EDC Arrest Numbers Are In And Are Surprisingly Better Than Expected

Yesterday marked the first day of 2019’s EDC Las Vegas. An estimated 150,000 people filed into the Las Vegas Motor Speedway between 7pm to 5:30am last night, making this easily the biggest EDC Las Vegas in history. Updated stage from kineticFIELD to cosmicMEADOW to bassPOD kept the scenery looking fresh, and acts like i_o, Skream b2b Rusko, Alison Wonderland, deadmau5, and more kept fans’ attention all night long.

Unfortunately, some choose to use the festival as an opportunity for more nefarious deeds. Las Vegas Metro police report making 25 felony arrests on night one of the festival on unspecified charges. Two more people were arrested for misdemeanors charges and one misdemeanor citation was issued, police said. No arrests were made for DUI or gross misdemeanors.

This is actually good news, however, as even fewer people were arrested on night 1 this year compared to last year when fewer people attended the festival overall.

Information about medical calls, unfortunately, was not immediately available to local news outlets.

Night 2 of EDC Las Vegas begins tonight again at 7pm. Remember to stay hydrated, look out for your friends, and have fun.

 

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