Life Beyond the Rave: What is a raver's life like when they aren't raving?
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Hi. We're in a serious relationship where we are not just dedicated to one another, but also the act of 'raving.' We are always on the lookout for a great new DJ, electro house mp3, or regional rave that we can drive 2. In addition, we spend a lot of time networking with a lot of other underground ravers, eventually looking to plan our own event. Unfortunately, it has become more difficult to plan a rave in a public park in the greater Los Angeles area.
The truth is, we're just like any mainstream couple. We eat most meals at Taco Bell. We enjoy going 'thrifting' at used toy stores, looking to find the child_wave accessory to put our personal brands over the top at the next rave. If you know a great place to find low-priced toys, backpacks, and other places where we can hide drugs, let us know.
Recently we adopted this African American baby. I know what ur thinking, "That's not a real baby." But the truth is, our rave-and-go lifestyle doesn't really allow us to take care of any one other than ourselves. Not even small pets. When you're off the grid for 5 days after ODing + suffering from rowdy dehydration--let's just say u shouldn't own a real baby unless ur interested in committing murder.
I'd say most ravers are misunderstood. They think we don't value life, and we just want to escape every chance we get at festivals that celebrate deviant electronic sounds and man-made drugs. While we do enjoy those things, we also take time to appreciate the simple things.
We like to shop for beanies and Indian_wave fleeces.
We do like to go to the desert and do peyote.
We enjoy getting piercings in kewl places.
We love Kool-Aid--not just for drinking, but also for colouring our hair.
We're always down to sit in the back of any van, have a great conversation, and take as many unknown pills as possible.
I know u wouldn't believe it, but we're just like you when we're not at raves.
The RaveWave lifestyle isn't just about 'Rave or Die.'
We believe that we have the option to 'Rave and Live.'
Are ravers 'valuable members of society' or do they just 'do tons of drugs', burden our emergency response healthcare services, and steal toys from children in need?
Do u ever see ravers doing 'normal ppl thing' and say 2 urself "Why don't yall just go to a rave and stop ruining the real world?"
Should all ravers be shipped 2 Australia so they can just live 'the party lifestyle' 24/7 in metaphorical exile?
Is it weird 2 see ppl who are 'way alt' in a normal context?