The Influence of Electronic Dance Music on My Thinking

Raves weren’t always my thing In fact, I had no idea what a rave was until I went to one. A lot of people hear the word “rave” and associate unpleasant ideas to them like drugs and alcohol, but what they don’t realize is that, it‘s not about that at all. There’s a huge culture behind raving and where it comes from As soon as I got a taste of the rave culture, I did a small amount of research on wikipedia to find out that the rave culture that 1 know today, didn’t even start until the 1980’s when electronic dance music became populari I felt like I had become literate in rave culture after I had attended and personally experienced the happiness it brings into my life, My first rave was when I was about 13 It was sophomore year and I was really into the band called ‘Modestep’ , which are still one of my favorite bands today, What’s unique about them is that they don‘t do everything computerized and they use regular instruments.

Waiting in line for their concert with my best friend, I could tell I wasn’t about to experience a regular concert.

A guy standing in front of me in line was already wearing some sort of furry coat and there were a couple girls wearing bright colored tutus, sequined bras, spandex shorts and these furry boot warmers? I was so confused that I might be standing in line for the wrong thing.

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Immediately after, I went to my first rave “dressed up” with one of my friends, Ameliai We saw an artist called ‘ Kill The Noise’. This is where I first learned something about the rave culture I received a beaded bracelet from a boy, also known as, ‘Kandi’. These colorful pieces of plastic strung together are a symbol of connecting with a soul for a short moment or becoming m i H l ; friends with a soul for a lifetime, We call it: PLUR (Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect).

This is the moment where I felt literate in every thing rave culture had to offeri Just like Manguel said, “And yet, all of a sudden, I knew what they were; I heard them in my head, they metamorphosed from black lines and white spaces into a solid, sonorous, meaningful reality. I had done this all by myself. No one had performed the magic for me“ (Manguel). One of my favorite quotes from a famous DJ, Kaskade, happens to be: “ As far as a music culture goes, EDM is the one who will accept the kids on the outliers, the ones who get bullied, the ones who feel like they may not quite fit in. This community is exceptional in its ability to bond all types together, andI am not exaggerating when I say it saves lives. Our audience is intelligent and kind, discriminating only in regards to which sound they like best Our audience is unprecedented in their drive to proactively support each other”.

I find this quote to be true because I‘ve met so many genuinely nice people who use it as an escape to be different, just for a little bit. People of all colors, races, and religions come together and you can see it is pretty prominent if you attend an electronic dance music festival. Flags from different countries will always be flying high and proud among the crowd. You sing along, smile and laugh with complete strangers who are just as happy as you are to dance weirdly and for whatever reason, there is no judgement and i find that the most comforting feeling. There is definitely no other place on earth with a group of people who are more accepting than a group of ravers who are there for the music and to share love between one another. I’ve met some incredible people who are so passionate about the music and connecting with people through that EDM is happy music and that’s a good aspect, because life is about being happy!

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