Ladies and gents, boys and girls, Insomniac heard your cries and has developed a solution to all your Massive woes. I’m talking about that frustrating lack of cellphone service when these events reach half capacity. Then again, I doubt that one cell tower was ever designed to handle 25,000 people. Take the total number of people going to EDC a night, and divide it by the 4 major carriers. Sounds about right.
Now, after partnering up with Snapchat, Insomniac claims that you will be able to text your friends and send them pictures of where you are. No more having to time stamp your texts and check every few minutes to see if it even went through. Now you can, in theory anyways, everything will be instant. In theory anyways.
I predict that the wireless service will crash due to the sheer number of people who will probably want to use snap chat. Once that stops working, everyone will be back on their cellphones trying to find people. Seriously, trying to find someone in EDC is akin to trying to find Waldo. Wait…strike that. You’ll have a better chance of finding Waldo, the Waldos, at EDC, than you will your friends.
But forget about all of that. The main reason you should ever go to EDC is to listen to some awesome music and share that moment with the people who just happened to be with you. Lucky them.
Last year, I provided a small list last year of who were the must see acts of EDC. That list still stands.
For now, let’s focus on who you can be excited to see this year.
There’s no doubt, for me anyways, that music to him is like breathing for many of us. He seems to have this natural ability to put two or three songs together seamlessly into one satisfying eargasm. Last time I saw him live, he was performing for a small charity event and he blew me away. And I was sober at the time. Let’s just hope he plays on the one day that I go.
If you’re as old as me, you’ll probably want to take a break from all the raging, or at the very least tone it down a little. In that case, Gareth is definitely for you. He blends trance with a bit of house here and there. It’s a good way to take a break from all the dancing and still listen to dope music that rallies up a huge crowd.
While this man did get a Grammy nomination for producing Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, he’s probably more known for his hit song, “Turn Down for What”. It’s a strange mix (the good kind) of trap and middle eastern melody, it inspires people to dance like there’s no tomorrow. Even those of you who don’t claim to dance are sure to be jumping up and down during his set.
He started throwing a whole cake into the crowd. Doesn’t matter who it is, everyone seems happy in the end.
Even dudes in wheel chairs.
Truly, this man doesn’t not care who you are or where you come from. Too bad he doesn’t get cake for everyone.
Sebastion Engrosso/Axwell/Steve Angello
While these guys are no longer together, each one of them formed the legendary Swedish House Mafia. I get the feeling that each of them will play on separate days. But if you have a chance, check them out. They know how to rile up the crowd, their music in general is pretty epic, and they draw an awesome crowd. I’m sure one of them will play this classic…
Occasionally, you’ll have a moment where you go to see one of your favorite DJs play and they leave you hanging with very little bass or no drop in sight. It’s happened to me. Luckily, my friends and I were smart enough to have a backup plan. They’re always a safe bet in case your initial plans don’t pan out. Albeit a bit formulaic, they know how to put on a good show with an awesome set songs you’ve probably heard a million times on your iPod.