LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Electric Daisy Carnival wrapped up at 6 a.m. Monday morning with solid attendance, no deaths, and relatively few felony arrests for an event of its size.
Insomniac, the event's promoter, estimated that as many as 250,000 people attended 3-day event, held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
In all, police made 27 felony arrests for charges ranging from narcotics to burglary, 31 misdemeanor arrests and issued a few traffic citations. By Sunday, there had been more than 300 people treated by on-site paramedics, but only 5 people had been transported to hospitals.
The Electric Daisy event became a source of controversy in Los Angeles last year after a 15-year-old girl died at the event, leading to the festival being moved to Las Vegas. Two festival-goers died at another Electric Daisy event in Dallas last week.
By comparison, the rock-oriented Bonnaroo saw two deaths this year, as well as 45 arrests and 300 citations. Neighboring counties also reported 17 felony and 51 misdemeanor drug arrests from festival-goers on their way to Bonnaroo. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers