With the bright lights dimmed and the thumping bass gone, some 155,000 Electric Daisy Carnival attendees pounded the pavement and mixed in with the usual Monday morning commute.
Attendees of the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway expressed excitement ahead of the three-day festival’s opening night on Friday.
Highs during the three-day festival will range from the mid-70s to low 80s, but overnight lows will dip into the upper 50s and be accompanied by winds up to 40 mph.
Las Vegans can expect heavy traffic as travelers from across the world descend on the annual Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Las Vegas police said 135,225 people attended the third day of the Electric Daisy Carnival and 28 felony arrests were made.
Thirty-five people ended the second day of Electric Daisy Carnival behind bars — 33 on drug-related felony charges — according to Las Vegas police.
The trek from the Strip to EDC, which can cover a couple of hours by car, is cut to about 10 minutes in a helicopter.
That includes 29 narcotics-related felony arrests, three misdemeanor arrests and one alcohol-related DUI arrest made between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, according from the Metropolitan Police Department. Last year on the Friday of EDC, Metro made 29 narcotics-related felony arrests and four misdemeanor arrests, including two arrests for battery on a police officer.
If Electric Daisy Carnival veterans and store managers have one piece of advice for festival-goers, it’s this: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Traffic conditions will be worse than usual this year during the Electric Daisy Carnival, when a heavily used section of the Spaghetti Bowl interchange closes in downtown Las Vegas, the Nevada Department of Transportation said.