• Awesome People We Met on Day 2 of EDC Las Vegas 2016

    One of the best parts about working EDC is having the opportunity to chat up all the awesome Headliners. They’re in a league of their own. Here’s a little proof.

    Name: David
    Age: 25
    Occupation: I’m actually a banker at Wells Fargo, so this is totally out of my element right now, but I love EDC so much.
    Hometown: St. Louis, MO—Midwest, baby! I come all the way out here because this is fucking amazing.
    Number of EDCs: This is my third year at EDC. I love it; I come back every year. My first rave was EDC Las Vegas 2014. This is my hometown.
    What’s the secret to happiness? The secret to happiness is just loving everyone, respect everyone. If you keep an open mind, everyone is gonna love you back. They see it, they feel the energy—good vibes all around.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play? If I had a chance to play the mainstage, I’d probably play something by Oliver Heldens. He’s my favorite producer; he makes me get up and dance all the time. 

     

    Name: Michael
    Age: 24
    Occupation: Dance teacher/studio owner
    Hometown: Arizona
    Number of EDCs: First
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Always remember there’s somebody else in a worse position. If you continue to believe there’s going to be a better day tomorrow, you’re going to be happy. But you have to fight for that; it doesn’t just happen.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    Tritonal’s “Satellite.” That’s the first song I heard at a rave. The song says, “You’re not alone,” and that’s what it was for me. This is a place where people are happy and in love.

     

    Name: Alyssia, Lisa
    Age: 19 (Alyssia), 41 (Lisa)
    Occupation: Victoria’s Secret (Alyssia), ER nurse (Lisa)
    Hometown: New York, NY (Alyssia), San Diego, CA (Lisa)
    Number of EDCs: 3rd (Alyssia), 2nd (Lisa)
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Alyssia: When I get upset, I think about how much fun I have when I’m raving. I think of the word “euphoria” in my head, and that just makes me happy.
    Lisa: I surround myself with people I love—positive people. Anything negative, you just need to get rid of.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    Alyssia: Knife Party’s “Internet Friends.”
    Lisa: Dada Life’s “Happy Violence.”

     

    Name: Raven, Chase
    Age: 23 (both)
    Occupation: Pharmacy technician (Raven), US Marine (Chase)
    Hometown: Oceanside, CA (both)
    Number of EDCs: 2nd (Raven), 3rd (Chase)
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Raven: I just stop and realize that material things are not what rule our life. It’s about those moments you spend with good people and your family is what’s most important. And music brings love and happiness to the soul.
    Chase: I take every opportunity I can to explore and find some adventure. I try and do things that are out of the ordinary so that I have storied life at the end of it.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    Raven: Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ “Lean On.”
    Chase: Martin Garrix “Poison.”

     

    Name: Sky, Chris
    Age: 29 (Sky), 30 (Chris)
    Occupation: Attorney (Sky), chef (Chris)
    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA (Both)
    Number of EDCs: 4th (Sky), 3rd (Chris)
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Sky: I find happiness in the little things in life. I know that sounds totally cliché, but if I can hold my fiancé at night, if I can just be comfortable at home, I really don’t think you can ask for much more than that. 
    Chris: Finding someone in life that you want to wake up next to every morning and live your life with—that’s happiness. It’s all about finding someone that will be there for you when you need them.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    Sky: U2 “Beautiful Day”
    Chris: Beyoncé “Halo”

    Names: Taylor and Jill
    Ages: 21 (Taylor) and 20 (Jill)
    Occupation: I work in retail and at a nightclub. (Taylor) I work at an animal hospital. (Jill)
    Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Number of EDCs: First (both)
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Taylor: Music makes me happy, that’s for sure.
    Jill: I like working out a lot—exercising and running.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    Taylor: “Limelight” by NGHTMRE
    Jill: The Barely Alive remix of Alice Deejay’s “Better Off Alone”

     

    Names: Alyssa and Fallon
    Age: 20 (both)
    Occupation: Nannies (both)
    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV (both)
    Number of EDCs: 3rd (both)
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Alyssa: Always keep a smile on your face.
    Fallon: And be yourself.
    Alyssa: And live in the moment.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    Alyssa: “We're All We Need” by Above & Beyond.
    Fallon: Yes! Same.

     

    Name: Tucker
    Age: 32
    Occupation: The Festival Guy
    Hometown: Palisade, CO
    Number of EDCs: 4th
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Finding out who you are and owning it and making everything else work around it.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    The “Cleanup Song,” because everyone that comes to this festival needs to pick up after themselves, and then it would be a perfect festival.

