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37 arrests made as 134,000 attend EDC opening night

Four girls go airborne as they party at the Electric Daisy Carnival on Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Four girls go airborne as they party at the Electric Daisy Carnival on Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Updated: 6/21/2014 4:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- The first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival saw 37 arrests made with an estimated 134,000 attendees overnight at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Metro reported 29 felony narcotics arrests, six misdemeanor arrests and two driving under the influence alcohol arrests.

There were six traffic accidents.

Medical personnel reported 249 medical calls with just five people transported to a hospital for treatment.

Insomniac, the producer of the show, reported it ejected four people.

This is the fourth year the EDC has been held at the speedway after moving from Los Angeles after the 2010 show.

For the 18th annual EDC, Insomniac debuted a dramatic new kineticFIELD stage featuring a cathedral theme that presented the DJ booth as a giant pipe organ, and flanked by two massive owls with outstretched wings. It is the largest stage in Insomniac history, spanning 440 feet wide and 80 feet tall. The structure features more than 1,000 lighting fixtures, 30 lasers, and requires 2.5 million watts of power.

For this year’s festival, 20 new and returning art installations were scattered throughout the grounds for fans to explore. With its whimsical, towering leaves, the Lilly Pond transported fans to a lush garden setting, while Hug Life’s three 10 x 10 boxes—ornately decorated—brought out the kid inside all of us.

In a new initiative designed to help keep the grounds of EDC beautiful, Insomniac and Global Inheritance set up the TRASHed recycling store. The interactive program encourages fans to bring renewable materials such as water bottles, cans and biodegradable cups to a designated collection area to earn points to purchase merchandise.

For the second year in a row, EDC welcomed all to bask in the spirit of love by providing the opportunity to get married within the magical world of the festival. Lovers were able to tie the knot or renew vows, while festival friends could celebrate their bond in non-legal commitment ceremonies. For the first time, wedding packages also included reception options, inviting newlyweds to commemorate the special occasion with a champagne toast and appetizers. A second package also gave the wedding party and their guests a choice of entrée from the VIP Dining Deck menu, along with a commemorative bottle of champagne for the bride and groom signed by the Insomniac team.

The second night of the three-night event begins at 7 tonight at the speedway.


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