EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?
The next year Coachella dialed back its capacity, but it has continued to go after EDC artists.
EDC, on the other hand, has had issues of its own, dating back to the chaos that descended on its last rave at the L.A. Coliseum in 2010.
It took us six hours Friday to make the four-hour run from L.A. to Vegas -- followed by another two hours getting from the Strip to the speedway, the result of a slow-moving parking lot that backed up the 15 freeway.
It was that crazy.
Whether you like the eclectic mishmash of Coachella or the straight-ahead, crowd-pleasing electricity of EDC, we're never going back to those halcyon days of light traffic and a quick pass through the gates.
EDM is living large in the desert, and EDC is king. But Coachella can still take the crown of tastemaker.
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage
Dennis Romero is a staff writer for LA Weekly and is covering Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 for for Village Voice Media. [@dennisjromero / firstname.lastname@example.org]