5 Reasons You Should Try Raving If You've Never Done It Before

5 Reasons You Should Try Raving If You've Never Done It Before

Let me begin by saying I am no expert on the subject of EDM. My boyfriend, on the other hand, is. Through our connection, I've had the pleasure of opening my ears to new sounds and my mind to new environments. That being said, despite many people thinking that Aviccii's retirement will signal the beginning of the end of this era, I'm hoping I can adequately sum up why you need to throw that idea away and go to a rave right now.

To give you a little background, before meeting my boyfriend and his rave family, I had little to no knowledge of the EDM scene, apart from Kygo and some house music. I'll admit that when I met them the first time they came in for Sunday brunch, they lived up to the stereotype. Some of them still had kandi on from the night before, and were all nursing hangovers of sorts — if you get what I'm saying (and I'm sure you do).

There's absolutely nothing wrong with that, you do you. But as their very busy bartender and someone who didn't really see the point in going to a show to suck on a pacifier, wear plastic jewelry and be surrounded by half-naked girls dressed as unicorns, I wasn't the most accepting person in those first moments.

But within 15 minutes, they started to grow on me. One brunch visit turned into a few and with each minute my would-be boyfriend and his friends sold me on the idea of raves being more than meets the eye.

Just because they're incredibly into the scene, doesn't mean they subscribe to every negative stereotype. They called me Miss Becca and insisted I give raves the benefit of the doubt, and although they opened me up to the idea, I knew I'd likely never go.

Oh, how wrong I was. Fast forward eight months: I was moving states away, and that guy and I started dating long distance and after hearing about a million raves that he and the family had gone to, I was agreeing to go to my first...Read More.

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