His comment: "Not looking good for this year. We'll be back though!!"
Later in the day, Insomniac spokeswoman Jennifer Forkish confirmed the news.
"While nothing has been set in stone, at this point it’s unlikely that we’ll produce EDC Chicago in 2014," Forkish told the Web site http://www.youredm.com.
"We still haven’t found the perfect venue that works on the right dates, and when we produce festivals our top priority is always the fan experience. We’re not willing to compromise that. While things can change, we are definitely planning on bringing EDC back to the Chicago area in 2015."
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While well-received by the 60,000 or so fans who attended, many of whom stayed for the whole weekend, it was roundly criticized by people who lived east of the track because of the bass-heavy music that they said they could hear in their homes until the 4 a.m. closing time. Complaints were lodged by people living as far away as Frankfort and Orland Park.
Insomniac pledged to resolve the sound problems and to end the music at an earlier hour if Joliet officials were willing to allow their return, but the comments made Wednesday indicate they may be re-evaluating their commitment to coming back to Joliet.
The Joliet City Council has been on the fence about their return, saying they wanted to know the financial impact of the event before making a decision.
Insomniac hired a firm to do a financial analysis, which found that more than $26 million was spent in Joliet through production costs, attendee spending, labor wages and other expenditures. The report, released in October, said Insomniac spent $11.1 million, non-Joliet residents spent $10.7 million and Joliet/local residents spent $4.3 million.
Insomniac produced its first Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles in 1996, and now holds them in more than a half-dozen cities annually. In 2013, they did shows in Las Vegas, New York, London, Puerto Rico, Orlando, Fla., and elsewhere. The largest is in Las Vegas, which attracts a daily crowd of 115,000 and produces about $207 million for the city.