9 years. It’s been 9 years since deadmau5, aka Joel Zimmerman, played at Electric Daisy Carnival. At that point, the festival was still being held at the Los Angeles Coliseum. I don’t know about you, but I feel old.
We’re glad to see Joel come back around. After his 2016 remarks about not being a huge fan of the festival itself, it was unclear if he’d ever return. Not to mention the slight argument with Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella who emphasized over Twitter that he had minimal interest in booking the artist. Fans were still able to catch Joel playing during EDC Week at various clubs and pool parties over the years.
Things really started looking up in 2017 when Insomniac hosted a deadmau5 Warehouse Takeover. The event included newcomer ANNA and Monstergetdown which sold out insanely fast.
While he wasn’t able to bring the Cube with him, his legendary veteran status drew a huge crowd and capitalized on the insane stage production. It’s easy to see the bass shaking the camera. Glad to have you back, Joel.