After taking two trains and a bus from New York City, I finally arrived at MetLife Stadium to what looked like a rather small gathering. After quickly going through check-in and security, I was released onto the festival grounds which was absolutely massive. The layout of the grounds quickly brought me back to when Electric Daisy Carnival was located in Los Angeles: the multiple stages located outside the stadium with one enormous stage located on the actual field! The event organizers, Insomniac and Pacha, had expected almost 100,000 fans in attendance over three days but they had anticipated Friday being on the lighter side due to the way tickets were sold this year. I decided to quickly canvas the ground to do a quick comparison to both Los Angeles and Las Vegas and what I saw was satisfying: there would be pyrotechnics, hundreds of costumed theatrical performers, interactive art installations, carnival rides, special effects galore and of course, world-class talent! At this point, I realized that once again Insomniac has cloned one of North America’s best music festivals and delivered it to the Northeast!