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Police: Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 off to a safe start

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say 2013's Electric Daisy Carnival is off to a safe start.

More than 100,000 people attended EDC Friday night, according to Insomniac Productions. Police say most of the crowd was well-behaved, but with so many people in one venue, there are bound to be some people who break the rules.

"Any time you put 100,000 energy-charged individuals into an area with seven stages of techno music blasting out more energy, you're going to have some individuals that misbehave a little bit," Metro Public Information Officer Bill Cassell said.

Twenty-one people were arrested on felony drug charges Friday night, according to police. One person was arrested for drunk driving. Cassell says, considering the nature of the event, those numbers are low.

Two hundred and four people needed medical treatment, but police say most of those medical calls were for minor illnesses, exhaustion and dehydration.

Police also say traffic is more organized and parking is much smoother than in previous years.

Four hundred officers are working each night of EDC to keep the crowd as safe as possible.

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