Awesome People We Met on Day 1 of EDC Mexico

We knew it, Mexico. Once again, you managed to show us what a real fiesta is all about. Day one of EDC Mexico was straight from a dream, and all you awesome people are what make us come back year after year. Whether you’re new to EDC Mexico or are a festival veteran, you all looked beautiful dancing Under the Electric Sky.

Get to know these Awesome People from day one of EDC Mexico.

Awesome-People-Mexico-Day-1-705x470-3Name: Annel
Age: 26
Hometown: Mexico City
How long have you been listening to dance music? Ohhh, about 15 years, more or less.
Is this your first time coming to EDC Mexico? This is my fourth EDC. I’ve come to every EDC [Mexico]; I haven’t missed one since the beginning.
What are you most looking forward to this weekend? The atmosphere, the people, the vibes and, obviously, the lineup. There are lots of artists I like here. The PLUR life — that’s what I’m most excited about.
Who do you wish could have been here with you today to experience EDC? My brother, so I could have my mom and my brother here. And my friends, of course.

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Name: Ruben and Oscar
Age: 30 (Ruben), 27 (Oscar)
Hometown: Yucatán (both)
How long have you been listening to dance music?
Ruben: It hasn’t been long. In the South, we’re always a little bit behind, but it’s been about six or seven years.
Oscar: About five years.
Is this your first time coming to EDC Mexico? First time (both)
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Ruben: In Southern Mexico, we celebrate carnivals a lot, so the carnival theme caught my attention. We decided to dress carnival-themed to experience the music.
Oscar: Meeting new people, listening to music, hanging out with everyone, and taking photos. It’s an incredible atmosphere.
Who do you wish could have been here with you today to experience EDC?
Ruben: Definitely my friends who decided to stay at home, but hopefully they’ll make it next year.
Oscar: He’s here with me.

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Name: Libertad and Ximena
Age: 19 (Libertad), 21 (Ximena)
Hometown: Cuernavaca (both)
How long have you been listening to dance music?
Libertad: Since 2011, when I started really getting into it.
Ximena: I started to like it around 2013.
Is this your first time coming to EDC Mexico?
Libertad: This is my fourth year. I always come.
Ximena: This is my fourth year.
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Libertad: I’m most excited about all the music, all the craziness, all the people, and their good vibes. This place is like my Christmas. It’s been a long time since I felt as excited as a kid like this.
Ximena: I get very excited about the closing ceremony. I want the night to come so all the lights turn on. It’s going to be incredible. I’m expecting a lot this year.
Who do you wish could have been here with you today to experience EDC?
Libertad: Her, my best friend, my EDC partner for life.
Ximena: Her, she’s my partner. I’d also like to have this boy I used to date from Canada here. He lives there.

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Name: Lorena, Javier, Carolina
Age: 22 (Lorena), 21 (Javier), 19 (Carolina)
Hometown: Veracruz (all)
How long have you been listening to dance music?
Lorena: About five years.
Javier: About the same as my sister, since she’s the one who initiated me.
Carolina: About four years.
Is this your first time coming to EDC Mexico?
Lorena: First time (all).
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Lorena: I’m super excited because it’s my first EDC, and everything is exciting me.
Javier: The atmosphere, the rides. I’m fascinated by everything. It mesmerized me. I’ve seen the videos, but it doesn’t compare. Everyone needs to come.
Carolina: I’m excited for just about everything. I’ve watched videos from the previous years, and I’ve wanted to come. Since I started listening to electronic music, it fascinated me. I loved it, and the atmosphere is super awesome.
Who do you wish could have been here with you today to experience EDC?
Lorena: I’m here with the best people!
Javier: My best friends.
Carolina: My dad, because he’s liked electronic music since a long time ago, before me.

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Name: Jose, Daniela, Brenda, Red
Age: 28 (Jose), 27 (Daniela), 28 (Brenda), 28 (Red)
Hometown: Mexico City (all)
How long have you been listening to dance music?
Jose:
 More than 10 years
Daniela: one year
Brenda: four years
Red:  All my life, really. My parents listened to disco, a lot of high-energy sounds, so I grew up listening to dance music. Right now my favorite genre is trance.
Is this your first time coming to EDC Mexico? 
Jose: First
Daniela: First
Brenda:  Fourth
Red: Third
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Jose: Major Lazer, Marshmello, and Chainsmokers. This’ll be my first time to see all these guys.
Daniela: Same as Jose, but I’m also looking forward to seeing Carnage.
Brenda: Just partying a lot — these are my best friends, so it’s perfect with these guys.
Red: Major Lazer, Hardwell, and Carnage.
Who do you wish could have been here with you today to experience EDC? We’re all best friends and can’t think of anyone else we’d want here with us today.

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Name: Evgenia and Everardo
Age: 21 (Evgenia), 23 (Everardo)
Hometown: New York City (Evgenia), Houston TX (Everardo)
How long have you been listening to dance music?
Evgenia: When I was maybe 6, my first CD was Benny Benassi. I grew up in Russia, and my brother and sister were really into electronic music and gave me the CD. I’ve been hooked ever since.
Everardo: Since about five to six years ago. I started going to this little venue called Stereo Live. They put on a lot of free events, and I started going, and the people there just captivated me. Other music scenes can be kinda mean, but in the rave scene, everyone is friendly—like family. And that’s what made me love all this.
Is this your first time coming to EDC Mexico? 1st time at EDC ever (both).
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Evgenia: Dancing the night away Under the Electric Sky.
Everardo: Spending time with my girlfriend—she turned 21, and I bought us these tickets for her present.
Who do you wish could have been here with you today to experience EDC? Our friends Zion and Madison.

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Name: Alejandro
Age: 29
Hometown: Monterrey, Nuevo León
How long have you been listening to dance music? For about 13 or 14 years.
Is this your first time coming to EDC Mexico? I go to a lot of festivals every year, but this is my first time at EDC.
What are you most looking forward to this weekend? The variety of artists here is very wide. The stages are very cool. What am I expecting here? To experience something I haven’t experienced in other festivals. I see there’s lots of production, the sound is incredible, and there very good DJs.
Who do you wish could have been here with you today to experience EDC? My best friends are here with me. And someone very special to me is here, too.

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Name: Laura
Age: 27
Hometown: Mexico City
How long have you been listening to dance music? Since I was in high school. It’s been a few years.
Is this your first time coming to EDC Mexico? Yes, it’s my first time.
What are you most looking forward to this weekend? I love all the colors and the decorations. It’s super cool!
Who do you wish could have been here with you today to experience EDC? I would like to have brought my boyfriend, but he didn’t come!

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Name: Francisco, Antonio, Alejandro
Age: 20 (Francisco), 21 (Antonio), 15 (Alejandro)
Hometown: Mexico City
How long have you been listening to dance music?
Francisco: About 15 years.
Antonio: 10 years, more or less.
Alejandro: Since I was 8 years old.
Is this your first time coming to EDC Mexico?
Francisco: This is my fourth time here.
Antonio: Third time.
Alejandro: This is my third year.
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Francisco: Listening to good music and coming with a festival attitude.
Antonio: The people and the vibes they all bring.
Alejandro: Listening to only tech house.
Who do you wish could have been here with you today to experience EDC?
Francisco: Hardwell and Don Diablo.
Antonio: My girlfriend and my sister. They’re at my house.
Alejandro: No, they’re all here.

Author Insomniac Editorial Team