Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Electric Daisy Carnival dances into town for the first time

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Chicks in neon bikinis, psychedelic robots, and carnival rides.
 
This could only mean one of two things: 1) Burning Man on Mars in the year 3000 or 2) Electric Daisy Carnival in Chicago in the year 2013.
 
The infamous six-city dance music extravaganza explodes in an orgy of glitter-covered insanity this Memorial Day weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.
 
A feast for the eyes, ears, and senses, it's an otherwordly realm where bright colors and body paint serve as the background for an acid-fueled fantasy updated for the modern age of EDM supremacy.
 
On stage are dozens of DJs from world-class superstars Tiësto and David Guetta to sexy up-and-comers Blond:Ish and local dance maniacs Midnight Conspiracy.
 
More than 500 theatre troupes roam the grounds in an all-encompassing adult playground complete with a Ferris wheel and fireworks.
 
Who the hell would ever want to leave this place, since Chicago is the first and only EDC to offer on-site camping at the event once the beats die down at 4a each night?
 
‘Cause sweaty beatheads covered in glowsticks probably get pulled over more often than not.

Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago
Friday-Sunday, May 24-26
Chicagoland Speedway, 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet
electricdaisycanival.com
 
Price: $175 for three-day pass or $295 with camping here.
Nearby: TRUTH; Thayer’s 158 North; Boz Hot Dogs

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