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EDC opens in Vegas to 110-degree heat and existential questions

EDC opens in Vegas to 110-degree heat and existential questions

On top of a row of rusty shipping containers at Electric Daisy Carnival, a couple of burned-out cars were covered in graffiti. In the light of a nearby fire in an oil drum, one message in white paint stood out. It was a short, profane gesture of displeasure at the police. (It shares its name with a popular N.W.A. song.) This art installation was an unexpected note of anger at what is usually one of the most intensely optimistic events in music. EDC, an electronic dance music festival that draws 400,000 fans to its three-day takeover of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for acts like Calvin Harris, Kaskade and a rage of underground sounds, is usually saturated with uplifting slogans about...

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