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Festivalgoers set off for EDC weekend as day one of festival begins in Las Vegas

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We're downtown, where Electric Daisy Carnival attendees are getting ready to be bussed to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Those who attend year after year say it’s because of the positive culture that EDC has adopted, making everyone feel accepted no matter what.

“COVID shut us down, but this year we’re going hard, aye, aye, aye,” said one EDC attendee.

After a tough few years, hundreds of thousands are ready to celebrate this year's highly anticipated electric daisy carnival.

“It was a weird being at home, not being able to go to festivals and it just makes it that much better being back with your best friends under the electric sky, and it’s a good vibe,” said another EDC attendee.

Kevin attended EDC in Orlando last November.

“Everybody was accepting, you could be yourself, you can do whatever you want, nobody cares. Are you not anywhere else? I’m stupid regardless, but here people will smile and nod instead of judge,” explained Kevin, visiting Las Vegas for the first time.

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And the rideshare drivers love it even more.

“Because it’s like getting a tax return. I took days off work to do this, so it's gotta payout,” said a rideshare driver.

“Well, my last ride was $60 bucks and $60 bucks tip,” said Stan, a driver for UBER.

Fans say the event is exactly what it promotes a time to get together to celebrate life with zero pressure from the outside world.

“I think in general, the rave community prides itself on inclusivity, so I think that allows people to express themselves without the fear of judgment,” said one festival-goer.

The event will be held through Sunday.

LVMPD says it’s an event they're happy to facilitate because everyone is in an upbeat, positive mood.

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