     

    Name: Bridget, Edgar
    Age: 24 (Edgar), 22 (Bridget)
    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    Number of EDCs: 5th (Edgar), 3rd (Bridget)
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Edgar: Getting what I want, when I want it!
    Bridget: Happiness can be so many things. Even the feeling of being happy can take so many forms. Love, for one.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    Edgar: I’m not sure! There are way too many great songs out there.
    Bridget: I do know mine. I’d play “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris.

     

    Name: Cassandra—but you can call me Cassy!
    Age: 26
    Occupation: Makeup artist
    Hometown: Houston, TX
    Number of EDCs: 5th
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Love—and love comes from music, friends, and family. Experiences, environments—that’s what makes me happy. Positive vibes.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    I would probably play this one song called “Big Booty Bitches” on YouTube. I don’t remember who it’s by; it’s some super rad old video!

     

    Name: David
    Age: 24
    Occupation: Supervisor, Silver Creek Country Club
    Hometown: San Jose, CA
    Number of EDCs: 3rd
    What’s the secret to happiness? To just be happy, be yourself—that’s the only thing you can do. Family and friends are really important to me. Really, you just need the mentality to be happy in whatever you do. I’ve had a difficult background but have managed to find happiness in my everyday life now, and I’m grateful for that. I don’t let anything get in my way on my pursuit to happiness; it’s why I'm here today.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    Deorro ft. Adrian Delgado & DyCy “Perdoname”

     

    Name: Jake and Kristina
    Age: 35 (Jake) and 30 (Kristina)
    Occupation: Flight attendants          
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Number of EDCs: First (both)
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Kristina: The good relationships you have in your life. Being positive and enjoying experiences with other people.
    Jake: Taking care of each other, loving one another.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    Kristina: Kaskade “Move for Me” (GTA Remix)—I just love it. It’s my favorite remix and fun to dance to. 

    Jake: Kakade “Look Into My Eyes.” It’s about connecting with people. You look into their eyes, and you see their soul.

     

    Name: Chelsea, Kevin, Julianno, Jonathan, Mateo
    Age: 24 (Chelsea), 20 (Kevin), 20 (Julianno), 20 (Jonathan) and 18 (Mateo)
    Occupation: Postpartum doula (Chelsea), machinist (Kevin), student (Julianno), engineer (Jonathan) and student (Mateo)
    Hometown: Los Angeles (all)
    Number of EDCs: 1st (Chelsea), 1st (Kevin), 2nd (Julianno), 1st (Jonathan), 1st (Mateo)
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Chelsea: Always being positive and surrounding yourself with good people.
    Kevin: Surrounding yourself with positive energy and people love you.
    Jonathan: Pursue the right experience, above everything.
    Mateo: Pool floaties.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    Chelsea: deadmau5 “Raise Your Weapon”

    Kevin: Jauz x Ephwurd “Rock the Party”
    Julianno: Jane XO “Lies”
    Jonathan: Above & Beyond “A.I.”
    Mateo: Yellow Claw, Diplo & LNY TNZ ft. Waka Flocka Flame “Techno”

     

    Name: Steve
    Age: 25
    Occupation: Electrician
    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
    Number of EDCs: 1st
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Laughing at yourself.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    Excision “X Rated.” He’s playing at bassPOD tonight, and he’s going to kill it.

     

    Name: Donovan, Arthur, April
    Age: 32 (Donovan), 33 (Arthur), 27 (April)
    Occupation: Engineers at Intel (Donovan and Arthur)
    Hometown: Phoenix, AZ (Donovan and April), Atlanta, GA (Arthur)
    Number of EDCs: 3rd (Donovan), 4th (Arthur), 2nd (April)
    What’s the secret to happiness?
    Donovan: Enjoying who you are; not selling out to anybody else.
    Arthur: Good vibes and good times.
    April: Doing what you want, and not caring what other people think.
    If you had the chance to DJ on the mainstage, what song would you play?
    DonovanKnife Party “Begin Again.” I always turn up to that song; I can’t stop.

    Arthur: Eric Prydz “Call on Me.” It’s the best Eric Prydz song of all time!

    April: Anything by Simon Patterson.

    EDC Las Vegas 2016 takes place June 17–19 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A limited number of VIP tickets and shuttle passes are available now. For more information, visit the official website.

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