10 Realizations That I Came to at EDC New York 2013

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I spent this past weekend at the Electric Daisy Carnival in New York with Jake, and our recaps are certain to be completely different. Our tastes, backgrounds, and age set us apart, but both of us hung out for the weekend at Citi Field in Queens, listening to incredible DJs play incredible music on incredible sound systems all weekend.

As I was crouched behind Porter Robinson (like RIGHT behind him) with 2 friends, things start unraveling in my head. There are 50,000 people in the crowd. There are 500 people backstage. There were maybe 50 people ON the main stage. This perspective was unique because, well, my access allowed it to be. And believe me, if I wasn't taking shits in the Mets clubhouse and enjoying complimentary beverages at the artist area, it would probably affect my opinion on this event.

But the experience was stellar. I got to hang out with a bunch of people that I truly love and witness sets from a ton of DJs that I wouldn't normally go see. Taking note of the unique position I was in, literally tucked between one of the most popular DJs in the world and the pyro setup, I started to think deeper about what my job in music meant. And instead of going to the afterparty last night, I went home so I could recall this weekend's revelations with a bit of clarity.

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  • ROFLcopter

    this article is the most fluff, bullshit analysis or look at Electric Daisy Carnival New York I could possibly attempt to think of. The fact you list Webster as THE afterparty bc more people chose it just shows how completely disinterested in music your perspective on this whole genre/experience/weekend is. You were more impressed by yelling SQUAD at idiots than the world class artists that apparently you don’t even know exist bc you were too busy talking to someones friends cousins uncles nephew who works at some shitty nyc club who got you backstage for a set you didnt even want to be at. you are the reason for the decline in American journalism music-related or not, please refrain from crafting any more literature about EDM/electronic music. we are good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/discjockeynappy Michael DjNappy Abernathy

      at least you got to the last slide?