This show is gonna be UNREAL. Especially since Congorock just got added to the lineup too. Click the picture to get yourselves tickets, you can’t miss this. Club Nokia is also one of my favorite venues in LA. Last time I was there, I saw Childish Gambino. Simian Mobile Disco there was also sick.
RL Grime @ Boiler Room LA 9/10/12
“The three-day Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in June 2012 pumped an estimated $207 million into the Clark County economy, according to an economic impact report released today by Beacon Economics, LLC.
The study, commissioned by the producers of Electric…
HEY LA, REMEMBER HOW YOU’RE HELLA BROKE?!
An EDC week highlighting not only local up and coming LA DJs/producers, but also headlining talent at the PLETHORA of clubs we’ve got around here that Insomniac already has relations with (Greystone Manor, Playhouse, Palladium, Avalon, Exchange, Yost & Sutra in the OC, and more) culminating with a 2 day event back at Expo Park using all the available facilities (fields near the parking structure and/or natural history museum, swimming arena (IMAGINE INSTALLING FOUNTAINS INTO THE OLYMPIC SIZED POOL….can you imagine some ‘World of Color’), sports arena, and of course the COLISEUM).
The Figueroa corridor through downtown is going through accelerated development to make it a giant row of hotels. Work out shuttles and hotel deals (a la EDC Vegas), work out a deal with LA Live (where Staples Center is) for entertainment options (set it up as a meeting spot for shuttles. People can also WALK to expo park from there. LA Liveneedsthat influx of money, especially with the costs of an impending football stadium). Yes, traffic down Fig would be horrendous during the 2 day event, but thankfully downtown is set up like a perfect grid and people can go down Vermont, Hoover, Normandie and turn off MLK, Adams, or Expo. LA Metro’s Expo line would most likely see record revenue since the line goes right through downtown straight to Expo Park. USC would also stand to make a significant profit from filling up probably all the parking lots.
Art installations can be set up throughout downtown (we have a monthly DTLA art walk already), and also at Expo Park. I can envision a giant meeting spot/chillout/art area in the Rose Garden at Expo Park as well.
This would be the “preparty” for EDC Las Vegas, perhaps a month or 6 weeks after EDC LA. The lineups would have to be varied enough so as to not totally cannibalize EDC Vegas. That said, EDC Vegas has become and will always be Insomniac’s crown jewel. It is the international destination, such as Tomorrowland is.
Profits from EDC LA could fund a much more ambitious EDC Vegas as well.
Just a few thoughts on how EDC could be brought back to LA, and become larger than it ever was while ensuring a large economic impact on the city. Thoughts, ideas, feedback, etc are welcome.
LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
A petition to the city,perhaps?
If anyone knows anyone in SoCal or NorCal working in event planning/PR, please let me know :).
Staples Center going under multiple conversions for 6 playoff games in 4 days (Lakers, Clippers, Kings)
I used to hate you. I used to hate you with a passion. I was forced to live in your miserable, traffic ridden, smog-filled, superficial, loathable city boundaries for college, and I missed home so goddamn much. This was a surprise to me, because I originally wanted to go to the east coast for college.
I missed my friends, I missed my family, I realized how many good things I missed while I still lived in San Jose. Still, I’ve met some AMAZING friends from back home while living in San Jose. I cannot thank Nam enough for introducing me to people like Tina and the dozens of others that she knows between San Jose State and De Anza College. Some of these people will be friends for LIFE. Not only because of our love for the same type of music, but also because these people are chill-ass people who I would love kickin it with any time I’m back home or when they’re in SoCal.
BUT, I can say with clear definition that Los Angeles has officially become my home. It’s been a long, contentious period over the past few years, but I finally do believe I can call Los Angeles my hometown. I was so damn homesick for everyone I feel that missed out on what a creative place LA is.
LA is, without a doubt, the most creative place on earth. If you are a creative and don’t live in New York or San Francisco, I have no idea what the hell you’re doing not living in Los Angeles. In this past semester alone, I feel like I’ve finally figured out life, what my passions are, what type of people I enjoy hanging out with, who I like, etc. I simply cannot imagine living outside of Los Angeles, especially after my brief time on the east coast over Spring Break. Not to hate on Montreal or New York City at all, I just feel much more home at Los Angeles. Our public transport may suck and we might have to drive everywhere, but LA is, without a doubt, the the most creative place on earth. Nowhere else have I felt inspired to finally produce my own dubstep music, but also meet people in the entertainment industry who constantly make me feel inspired. Moreover, the people I’ve been meeting over the past year at USC are by far, the most talented people I know. I cannot imagine life without them.
Los Angeles is a place for creatives, business people, and those who are passionate about one or the other to finally meet. People talk about how the United States is a melting pot for people; think about Los Angeles for a few minutes. Okay, at first, it might feel like Mexico’s outpost in Southern California. However, once you start venturing around, you realize how great a mix it is of art culture, new trends, and people who are PASSIONATE about what they see/hear. I place myself in the latter category.
There’s so much great music to be shared around here, there’s so many great movies/video to be shared around here, and there’s such an establishes business model for everything. However, the city is completely open to discovering new talent, new people, and new trends. This is the creative capital of the WORLD. Screw whatever anyone else says.
My time in college has introduced me to some of the most creative people on earth, and I can see them taking over the world in the next couple decades.
I love this city, I love what happens here, I love the people, I love the creativity, and most of all, I love the PASSION people have down here.
I love Los Angeles, California, and I can see myself living here for the foreseeable future.
A past San Francisco Bay Area native,