The second night of EDC Las Vegas really blew through. A surprise set from Skrillex, numerous sporadic sets at the art cars, and much more. The icing on top was the high winds, which prevented the pyrotechnics at a few of the stages. Additionally, a few stages had to shut down.
Kaskade’s set on KineticField was shut down. QuantumValley was also shut down.
Messages displayed on the stages confused some headliners. “Due to high winds, we need to evacuate the venue. Please walk calmly to the nearest exit. Event staff will guide you. Please find shelter in [your] car, or in any available indoor space. Thank you.”
We are experiencing high winds and as a precaution have shut down a couple of stages at this time. We are actively monitoring the situation but we are not evacuating the venue.— EDC (@EDC_LasVegas) May 19, 2019
This incorrect wording on the KineticField board confused and frustrated headliners.
This is not right I’m here on a shuttle now because the sign that posted on the main stage said the venue so I left now can’t experience my first edc to the fullest ?— Nitsua (@haiaustin190) May 19, 2019
THEN WHY THE FUCK DID THE SCREEN AT KINETIC FIELD LITERALLY SAY “EVACUATE THE VENUE” I want a refund— Baby Spice (@_mikajayne) May 19, 2019
Many headliners were able to see Kaskade on the mainstage after the winds died down, but not all headliners were as fortunate. A few went back to their hotels because the wording on the stage said “venue,” not “stage.”
The wording in the Kinetic Field stage said VENUE was being evacuated, not stage. So we hopped on our premier shuttle and am back at the hotel already. Lost half the night.— Rowena (@rowiecun) May 19, 2019
Not all was bad, though. Day three had people in awe as the final day rolled through and turned out to be “one of the best weekends of [their] life.”
Arguably one of the best weekends of my life, thank you @EDC_LasVegas ??❤️— amanda (@_mandsramirez) May 20, 2019