there singing it. Bonus points for this!
Absolutely packed now! Huge Day 1 crowd and it will likely sell out today for Day 2. If you're going, you need to go early!
The lasers came on as Seven Lions (USA) did his quasi-Trance set.
Spotted on the dance floor: The crew from Promo Only along with, in the teal bunny suit, radio jocks Brian Fink with Laura Lewe from 93.3FLZ in Tampa.
Along with DJ's Tony Z (Walt Disney World) & David Z (Orlando City Lions)!
Spotted later incognito!
Back in the neonGARDEN tent from Aly & Fila (ET).
Great Trance set from Fila!
Super-packed in here now!
Back at the cassette deck for more craziness!
DJ Saeed Younan (USA) on the decks!
The entire grounds were hard to move about and it will be even more packed tonight!
Spotted on the dance floor: Sarah, Michelle & Jaime Anne
At the main stage, a mostly Trap tag team set from A-Trak (CDN) & Diplo (USA).
While Gareth Emery (GB) would close-out the Trance stage for my final act of the night too!
Confetti explosion!
A good time was had by all! Again, if you're coming today, come early if you don't already have a ticket because numbers are limited and this will sell-out. The lineup today includes Alan Walker (N), Kaskade (USA), Green Velvet (USA), Galantis (S) and closing sets from Zedd (D) and Armin van Buuren (NL)!  It's gonna be amazing!


Patrick said...

Bob, you made the gallery!

KingBob said...