LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 130,000 people poured through the gates of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway each night of the weekend-long Electric Daisy Carnival, a dazzling, multi-sensory ode to electronic dance music.
But tragedy also marked the festival. Montgomery Tsang of San Leandro, California, who was attending the event, died Saturday morning after being taken to the hospital. The cause of death for the 24-year-old was pending toxicology and other tests, the Clark County coroner's office said.
Event producer Insomniac issued a statement saying it was "deeply saddened" by the death and hoped attendees would do their part to keep the gathering safe.
Throughout the weekend, seven stages featured some of the biggest names in the music genre, including Avicii, Diplo, Afrojack and Tiesto, while fireworks arced over the racetrack, Ferris wheels shuttled riders high into the warm desert sky and whimsical, lifelike animatronic sculptures glowed.
But organizers like to call attendees the real "headliners" of the show. Flocking from every state and some 40 different countries, fans don bikinis, fuzzy boots, daisy crowns and body paint for a dance party that starts at sundown and ends at sunrise.