I realized I’m a bit bored of all these raves. Sure, they’re amazing. Visually, mentally, musically stimulating. Your senses are basically on overload the entire time you’re there. But after spending the last year of my life going to every single rave I possibly could, I can’t help but feel a bit burnt out. It’s all the same. Loud bass, crowded as fuck, you have no cell service and you’re fucked if you can’t find your friends. It takes 30 minutes to find an open bathroom and there’s no fucking toilet paper anyways so why bother. You can’t even see the dj’s face unless you’re willing to push your way through a bunch of fucked up people, and good luck if you need to get out for any reason. I used to really not care, because everyone I met was so nice, so incredible, so passionate about the music. Now when I go, people are fucking rude, they want nothing to do with you and they look at you weird for asking them a simple question, or giving them a small compliment. I came here to dance, enjoy music, and enjoy people. I didn’t come here to be annoyed, I could have just stayed home and listened to it on the internet and saved a hell of a lot of money. I recently read an article, titled “Has EDM lost it’s PLUR?” and it was one of the truest and greatest things I’ve ever read.
“It used to be that EDM events were few and far between. Part of the fun was all the tension and anticipation leading up the event. There was a certain mystique about the underground nature of it, the abandoned warehouse, the rave-like apparel and the freedom to do whatever you wanted. Not being inundated with the music all the time meant it all sounded so fresh and unique every time you heard it.
Today, there are massive parties every weekend virtually everywhere you turn. They are over-hyped and over-commercialized. The venues are filled over capacity without any care for the comfort of the patrons. The sole intention is to maximize revenues by overcharging at the door, overcharging at the bar, and overcharging at coat check. There is no magic or anticipation anymore. There is no mystique or underground vibe. The music all sounds the same because we live in a constant flood of EDM these days. Where’s the fun in doing something you have access to doing all the time? There isn’t any.”
Read the whole article here: http://beatsmedia.com/special/has-edm-lost-its-p-l-u-r/
reblog if you’re going! hopefully we can plan a tumblr meet up <3
FOREVER reblog this!!! <3