8 Things I Wish The Netflix Movie 'XOXO' Warned Me About Before Going Into My First Rave

8 Things I Wish The Netflix Movie 'XOXO' Warned Me About Before Going Into My First Rave

Take care of yourself and others around you.

First and foremost, I want to remind everyone who raves, or anyone who goes to music festivals in general, one really important thing: take care of yourself and others around you.

I’m also in no way promoting underage drinking or drug usage here, but if you’re going to do it, please do it safely.

Learn from Tariq’s experience in Netflix’s rave movie XOXO. Don’t kiss strangers — unless you want to have a far too dramatic (yet probably slightly accurate) drug trip.

Raving should be fun for you and your friends! So, please, for the love of EDM,

1. Be responsible and safe

Please. Oh, and don't forget to

2. Drink lots of water

3. ALWAYS have your ID, ticket, and phone on you

If I could bold my bold, I would.

I swear, so many bad things could’ve been avoided had I had those things on me when things went awry. And if you are going to have someone hold your belongings, make sure to stay with them at all times.

4. Have a designated meeting spot if things do go awry

Again, so many bad things could’ve avoided.

It’s loud, it’s crowded, and there’s usually multiple rooms for different sets. So, in the off chance that you do lose your friends and your phone’s dead — or in my case, not with me — then you’d have a go-to spot to meet up with them later on!

5. Bring a portable charger if you can

This goes hand-in-hand with the whole dead-phone-and-can’t-find-my-friends thing. If possible, bring a portable charger with you.

6. Those people in bright colored shirts are there to help you, not arrest you

I spent way too much time worrying about “being caught” and “taken away,” when I really should’ve been having fun and enjoying myself.

They’re all fully aware that you’re probably under the influence of something, so if they think you’re too out of it to be out on the dance floor, then you most likely are.

7. Making and trading kandi is super fun

Unfortunately, I lost all of the ones I made before the rave and didn’t get the chance to really talk to or meet new people to trade any anyways. That’s on the top of my to-do list for my next rave, though!

(Update: I found the kandi I made in my duffel bag... It was a long weekend, guys.)

8. Ubers suck

They really do.

At least the ones my friends and I had to deal with.

None of the ones we ordered could find us for some reason. And trust me when I say this, it is not fun waiting outside in the cold, wearing nothing but pasties, a thong, and a thin bodysuit.

If only XOXO had prepared me for the hell that was my first rave.

Cover Image Credit: Netflix

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

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Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

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13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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One of the top 100 games of the century makes a comeback in an epic way.


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Warcraft was a monument to an entire gaming generation, ranked 2nd best game of all time by German games magazine "GameStar." Its fate, however, was ultimately sealed as computing technology became better and overshadowed the old giant. Plus, with the rise of gaming consoles and handheld gaming devices, PC gaming lost its appeal slowly, and games like Starcraft or Warcraft eventually faded into oblivion.

But over on the horizon, Blizzard Entertainment came to the rescue. Following the success of their previous release of Starcraft: Remastered, they decided to come forth with their next great project: remastering Warcraft 3.

Using a new and revamped engine built over the foundations of the old one, they have rebuilt the world we once loved. Adding to that are new, high definition voices and sound effects that they recorded just for this old game. For the blurry characters of old, the team decided to upscale and remodel all present units to give them the 2019 high-def treatment they deserved. For the old user interface (UI), the development team settled on one that resembled the "Starcraft: Remastered" interface, offering more room for players to look at the gorgeous 4K character models. Also, to fit the new continuity from World of Warcraft, Blizzard opted to alter the story by a small margin, showing promising changes to the revived game.

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However, not everyone was hyped when the game was announced. Many gamers expressed disappointment at Blizzard's move of remastering old games instead of developing new ones. Many, feeling uncomfortable at the company's decision, took to the internet and into forums. Some fans expressed concerns over Blizzard's decision to retcon a game they hold dear Some are unhappy with the graphics not being consistent with characters: unit models look too detailed while buildings look cartoonish.

Despite all this, the general population loved the announcement at Blizzcon. As the game slowly reaches its release date of December 31, 2019, the hype can only go up from here. For those of us who can't hold their excitement, here's a video of the crowd's insane reaction to the announcement:

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