By Scott T. Sterling
For EDM fans unable to attend Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas this weekend and hoping to watch a live stream online, the festival is offering up something a little different this year.
Pasquale Rotella, EDC’s high-profile promoter, used his Facebook page to explain the rollout of “EDC Curated,” which will provide online viewers with fully produced and edited visuals and not what he calls the “false” impressions left by a typical live stream.
Read Rotella’s full statement below:
“As many of you know, I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not we should jump into the world of ‘live-streaming.’ Some of you welcome the idea, but others are very much opposed to broadcasting the EDC experience outside of the Speedway. I hear your feedback and I totally get it. In the end, I think we all know that nothing can duplicate the feeling of being surrounded by 140,000 other smiling faces, dancing until the sun comes up in the desert sky. A live stream just cannot capture that. If anything, it dilutes the experience and gives you a false perception that you’ve ‘been there and done that.’ That’s why we’re doing EDC Curated.
“I look at live streams as a passive way of experiencing something incredibly active and exciting. EDC Curated is NOT a live stream. Our goal is to give Headliners across the globe a look behind the scenes and into the crazy, wonderful world that is EDC Las Vegas, and that’s so much more than just DJ sets and crowd cut-aways. Everyone from our stilt walkers to our stage designers has a unique story to tell. The circuitGROUNDS, the cosmicMEADOW, the neonGARDEN, the kineticFIELD, the bassCON stage—they all have a story. YOU have a story.
“Even though thousands and thousands of people are going to experience EDC Vegas in person, there are countless others around the world who aren’t able to attend. We want to give those who can’t be there a glimpse behind the curtain; an exclusive broadcast that will only be shown this weekend. Hopefully they’ll be the ones welcoming the sunrise in 2015.”
According to Lessthan3.com, The webcast will offer “10 selectable feeds, including a few on the carnival rides, grandstands, and flying around on gyrocopters for a never-before-seen ‘owl’s eye’ view of what is expected to be the biggest EDC in history at 400,000 guests.”
EDC Curated can be seen on the Insomniac webpage from 8:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. PDT on June 20, 21, and 22.