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EDC: Sinfully Awesome

Posted: June 8, 2012 by jerkmag in BLARE -- music
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Held in Sin City this year, (more known as Las Vegas, Nevada) the Electric Daisy Carnival is having its annual carnival. Though, don’t let the festive name trick you, Electric Daisy Carnival is the carnival where fun, sin, and “Molly” is your best friend. The Electric Daisy Carnival is a three-day festival that focuses on one thing and one thing only, TECHNO. Artists including as Benny Benassi, David Guetta, Flux Pavilion, and frat’s at Syracuse personal favorite, Avicii, will be combined with other various artists for a three day neon raging fiesta.

This year, the line up for the Electric Daisy Carnival hosts more than a hundred artists, the most that EDC has hosted. With all tickets sold out, EDC expects over 300,000 attendees from all around the US, one of these places being our very own, Syracuse, NY. Each year after the stressful semester, students like Charlotte Roxanne (a junior here at Syracuse) attend EDC to have fun, go wild, and of course, P.L.U.R.

Charlotte Roxanne, a student here at Syracuse, is attending the EDC in Las Vegas. Not looking like the usual “raver,” Charlotte has attended EDC since 2010 in Los Angeles (the year it had been banned.) Since then, Charlotte attended many EDC’s and became infatuated though, not just for the partying and awesome music, but rather, the amazing culture it brings.

“In the beginning, I can’t lie, it was a venue to get fucked up at with friends and dance. But somewhere along the line I became engrossed in the music. I love seeing DJs perform and comparing sets from different shows” states Charlotte, “But now, it’s about the music and the fun I have with my friends who are just as big of fans of the culture. There’s seriously nothing like this music live- I promise you.”

Though seen as a rave with kiddies running around with glow sticks and Hello Kitty bags, EDC is much more than just a “rave.” Rather, EDC is three-day festival in Vegas that combines culture, music, and little pills with Spongebob on them to celebrate the thing that we college students love, sin.

-Lakota Gambill

Think Lady Gaga has history?  According  to Billboard, “When Stefani ‘Lady Gaga’ Germanotta was an 18-year-old New York University sophomore, DJ Tiesto was DJ’ing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.”

DJ Tiesto will join the lineup of techno DJ’s hitting the Syracuse area this tonight at the Oncenter.  DJ Chuckie headlined Dayglow at the Oncenter earlier this month on September 2nd, and Avicii opened for B.o.B on September 11th at Juice Jam.

Tiesto is a world renowned DJ who has had a name for himself for quite some time.  This specific tour, though, is something new to him.  For the first time Tiesto is reaching out to conquer the minds of college students on his Club Life Campus Invasion Tour.  Tiesto is even on the cover of Billboard Magazine this month.

His worldwide manager, Michael Cohen of Complete Control, commented on this upcoming tour in the magazine saying,  “College kids are really discovering this much and scene for the first time, and they need a test of the Tiesto experience.  It’s almost a rite of passage.”

So frolic to American Apparel and buy all the neon you can, seek out your best friend Molly, and risk your life for a night you will never forget (or maybe never even remember it existed).  Here is one of Tiesto’s better known songs, “Escape Me.”

-Hayley Isaacson