6. The after-parties are both everywhere and nearby
Dozens of after-parties are within walking (okay, short driving) distance from the festival, and that's when the party really starts. St. Andrew's, Bleu, TV Lounge, City Club, Northern Lights, The Works, the Old Miami, Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom, Populux, the Majestic, Whiskey Disco, Bookies, MotorCity Wine, 1515 Broadway, the Whisky Parlor, Bert's, Masonic Temple, Trumbullplex, MIX, Checker Bar and POP, and so many more will be keep the party raging for 72+ solid hours, if you feel so inclined.
You know what you get when you go to EDC in Las Vegas? You get to party in a motor speedway in the middle of the damn desert, miles from anything that remotely resembles "civilization," and probably five hours back to the Strip in gridlocked LA traffic because every raver in LA is in town and they bring their $%&@ traffic with them. Detroit, you don't know how lucky you are.