Electric Daisy Carnival described as bigger and better
Day two at the Electric Daisy CarnivalPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival received glowing reviews from ticket holders, eager to return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for round two.
However, those returning for their second or third Las Vegas EDC noticed significant improvements from years past.
"They upped the production way more. The stages are way bigger, everything is better, it was amazing." Said Joel Silva, visiting from El Paso, Texas.
This year's carnival cost $35 million to produce and features 500 artists on seven different stages.
But, it's not only the carnival that has improved from year-to-year, but also the traffic around the speedway.
"We left around 7 p.m. last year and it took us four hours to get here. Yesterday we left around the same time and it only took us one hour," said Silva.
Las Vegas police and Nevada Highway Patrol say they have been working on changes to avoid the traffic nightmare that occurred last year.
"Every year when we have an event like this, we look at everything that goes on. We look at the plans, how traffic went, what are the improvements we can make for the following year," said Trooper Loy Hixon with Nevada Highway Patrol.
"This is the third year, everybody is kind of hitting their stride," said Officer Bill Cassell with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. "You learn from the first couple of years, now we think we've got it down."