las vegas travel

{event} edc las vegas 2013

June 27, 2013

A few months ago, I was sitting at my work computer (don’t tell my boss) anxiously waiting for EDC tickets to go on sale. When my transaction for three tickets went through, I was stoked! It’sย always a good time when I hang out with my pledge daddy Qui and best friend Tina. Month after month, we waited for EDC weekend to come, and not going to lie, it felt like forever. Thanks to Oai’s awesome planning, everything in Vegas was set for us to “rage hard” and “get ratchet”.

001 drinksHalf of the group was on the same flight as us, so we all met up at the bar to watch the end of the NBA Finals game. (Boo for the Heat winning though.)

002 friends and drinksYou know…ย The usual. ๐Ÿ™‚

003 vegasOur flight actually got delayed for a bit, which was a thumbs down in our book because that meant we were going to be late to Hakkasan.

004 clubbing best friendsGood thing Tina and I are low maintenance when it comes to getting ready! Like the cute shoes she picked up last minute for Vegas?

005 elevator picturesElevator picture 1.ย (There are a lot of these coming…) Everyone’s excited for Vegas!

006 clubbing friendsAfter lookin’ back at pictures, we were all wondering why Tina was holding one shoe…

007 clubbing boysThe spiffy lookin’ boys. ๐Ÿ™‚

008 boysRonald and Qui.

009 friendsI had to get in the picture!

The rest of the night was kind of a blur – but good music, lots of stairs (Hakka-stairs), a lost girl who wore two different shoes, finding everyone towards the end of the night, and Ronald losing his phone (but being a hella good sport about it!).

010 elevator picturesElevator picture 2.

011 friendsThe next morning, we all got ready to go to EBC to see Diplo! Can you see how excited we were to go to the pool?

012 pool party best friendsMy BFFer! <3

013 pool party friendsThe Vegas crew!

014 pool partyPart of EBC.

015 elevator picturesElevator pictures 3.ย Heading down to eat and then EDC!

016 dinner friendsTheย Vegas crew.

017 dinner friendsEating dinner. Good laughs about muscles in pictures… ๐Ÿ™‚

018 EDC friendsOn the way to EDC!

019 EDC friendsThe Vegas Crew @ EDC Day 1.

020 EDC friendsOld friends and new friends.

021 EDCParty until the morning.

022 elevator picturesElevator pictures 4. Yes, a random daddy and daughter came in, and yes, we still took a picture.

023 pool party friendsAfter just a few hours of sleep after EDC, we got up and went to Wet Republic for Calvin Harris. So freaking awesome!

024 pool party friendsThe homies!

025 pool party best friendsLove love love this girl… and boy. ๐Ÿ™‚

026 vegas boyfriendAfter the pool party, my Vegas boyfriend Eric dropped by to say hello while we were getting ready for EDC Day 2. I’m pretty sad we didn’t get to meet up during EDC.

027 EDC friendsWaiting in line for EDC was the worst. The first two days, the lines were about an hour long! It didn’t help that some of the people in line were so loud and obnoxious either.

028 EDC friendsThe Vegas Crew @ EDC Day 2.

029 EDC friendsSo glad I bumped into my sister’s little bro! We were texting about meeting up, but with thousands and thousands of people and no reception at EDC, it would’ve been like finding a needle in a haystack. But we did walk by each other during one of the sets, so woohoo!

030 elevator picturesElevator pictures 5.

031 erics girlsWhile we were walking to get lunch, we bumped into Eric’s group. Love my Taiwanese friend and Mady! ๐Ÿ™‚

032 holsteins burger

033 holsteins burgerWe were originally going to eat lunch at Burgr, but because the wait was too long, we ended up at Holstein’s Burgers.

034 holsteins burger best friendsOur usual share-the-milkshake picture in Vegas. ๐Ÿ™‚

035 friendsMy special friend Jacob…

036 holsteins burger friendsThe group that went to lunch. Pretty sure our server was judging the guys in our group because they were so indecisive and slow!

037 elevator picturesElevator pictures 6.ย After lunch, we picked up some ice cream and headed back to get ready for EDC!

038 EDC friendsAll of the boys actually got this tank to wear together… but no one ended up matching on the same day. (Good call.)

039 EDC boysAll the boys.

040 EDC best friendsDefinitely should’ve worn my Converses all three days cause they were so comfy compared to my sparkly Toms!

041 EDC friendsPdaddy Qui and BFFer Tina! <3

042 elevator picturesElevator pictures 7. (Look at those two boys with the matching tanks… not judging…)

043 EDC friendsReady for EDC Day 3!

044 EDC best friendsCandid photo of us laughing. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m pretty sure we were just mocking the obnoxious people that were sitting in front of us…

045 EDC friends

046 EDC friendsWe bumped into Ray! So freaking awesome cause it’s almost impossible to meet up with people…

047 EDC friendsFinally got to meet Alex! ๐Ÿ™‚

048 EDCLoved the decor!

049 EDCLights and fireworks the whole weekend.

050 EDCFeelin’ young when you can party until the sun comes up.

051 EDC friendsThe Vegas Crew @ EDC Day 3.

After EDC, we headed back to the hotel to rest. Originally, we were just going to shower and head out to eat breakfast, but we ended up sleeping until half an hour before we had to check out. I’ve never seen so many people jump out of bed and pack/clean that fast. So crazy!

052 elevator picturesWe started the weekend with the “300% ratchet” mindset… but at the end of the trip, I’m pretty sure we were about 25% ratchet. We were tired!

053 heelsSaw this beauty while walking around before lunch!

054 friendsBecause a handful of us had night flights, we ended up chillin’ at the hotel’s bar. And because it was Ronald’s birthday the next day, we ended up drinking to celebrate. (Any reason to have a beer or a shot of Henney, right?)

055 friends and drinksCheers to a great weekend!

Although I really wanted to go to EDC when it was still in Los Angeles, I’m glad I got to go with a bunch of awesome (new and old) friends to one of my favorite cities, Las Vegas, for this experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

Summary of our trip: Sleep for 4 hours/day, pool parties, EDC, one meal a day, D&D, and awesome friends.

Going back to the bay was quite dismal. Not only were flights being delayed, our flight got delayed 4-5 hours! That meant we got back to San Jose around 3am… which also meant that I only got three hours of sleep before going to work. Obviously, work was not pleasant at all cause I was so exhausted. At least I was able to get dinner at Cha Cha Sushi with part of the Vegas crew yesterday!

Until our next adventure… #TeamNoSleep

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  • Reply Karen Trinh June 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    4 hours total all weekend? crazyyy!

  • Reply Karen Trinh June 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    4 hours total all weekend? crazyyy!

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