Insomniac – Electric Mile
An immersive, fun for all ages audio-visual experience
For nearly a month, Insomniac has taken over Santa Anita Park with a drive thru experience of everything we love about Insomniac raves and festivals called Electric Mile. It’s got music, performers, and of course the lights on some of the well-known signs and structures we see from beloved festivals such as Nocturnal Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Escape, Countdown and EDC. All this in a mile. One of the coolest things about it is the fact that it’s all ages.
Electric Mile opened the weekend of New Years Eve, and luckily I was able to experience it twice. My group and I had bought a VIP ticket for New Year’s day Friday at 9pm. We left promptly at 7:30pm to make sure we got there early enough in case of traffic. It’s a good thing we did because it was packed. The entrance getting in was already around the corner near the hospital that is nearby. Luckily, having VIP did help. We got to bypass the huge line that weaved in and out like a line you see at a ride at Disneyland. From there, we picked up our smile box which came with snacks, water, candy and refraction glasses. We were told not to go more than 5mph and once we got in, we turned our radio to a certain channel.
courtesy of Insomniac
We asked if we could sit in the bed of the truck and luckily we were able to than rather having to crane our necks from inside the truck. So five of our group cuddled up with blankets and our refraction glasses. It was a little over 30 minutes long and it was quite the experience.
There are no words to fully describe how it was. I wish I could but it is something that needs to be experienced. It was possibly the greatest idea that Pasquale and Insomniac had which they brought everything out of their warehouse to bring us a different type of experience. It was like going to all the different festivals in 30 minutes except in a car and socially distanced. Complete with dancers, performers and of course music. It gave us all of that. Reminding us how much we love and miss festivals. My favorite part of Electric Mile was seeing the mainstage, the Cathedral of EDC, complete with the owl, and singing along to the tracks that were played.
Electric Mile is sold out for the rest of January but will still be going on into February. Tickets range from $69.99 to $89.99 depending on if it’s a weekday or weekend.
If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids, this is it.
Let them have a piece of the magic that we’ve all experienced before with festivals.