If you’re one of the thousands of people who will be partaking of the Electric Daisy Carnival festivities, then pasties, glow sticks, legwarmers, body paint and leather are things that are anxiously waiting for attention in your closet. But for those staying away from the speedway that weekend, there’s still plenty of entertainment for you that can be found in the joys of people watching and observing the costumes in a muted and cautious approach. So while the DJ fanatics dress up by striping down and make their way to the stages held within the confines of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, prepare for some of the best people watching Las Vegas has to offer. Don’t worry this EDC people watching adventure is free from pyrotechnics, lasers, the pounding bass of multiple DJs and certainly is without the need to fight through a disordered tempest of wall to wall people. Simply make your way to some of the key locations for hotel pick-ups and casino check-ins on the Las Vegas strip, grab a drink, maybe a camera and a seat in a cozy chair or window and laugh to your heart’s content as the costumed socialites gather by the dozens to transport to the temporary realm that is EDC.
While the DJ sets spin from sundown on June 8th to sunup on June 11th, shuttles will be continuously running between the speedway and select hotels, transporting EDC attendees to the LED-lit stages. These are the places to pull up a chair, sit back and enjoy the show as the costumes come and go.
Top DJ-Free, EDC-People Watching Locations:
1.) Bellagio – In the tour and travel lobby
2.) Golden Nugget – Near the first street entrance
3.) Mandalay Bay – Toward the Shark Reef and convention center entrance
4.) Monte Carlo – By the taxi, bus, and group pickup
5.) Excalibur – Near the rotunda airport/shuttle bus pickup and drop-off location
6.) ARIA – Near the tour lobby
7.) MGM Grand – By the South conference center entrance
8.) Cosmopolitan – At the main entrance near registration
9.) Hard Rock – By the Paradise self-parking lot
10.) Palms – Near the hotel valet right walkway heading towards The Strip
11.) Mirage – Near the North valet
12.) Circus Circus – By the West side lot, behind the Adventure Dome