A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put on the EDC

Twenty-five years later, you need wheels to navigate this 200,000-square-foot maze of manufacturing and memories in North Las Vegas, where all the outsize visual flourishes and one-of-a-kind props for the world’s biggest dance music festival are both housed and often made.

On cue, a bearded fellow piloting a pink bicycle zips by.

“That’s one thing we do: We ride bikes, skateboards,” observes Marina Chairez, senior director of creative experience for Insomniac Events on a sunny afternoon last month. “I like to walk because I like to get my steps in, but the bike is definitely the more efficient way of getting around the shop.”

Electric Daisy Carnival blossoms back to life Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a 2½-year hiatus due to the pandemic, expected to draw more than 450,000 fans to the three-day event that’s pumped over $2 billion into the Las Vegas economy since debuting here in 2011.

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