For my amusement

June 23, 2011


Summer is definitely here, we've seen triple digits the past week and today we're set to reach 108. The hottest day so far this year. The heat must be getting to me because I've been easily amused, first, by the above cartoon.

Then, the list of prohibited and approved items for the Electric Daisy Carnival (the dusk to dawn weekend rave) gave me a giggle. Ready for this?

PROHIBITED ITEMS
NO Illegal Substances
NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
NO Pets
NO Massagers
NO Laser Pointers
NO LED Gloves or LED Microlights used for Light Shows
NO Pacifiers or Dust Masks
NO Eyedrops (available inside festival at the General Store)
NO Glass, Cans, Cups or Coolers
NO Markers, Pens or Spray Paint
NO Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry
NO Stickers, Flyers, Banners or Posters
NO Balloons, Balls, Inflatable Balls or Frisbees
NO Tents, Large Umbrellas, Chairs or Blankets
NO Backpacks Over 10”x10”
NO Camelbaks or Bota Bags
NO Large Purses or Bags (Anything Over 10” x 10”)
NO Stuffed Animals or Dolls (Including Plush Backpacks)
NO Open Packs of Cigarettes or Unsealed Tampons (Upon Entry)
NO Outside Food or Beverages (Including Alcohol and Candy)
NO Weapons of any Kind (Includes Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, etc.)
NO Professional Recording Equipment – Photo, Video, or Audio (No Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Big Zooms or Commercial Use Rigs)
NO Video Cameras

*subject to change
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS
OK Small Bags, Single Compartment Backpacks and Purses (maximum 10” x 10”)
OK Reusable Insomniac Aluminum Water Bottles (must be empty upon entry)
OK Fanny Packs
OK Non-Professional Flash/Still Cameras
OK Cell Phones
OK Sunglasses
OK Hats
OK Lighters
OK Closed Packs of Cigarettes
OK Sealed/Wrapped Tampons
OK Earplugs
OK Sealed Chapstick and Lipgloss
OK Glowsticks
OK Glowing/Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry
OK Sealed Packs of Gum

PLEASE BRING
• Your Ticket
• Your Photo ID (please see identification details)
• Smiles
• Comfortable Clothing and Shoes
• Good Vibes

ENCOURAGED
• Festive Costumes

It ought to be wild with 250,000 people at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Expect to see a lot of "Do Not Disturb" signs during waking hours and I suspect the hotel pool's will be ghost towns. Well... at those that welcomed the EDC crowds, anyway. I heard several strip hotels inflated rates beyond New Year's rates to keep "the kids" away. I won't want to be anywhere near downtown or the strip just before dusk or after dawn. That's a whole lotta people that gotta go to and fro.

Lastly, I'll leave you with this blog post that had me rolling, because who could resist a 5 foot cock? "That's Why You Should Learn to Pick Your Battles."

2 comments:

Tara said...

Well now, they just took the fun out of all that, didn't they? I mean how am I supposed to wear a festive costume without the LED gloves, large chains and pacifier??? I guess I'll just wear the fanny pack.. lol

Glad I didn't pick this weekend to come to Vegas.....

Kellee said...

That was my thought. "Aw, c'mon... Oh, wait! A fanny pack is ok. phew." lol.

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