Hey everybody! Finally back with a new post (yes I’m still on winter break)
EDM (electronic dance music) has become such a huge part of my life in the past year, so I found it fitting to not only post about it, but dedicate a whole new page of the blog to EDM and the rave scene (see Sober Rave Girl on the menu bar!!!)
Just recently I’ve had a dream of becoming a DJ/Producer. The DJ thing is going well so far, as I’ve gotten a few gigs for frat parties on campus (they’re a lot more fun when you’re djing them). I’m currently working on learning the fundamentals of electronic music production (it’s SO complicated)!
For me, there is nothing like going to a rave – there’s a whole culture to it aside from the amazing music and overall good vibes! I think I actually might be addicted to raving – I’ve been to at least one show a month since September!
Some of my favorite DJ’s include Hardwell, Showtek, Armin van Buuren, Audien, Zedd, Sebastian Ingrosso/SHM, Alesso, Deorro, Calvin Harris, R3hab, and Diplo. Who are your favorites??
If you’re a raver (sober or not), email/comment/tweet at me! I love growing my EDM family!
Here’s a rundown of the rave scene:
All raves are governed by this principle known as PLUR, meaning Peace, Love, Unity, Respect. Many ravers wear beaded bracelets and masks known as “kandi”. If you meet a new friend at a rave, you can exchange your kandi (that’s the significance!). I just go to raves for the music and lights, but I’ve also met some really cool people from attending shows. Raves are truly a judgement-free zone: you can show your true colors and express yourself without any fear of rejection or criticism.
How I Rave Sober:
With a true passion for EDM, the music acts as my drug. I am the type of person who can stay up dancing the night away, which is another reason I can’t get enough of the rave scene.
I don’t think I’ve ever been exposed to more crazy drugs at once than at a rave – but I have enough faith in myself and my will power to never feel influenced to even try Molly or whatever else is available. (Honestly, everybody does their own thing and if anybody asks if you want to try, you can politely decline and they will leave you alone!)
Many times, fellow ravers have highly regarded my choice to rave sober! You just need to have enough trust in yourself to not feel influenced by what others are doing around you, and with a love for the music I guarantee you will fall in love with the rave scene!
Here is a picture of one of my faves, Hardwell, after his set at TomorrowWorld 2013 in Chattahoochee Hills, GA!! So epic!!
Keep calm and rave on!