• Awesome People We Met on Day 3 of EDC Las Vegas 2016

    It’s amazing (and equally sad, if we’re being honest) how fast EDC Vegas flew by this year. And it’s all because of people like these, our world class Headliners.

    Name: Iris
    Age: 21
    Occupation: Hostess and student
    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    Number of EDCs: Fifth
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years? I see myself in a lot of different places. I want to travel the world, so I see myself traveling and helping out people around the world in small villages. I’d love to help people out but not be so much of a tourist. I think my first destination would be Panama.
    Who is one person you wish could have been here with you this weekend? My first love. He’s someone I met before I really believed in love, and then I met him, and he changed my world. He used to come to events like this, but not anymore—for some reason, he think’s he’s too old for EDC now.

     

    Name: Tyler
    Age: 23
    Occupation: Manager at Wing Stop
    Hometown: Pomona, CA
    Number of EDCs: Third
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years? I have no idea. I’d love to travel the world and just explore everywhere. I’ve traveled all over the States but have never been to the UK, so I think that would be my first stop. I’d love to experience different lifestyles and just see everything over there. New Zealand would be great, too; it’s so beautiful.
    Who is one person you wish could have been here with you this weekend? My best friend Alisha—she’s eight months pregnant and couldn’t make it. We met while we were traveling across the US, going door-to-door selling magazines, and we became best friends. We’re soul mates.

     

    Name: Jawan
    Age: 19
    Occupation: Blaze Pizza and student
    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Number of EDCs: This is my second EDC, and I’ve been to every Insomniac show since the last EDC—I love Insomniac.
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years? I’ve always wanted to help people in some way. I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian, but found out that I was allergic to a lot of animals, so figured I should go to people. So, now I plan to be a surgeon and open my own private practice. And yes, I’ll still be coming to raves and being a positive energy for all the people around me.
    Who is one person you wish could have been here with you this weekend? Actually, my whole squad is with me this weekend, and I can’t think of anyone else I’d love to have here with me right now. I’m very, very happy.

     

    Name: Luis
    Age: 23
    Occupation: Two jobs, but I also go to school for fashion design.
    Hometown: Redlands, CA
    Number of EDCs: Second
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    After I graduate, hopefully Pasquale can hire me to be a part of the costume department. If not, I wouldn’t mind trying out Disney or any other big company that likes rowdy costumes.
    Who is one person you wish could have been here with you this weekend?
    All my best friends are here with me today; I couldn’t ask for anyone else. Maybe my mom, so she can see how much fun I have, and so she can see I’m not doing “bad” things.

     

    Name: Gwendolyn
    Age: 27
    Occupation: Nursing assistant and soon-to-be RN
    Hometown: Philly
    Number of EDCs: Fourth
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Living somewhere warmer than Pennsylvania—probably Florida. I’ve been there a handful of times, and I’ve absolutely loved it. I don’t like the snow; I don’t like the cold. Give me the 90-degree heat. I have a son, so having my own house with him. Being able to make it on my own.
    Who is one person you wish could have been here with you this weekend?
    There are actually two. One is my best friend, Danielle; she’s like my hoop sister. She pushes me with this. She’s amazing. She couldn’t be here; she’s going to E-Forest. And my other friend, Mickey, who kind of got me into the rave scene. Both of them—I wish they were here.

     

    Name: Parks
    Age: 28
    Occupation: Manage an engineering dept. of a construction company that designs foundations for homes
    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Number of EDCs: Fourth
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Hopefully doing this still—that would be fun. But I’d like to own more pieces of property in the San Diego area, have a family, and all that good stuff. Working hard and having fun.
    Who is one person you wish could have been here with you this weekend?
    I wish my friend David would have come. I tried to get him to come last year, because I always thought this was something he would enjoy. I don’t know what happened; he just doesn’t want to do this, and it bums me out, because it would have been a great time. I wish my girlfriend were here, too. It would have been fun if she could’ve made it.

     

    Name: Alma, Jennifer, Jesse, Danny
    Age: 20 (Alma), 19 (Jennifer), 21 (Jesse), 21 (Danny)
    Occupation: Barista (Alma), student (Jennifer), Assistant Manager at Dollar Tree (Jesse), student (Danny)
    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    Number of EDCs: Second (Alma), second (Jennifer), first (Jesse and Danny)
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Hopefully still raving.
    Who is one person that you wish could have been here with you this weekend?
    My brother. He had his ticket, but he had to fly back home because of work.

     

    Name: Summer
    Age: 23
    Occupation: Bartender at the Yard House
    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    Number of EDCs: Fourth
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years? I honestly don’t know. I don’t really have any plans or anything. I know I want to travel, and I wanna try and learn as many things about the world as I possibly can. Wherever that leads me, that’s where I’ll be.
    Who is one person that you wish could have been here with you this weekend?
    I really have everyone that I need. Those two are the most important people in my life. They’re my squad.

     

    Name: Brian and Tom
    Age: 26 (Brian), 25 (Tom)
    Occupation: Civil engineer (Brian), photographer (Tom)
    Hometown: San Diego (Both)
    Number of EDCs: First (Brian), Second (Tom)
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Brian: 20 years, ohhh man! I really hope I’m very successful, and I’ll probably be coming to raves still.
    Tom: I’ll definitely be raving and hopefully retired by then.
    Who is one person you wish could have been here with you this weekend?
    Brian: I think I have him right here. He’s all I need.
    Tom: Well, I can’t really top that answer, but I’d really like to see MAKO here at some point.

    Name: Anderson, Michael, Matt, Diego, Brandon
    Age: 34 (Anderson), 31 (Michael), 30 (Matt), 31 (Diego), 33 (Brandon)
    Hometown: San Diego (Anderson & Michael), San Luis Obispo (Matt & Diego), Las Vegas (Brandon)
    Number of EDCs: Fourth (Anderson), fifth (Michael), seventh (Matt), third (Diego), second (Brandon)
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Anderson: Still in rave culture, sporting it somehow. I have a business background, so integrating the two somehow. I love it.
    Diego: Still definitely in the rave culture. I want to be able to provide light-up technology so everybody can dress up, be bright, and express themselves.
    Who is one person you wish could have been here with you this weekend?
    Anderson: Madeon! I heard a rumor he’d be here, but he disappeared from the lineup.
    Matt: I really wish my friend Keith was here to experience this with us.
    Brandon: I really wish my wife were here! But… she’s pregnant. So that wasn’t going to happen.

     

    Name: Leslie
    Age: 27
    Occupation: Second grade teacher
    Hometown: San Antonio, TX
    Number of EDCs: Second
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    I would love to be back here.
    Who is one person you wish could have been here with you this weekend?
    My brother, Billy Revels. He came three years ago and loved it. He passed away in a motorcycle accident, but we dedicate our first night here to him each year by dressing up as Batman. That was his favorite superhero.

     

    Name: Marissa
    Age: 23
    Occupation: Bartender
    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    Number of EDCs: Sixth
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Hopefully still coming to EDC, still dancing, and still having fun.
    Who is one person you wish could have been here with you this weekend?
    More of my friends. This year I came with my boyfriend, but I usually come with a big group. I’m still having fun, though. 

    All photos by Skyler Greene.

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