Drink Red Bull, Win Tickets to Electric Daisy Carnival

Order a ‘Purple Haze’ from The Smashed Pig

By Jason R. Latham

At long last, you can pound Red Bulls on the streets of Downtown Las Vegas without the sad and desperate feeling that you’re trying too hard to relive the glory days of the mid-aughts.

The Downtown Las Vegas (DTLV) group, formerly known as the Downtown Project, is giving away a pair of tickets to October’s sold out Electric Daisy Carnival to anyone going all-in on Red Bull infused cocktails at downtown bars and restaurants. The contest utilizes the Explore DTLV app loyalty program, and every Red Bull drink purchased at a participating venue—Big Ern’s BBQ, Corduroy, Downtowner, Downtown Terrace, Fiddlestix, Gold Spike, Inspire, Oak & Ivy, Place on 7th, and The Smashed Pig—will increase your chances to win.

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Sounds easy enough, but don’t think you can just walk into one of those joints with a can of Coconut Berry Red Bull and start pounding it in the doorway. You’ve actually got to order off the menu—perhaps a “Purple Haze” from The Smashed Pig—and use the app to record your purchase.

Look at it as a win-win. If you score the tickets without spending more than a couple of hundred dollars, you’ll score your way into EDC and all you had to do was drink copious amounts of alcohol and Red Bull. If you don’t win, you’ll have enjoyed copious amounts of alcohol and Red Bull, and maybe you were just going to do that anyway?

For fans shut out after tickets sold out, the Red Bull contest could be the only way to get into the festival grounds when EDC returns October 22 to 24. This year’s lineup, as usual, features more than 200 artists, with frequent Vegas performers Zedd, Tiesto, Loud Luxury, Kygo, DJ Snake, Diplo, The Chainsmokers and Alison Wonderland among the heavy hitters.The Explore DTLV contest runs through September 30, so you’re encouraged to download the app and start drinking now, and never mind the “Red Bull sweats.” It’ll be worth it.

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