Sequins and Sea Breezes: EDC Orlando

EDC Orlando

11/09/2016


If you're a first timer to Electric Daisy Carnival, or any electronic dance music festival, it can be a bit overwhelming. Even before you get in you tend to see a lot of crazy outfits, interesting signs and just all around fascinating sights but once you get in, it's like sensory overload. Daytime at EDC is an magical but nighttime at EDC is unreal. Imagine walking into a neon dream with bigger than life creatures, music that will literally shake your insides and a landscape that looks like it could only belong in a fantasy land. That my friends, is EDC.

If you're planning on attending EDC in the future here are 5 things you should know (and lots of pictures) before you go!
1. Make sure you have a valid ID. Not only can you not buy alcohol but you have to be 18+ to get into EDC and they check ID when they check your ticket. No ID, no entry. Even if you aren't planning on drinking.
2. Wear comfortable shoes. This seems like a no brainer but you really don't realize how much you walk and how fast you might walk to get from one stage to the other. I wasn't even there the whole day and I managed to clock just over 4 miles. And your shoes WILL get dirty.
3. Figure out transportation ahead of time. 5k or so people in one area can create a lot of traffic. And most of the parking lots in the area were $20-$30 per day so whether you carpool, Uber or use public transportation, figure out your plans ahead of time so you don't show up later than planned or spend hours after trying to figure out how to get home.
4 . There's no such thing as being too "over the top" at EDC. I didn't really have a lot of time to plan my outfit so I just wore a black backless bodysuit, jean shorts and black flower cat ears and I was overdressed. Most girls were walking around in bedazzled bikinis, bikini tops and tutus, even as little as a g-string and pasties. Anything goes at EDC and the less clothes you have on, the more you blend in.
5. Water is free. It's hot out, your dancing and having fun, it's easy to get dehydrated but EDC has free water stations throughout the event. You can bring in your own water bottle as long as it's an Official Insomniac water bottle or a Camelbak style hydration pack. Don't have an Insomniac water bottle? They have them for sale for $10 throughout the event and they're stainless.


And most importantly, if you go have fun and take it all in!


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29 comments

  1. Looks like so much fun! I am amazed at how many people show up to events like this with inappropriate footwear lol

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  2. Sounds like so much fun! I have only been to one festival like this years ago, and I was totally unprepared lol

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  3. It's awesome that they give people water - everyone dancing and sweating really needs it!! I mentioned on Monday that this is absolutely G's scene so I know he'd love to go to this!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. It sounds and looks like a lot of fun!

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  5. I have never heard of this event, but it looks like a lot of fun! Great tips for sure!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. Ok EDC looks like an absolute blast! And you look so adorable with your little cat ears! This was such a fun post to read!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  7. This looks like such a blast! It looks like you had such a fun time! I love the cat ears! So cute!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  8. Mark actually told me after the Life is Beautiful festival "I get all the hype with it now" it's such an experience right? Looks like such a cool event!

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  9. SO much fun! We love a good music festival, and I need to get to EDC next year since it's right in our backyard. Amazing music, fun outfits, and the lights - LOVE! And how awesome that they give out free water, so important!
    Green Fashionista

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  10. i still need to go to this sucker. next year i'm gonna tag along with you if you get tix again! and seriously i think your outfit was cute but yeah, i get the feeling of overdressed! great tips! and yes water and comfy shoes are key!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. Wow, I so wish I was there! You took some great shots. :)

    XoXo Noma

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  12. Looks like so much fun. Love your sneakers? Are they vans? I have been looking for a pair of sneakers like that but haven't had any luck.

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  13. Looks like a pretty wild event!! I can't believe I never heard of it when I lived in Orlando- is it new?? You looked so cute!

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  14. I liked your outfit! Looks like y'all had fun!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  15. I've always heard these festivals are something to experience, if not for the music then for the sights. It does look magical and very fantasy like. That's awesome they gave out water! Beautifully Candid

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  16. This is the first time I've ever heard of this festival...and it sounds like a blast! You look absolutely cute and I'm LOVING your shoes!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  17. Those lights and the music sound like a great thing to experience! I love those leopard shoes!

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  18. You'd think that the shoes comment would be obvious, but when you go all out with your look, sometimes those uncomfortable shoes are just "necessary." I think Converses can be just as cute as anything else ;)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  19. These pictures are so beautiful, especially the ones with night lights, are spectacular.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog Giveaway__ Enter to win $100

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  20. This seriously looks like so much fun! That's a great tip to bring your own water bottle with you, but even better that they provide free water at the festival! Getting dehydrated is definitely the worst, especially if you've been drinking!

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  21. Loved your outfit girl, you stayed classy yet fun! It definitely sounds like a fun experience!

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  22. There are definitely no "too much" when it comes to outfits in EDC! I love that!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  23. I've never been to one of these before but my brother in law loves them... it seems like way too much light/music/craziness for me! But maybe I'll make it to one one day??

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  24. I've yet to attend our local EDC. The costumes are always cute and sometimes super interesting especially when people decide to go bar hopping downtown afterwards wearing sometimes equivalent to a bathing suit. Definitely looks like something out of a dream...not sure I'd be able to handle all that sensory overload at night! lol

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  25. This is such a cool post and your photography is amazing!

    - Shakira / Shakira Sacks

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  26. I've never heard of EDC, but it looks like so much fun! And so awesome that they give water out. I can't imagine how hot it would be with all the dancing!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  27. These tips are so good for any festival and things you just never think of unless someone tells you. It looked like you had so much fun and your whole look was SO cute!

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