A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: The 20th Anniversary of EDC In 10 Stunning Photos

By Crystal Garcia for Electronica Life

It’s said that a word can paint a thousand pictures, as well as a picture being worth a thousand words. While we usually convey our thoughts of post festival reviews in words sprinkled with a few pictures, this time we’re going for the latter. With a plethora of beautiful and enthralling images created at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival, we felt it was only fitting to this time focus on the artful creation captured at the 20th Anniversary celebration of EDC. Scroll on to see our favorite moments at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway come to life in vivid imagery.

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(Jake West for Insomniac)

WELCOME TO EDC 2016! THIS IS YOUR PLAYGROUND FOR THREE DAYS, MAKE IT YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE. DO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, LOVE LIKE YOU NEVER HAVE BEFORE, AND LIVE THE MOMENTS YOU COULD ONLY PREVIOUSLY DREAM OF. NOW GO, CREATE THE MEMORIES YOU’LL REMEMBER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

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(Skyler Greene for Insomniac)

BE FREE TO LET YOUR INNER CHILD WANDER AT EDC, JUST LIKE THIS ADORABLE GIRL IS WITH HER TWO JELLYFISH FRIENDS BY HER SIDE ALL NIGHT. ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE IN AWE AND AMAZEMENT BY THE ABUNDANCE OF SIGHTS, SOUNDS AND COLORS BEFORE YOU.

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(Freedom Film LLC for Insomniac)

YOU MIGHT BE ONE TO TRAVEL TO VEGAS AND ARRIVE AT EDC SOLO, BUT YOU’LL NEVER ACTUALLY BE ALONE WITHIN THIS COMMUNITY. AS SOON AS YOU GET ON THAT DANCE FLOOR, YOU’LL BE MAKING NEW FRIENDS THAT MAY TURN INTO FAMILY. SO GET MOVING, THEY’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOUR ARRIVAL.

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(Tavit Daniel for Insomniac)

PUT YOUR OWN SPIN ON EDC AND IMPERSONATE YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHERO CHARACTERS FROM CHILDHOOD WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND WHILE DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY TO SOUNDS FROM A LARGER THAN LIFE GIANT NEON BOOMBOX IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DESERT. BECAUSE…WHY NOT?

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(Felicia Garcia for Insomniac)

SUPPORT THE FEMALE DJ’S LIKE ANNA LUNOE, WHO WAS ONE OF TWO FEMALE ARTISTS TO HEADLINE THE MAINSTAGE KINETIC FIELD. YEAH, YOU’RE WELCOME.

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(Freedom Film LLC for Insomniac)

MOTHER DISCO BALL, TAKE US TO YOUR LEADER. UNTIL YOU’RE READY, WE’LL STAY WAITING AT THE NEON GARDEN STAGE GROOVING TO THE OUTER SPACE AND COSMIC SOUNDS OF OUR FAVORITE TECHNO AND TECH HOUSE EARTHLINGS.

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(Marc van der Aa for Insomniac)

AS YOU MAY HAVE GUESSED, CARNIVAL IS IN THE NAME FOR A REASON. OUTSIDE OF THE STELLAR MUSIC LINEUPS, LIFE SIZE ART INSTALLATIONS, MORE VISUAL STIMULI THAN YOUR EYES OR BRAIN KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH, OF COURSE THERE ARE CARNIVAL RIDES.

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(Jake West for Insomniac)

HEY YOU! YA,I’M POINTING AT YOU! GET OFF YOUR BUM, LET GO OF WHATEVER IS MAKING YOU FROWN, AND COME DANCE WITH US! WE PROMISE IT WILL BE FUN 🙂 MY CUTE FLOWER KITTY IS PATIENTLY WAITING, BUT WATCH OUT FOR MY FRIEND WEARING THE KALEIDOSCOPE GLASSES, SHE SEES YOU IN REAL LIFE 3D RIGHT NOW.

Scotch Photos for Insomniac
(Scotch Photos for Insomniac)

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL AT EDC…YOU WALK RIGHT BY THIS HAPPENING. LOVE IS ALWAYS IN THE AIR UNDER THE ELECTRIC SKY, THERE’S NO ARGUING THAT.

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(Skyler Greene for Insomniac)

LAST BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, THIS PICTURE OF NEVADA’S FIRST LEGAL SAME SEX MARRIAGE WHICH WAS BROADCASTED LIVE, REALLY IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS. AFTER THE RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS IN ORLANDO, IT IS INCREDIBLY HEARTWARMING AND ENCOURAGING TO WITNESS THE WIDESPREAD ACCEPTANCE, RESPECT AND LOVE THAT IS KNOWN TO TAKE PLACE AT EDC.