A few weeks ago I had only heard of Electric Daisy Carnival because I noticed a few Facebook friends had RSVPed to the event. Shortly afterward, my sister asked me if I wanted to go… I looked it up online…. Music + Carnival rides at
MetLife Giants Stadium? Hell yeah. House music isn’t really my thing. I guess I would say I gravitate more towards Classic Rock. I like most genres, love music. I rarely ever turn down a good time or new experience though so I was all in.
What do you wear to EDC?
You wear whatever you want or don’t want. I suggest being comfortable. Originally, I had bought an awesome rhinestone jean mini-skirt at Mandee to wear with a neon top, but I’m so glad I ended up finding these comfy spandex-topped zebra shorts at Rainbow. EDC NY started at Noon and ended around 11:10 pm. I was dancing most of the time when I wasn’t on lines, on rides, or resting. Some people wore furry boots. I thought they were crazy because it was hot out. The weather was actually perfect but since it was during the day you had some moments of heat and no breeze or a mob of hot bodies. Some people had bathing suits on. I was also really happy I wore sandals. I was strongly advised not to for the reason that everyone would be dancing and jumping on my feet. Honestly, my feet have been stepped on more in bars. I didn’t really mind kickin around all the trash on the ground, my feet were cool, and I was happy. I did have 1 issue with a jagged water bottle being crunched into my foot once, but I was having so much fun it didn’t bother me. I say if you don’t mind getting your feet a little dirty and you prefer sandals to sneakers, then to go for it and be a little more careful where you are leaving your feet. Do not wear open heel sandals or flip-flops…that is just craziness.
What do you bring?
Nothing that’s opened. I bought a brand new lip gloss and gum in original packaging for the event. I was going to buy eye drops, but I didn’t know if it had plastic on it out of the box and I didn’t know how strict they were going to be with that. The girls in front of me in line had theirs thrown out and eye drops cost like $10+ so screw that. Definitely apply some sunscreen if part of the event is during the daytime. I hear Vegas is all night, which makes way more sense because the light shows are amazing. I’m sure Meadowlands Commission wouldn’t allow it because of the noise. My friends’, who live a town over, house was shaking they said haha. I would also advise buying the refillable aluminum water bottle at the start of the event if you don’t bring in your own Camelbak. It was only $10 and you can refill it as many times as you want with free water. I never had to wait online at the water stations… maybe a split second once, but I was confused at the amount of people I saw with plastic water bottles. That must have been expensive. It’s a 12 hour event and it was like 85 degrees with 100,000+ people (I only went on Saturday).
Just enjoy yourself. Stay positive. Don’t let anything/anyone bother you. Dance to the music.
Maybe avoid going on the Zipper – I almost went on with my sister, but we had to get off because someone puked. We decided to pass on it after that, but our other friends went on and said they were close to throwing up too. I dk. I guess it depends what kind of tolerance you have. I didn’t go on Invasion because I know I get sick on that. More importantly, stay together if you are with a group or have a meeting place if someone was to get lost. It’s practically impossible to find people in there sometimes. My last piece of advice is don’t be afraid of missing anything. We were there all day, and the more knowledgable person of the group had the whole thing planned out, when to go, where, and all. I would have liked to meander around to different stages instead of staying put for entire sets sometimes, but we will do it better next time. I also never went on the swings or the ferris wheel. bummer. I did have an awesome time on the bumper cars though.
Electric Daisy Carnival NY was wildly fun. Maybe next year I’ll hit up Vegas to end my 25th year with a bang. In the meantime, I’m following A Rookie’s Guide to House Music.