5 Reasons Ravers Make The World A Better Place

5 Reasons Ravers Make The World A Better Place

There is no I, or you, or me, there is only we, us, and ours.

We all know at least one friend who attends electric music festivals or a raves. Some of us do not show our inner raver all the time, others show it every day. Regardless of our personalities, ravers have at least one thing in common, the ability to embrace and accept one another in a judgement-free zone for a few days. The people you meet in “Those few days” in my opinion, 95% of the time turn into friendships that last a lifetime. Some people think raves are a waste of money or time, yet ravers cannot wait until day one of ticket sales for their favorite rave. In my opinion, these are 5 reasons ravers are just so awesome.

  • 1.We ARE A FAMILY. There is no I, or you, or me, there is only we, us, and ours. A family of individuals that celebrate their lives, their similarities, and their love for the music create a place that is indescribable. We jump up and around, we wave our hands up and down, we dance and sing until we run out of breath, and we wait until the last minute to use the restroom because we do not want to lose our spot in the crowd. We take pictures of random people because their costume is great, or their dancing is cool, and we take videos of the stage, to create memories that we can relive again and again until 365 days later.
  • 2.We are fun to be around. This is probably the biggest fear of a person considering to go to a rave, but in reality, it is what makes raves so great. I know my first time at a rave I thought, “What if people look at me funny, what if I do not know the songs? What if I do not have fun?” I figured out within minutes of entering the venue that most of the people that go to raves do not know all of the music being played, but they know how to make the best of it by being with people who feel the same way and can appreciate the beat and life of the music, first timers or not. We do not judge, we come from all corners of the world, big or small, we a fun for all.
  • 3.Costumes. They come in all forms, all designs, and all types of creativeness. From flags showing the logo “Insomniac” swaying in the crowd to gloves that light up and strobe. Each raver has their own style of costume, their own style of creativity, and their own style of color. Kandi is exchanged in the signs of Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect towards one another. Kandi is a way of showing that no matter who we are, we are all a family.
  • 4.Friends that rave together, stay together. Have you ever been dragged somewhere by a friend to a place you initially would never go alone? I’m sure all of us have. However, when a friend brings you to a rave, they do it because they want you to experience the life, the love, and the craziness that all of us ravers get to enjoy and be a part of every time we dress up for the rave. You meet people who you would never have even seen in your own town because we come from all over. They become your friends, and by the end of the night, your family and support.
  • 5.The Shuffle. Without doubt, the most common form of dancing in rave life. It is branched off of the “Melbourne Shuffle” club dance that originated in the late 80s in Melbourne, Australia. The rapid heel-toe step that is most commonly associated with electric music, and it should be. Some of us have seen it in the music video for the song “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, but I feel that to get the most meaning out of the dance, you need to see it. Ravers all over the world love to watch and show off their shuffling skills in YouTube videos, Instagram posts, and snapchat stories, as well as all over the internet. It is the feeling you get out of learning to shuffle to dance music that makes it so great.

I am sure there are more than just 5 reasons that make ravers so awesome, the fact we consider each other family even though we may never see each other for a year, or the fact we dress up in funky costumes are just some of the many reasons ravers make the world a better place.

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What's Truly Happening At A College Party?

It's A Manifestation For Escaping Reality

If you go to college you should know that at any time of the day whether it be a Friday night or Monday morning, someone is drinking. This is hardly shocking though, and the peak of the drinking festivities takes place on a Friday night at all of the frat parties. But what is truly happening at these parties?

In actuality, parties don't actually begin until around 10 at night, and the likelihood of them being busted is actually pretty high. Afterall, between 7 and 10 PM, most of the girls and guys are at home pregaming. Some nights they pregame so hard they don't even make it outside. But for those who do decide to go out, they are forced to either make the ten-minute walk to the house or get a ride from their designated driver. Odds are that some cop sees them stumbling as they walk and he watches them walk into the house. Cops then come, and the parties over. It's either that or the party gets too rowdy and...busted.

The actual party consists of many things, to say the least. Notably, you will notice the drunk girls in extremely slutty outfits out on the dance floor singing at the top of their lungs, "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus. A constant series of games beer pong takes place in another room. Outside of the dance floor, the drinking takes place, socializing occurs, and in one room there will be a girl that's just a little too drunk and her friends are taking care of her. Eventually, you will see some couple hardcore making out and they will stumble to find a place to fuck.

Yeah, it's a riot. Once people get a couple drinks in them they start to believe they can do anything. However, these parties are just a manifestation that allows people to escape reality. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for having fun and parties can definitely be a blast especially when you're the one getting totally shitfaced and end up not remembering half of it.

But the main problem with the parties is that people are just using that alcohol as an escape, a way to loosen up and not be such a stick in the mud. All of that alcohol cancels out that anxiety that everyone claims to have nowadays. And then there also amounts to all of those hookups happen when there's a good chance you don't even know their last name (Or their first name for that matter). In truth, parties are just a great way to waste time on the weekend at college and forget about that shitty and tiring week of school.

If you're looking to make new friends at the next party, there's a good chance they won't know who you are the next time they see you.

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10 Types Of People Every College Kid Meets On Their Night Out

*Pretends to know person who claims to be in same chem class*

Like every great night, it starts out with you surrounded by some of your favorite people. Many of us get together to unwind after a long week of grueling classes and talk about that cute girl in your English class or that hot guy you always see at the gym.

Whether you and your friends go to a crowded house party, a random frat gathering, or the local college club for a night out, you are bound to have a good time. But with every spectacular night out spent with your friends, you are guaranteed to meet some interesting people along the way. In fact, when you're out on the town, it seems as though you keep seeing the same types of people at every party and bar you go to.

Here are 10 types of people everyone is destined to see on their night out.

1. The guy who seems to have no sense of personal space

Everyone knows this guy. He's the one you'll see at every party, bar and social gathering. He thinks that grinding on a non-suspecting girl counts as flirting.

2. The group of girls who just can't seem to nail the perfect selfie

We've all seen it or have been a part of it. They're that group where everyone wants to look good in the group photo so they can post it on Snapchat and make that hot guy they've been talking to want to hit them up later

3. The person who wants to document the whole night via Snapchat

We get it. You're having a great time. Now excuse me while I tap through all of your pictures and videos.

4. The intoxicated girl who tells you that she loves your outfit in the bathroom.

Thanks, girl. I also like your outfit. I love you, too.

5. The guy who wants to buy everyone drinks

This guy clearly wants to show his money and impress you. But, hey, free drinks, am I right?

6. The group of girls who don't seem to know all the words to the Drake Song Playing

When you love this Drake song but just can't seem to remember the words. In this case, random yelling and mumbling will do. Then everyone shouts the chorus in unison. "GOD'S PLAN!"

7. That one person you recognize from class but don't quite remember their name

Que awkward: "Heyyyyy, you're in my anatomy discussion."

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8. The couple who has their tounges down each other's throats in the corner at the party

Please get a room. *Cringe*

9. The one person of every friend group that has nominated themselves as 'mom' for the night

This person is easy to spot as they are not as intoxicated as their friends. They are commonly found telling their friends that the decisions they're making are not good ones.

10. Patagonia/Vineyard Vines guy

When you see one of these guys you immediately panic. No, I don't want to know what frat you're in.

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