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You didn't plan on sleeping this weekend, did you? One of the best things about EDC NY is that you can follow up a night of raving with a morning of clubbing. If that sounds like your thing, plan on hauling your bootie from New Jersey to New York City, because we all know after the party is the after-party and that's where a fun night turns into a morning you'll never forget. To those missing out on the EDC excitement — don't fret. Consider this your invitation to these all-night affairs.
Pacha will host the official EDC after-party, and has yet to announce the lineup details but because it's Pacha and EDC you can expect some big names. Buy tickets in advance to that one because everybody and their mother will be showing up. You can get in for $15 with RSVP before midnight, but legging through the Lincoln Tunnel in time to make it might be a challenge.
Pacha is gonna be crowded! // Photo credit: Cannibeat @ Tumblr
If you'd rather know what you're getting yourself into before dropping the big bucks in the wee hours, we've got a few other appetizing options for your weekend party schedule.
On Saturday, Output hosts progressive house legend John Digweed and Alex Graham in the main room, while Art Department and Nicolas Matar take over the more intimate Panther Room.
Brooklyn upstart Verboten&utmv=-&utmk=111637380) hosts Speedy J, Lucy, Oscar Mulero, Subjected and Brendan Moeller for Electric Deluxe.
Verboten keeps it weird // Photo credit: Verboten
TBA Brooklyn celebrates Mates' one-year anniversary featuring Julia Govor. Rumors are that there will be cake.
West Side mega-club Marquee hosts Swiss superstar EDX.
And to top it all off, intimate venue Baby's All Right has Traxman, Sadaf & DJ Weird Magic.
Pacha's official after-party continues and Adventure Club have just been announced as headliners. ($15 before midnight with RSVP)
Meanwhile, Output comes through with tech-house favorites Tale of Us and Chymera.
The Meatpacking District's Cielo hosts London based genre-bending clubbing stalwarts Horse Meat Disco.
South London disco goes worldwide when HMD head to Cielo // Photo Credit: Groovamatica @ Tumblr.
Highline Ballroom goes day-glow with Flourescent Flow II featuring Spin One, Brinka, Abrupt, Precise, Scottie, NinePM.
Verboten&utmv=-&utmk=73888658) joins the action with Sander Kleinenberg, Tom Trago, Justin Strauss and George Faya.
But if you just want to get your Body & Soul on before a Memorial Day BBQ head to Webster Hall to see Francois-K, Danny Krivit and Joaquin "Joe" Claussell.
Take Monday to cleanse both your soul and body of the lingering scent of mischief. Perhaps take a moment to give props to those who died in the armed forces, presumably fighting for the freedom that allowed you to sleep in all day..