INDIE HUNK ALERT: Mark Foster, lead singer of Foster the People, spotted shirtless at rave, glowstickingBy Carles on 27 Jan 2012
Mark Foster has it all
1 of the most popular, highest-selling songs of 2k11
in 'Pumped Up Kicks'
Tons of BJs from mad bitches
But most importantly
he has a love for rave-wave music
and SICK glowsticking skills
Mark Foster can twirl with the best of them.
Much like his own music career
Foster creates a vortex of positivity
within the orb of his glow
Rave, Rave, Against the Dying of the Buzz
Ur coonskin raver hat
unites u with the forest creatures
of the Dark Rave Forest
Glowsticks are an extension of ur nocturnal nature
Sometimes it feels
like when we rave
we are sorta wearing pumped up kicks
if u rlly think abt it...
I wish I could run right into ur bulky arms
falling asleep on ur tribal tat
I'm glad u finally took off ur church boy indie uniform
And showed us the BANGIN BOD that God blessed u with
Do u vibe on protein?
How do u bulk up?
Tell me ur secrets, FosterTheBB...
Mark Foster has it all
a sick songwriting sensibilitie
a sick bod
a sick tribal tat
a sick coonskin raver hat
There is an art to glowstick twirling.
there is an art to the photography of glowstick twirling
U look good, Mark BB!
Does Mark Foster look 'baller' and 'swag' as a raver?
Is 'Pumped Up Kicks' the #1 song of all time?
R u gonna get a tribal tat?
Are glowsticks the most authentic rave accessory?
Should I start a glowstick dance academy?
Jared Leto can do it all. He is a singer, rock band leader, actor, alternative icon, fashion icon, deity in the majority of Asia, and director. He is widely regarded as The Most Alternative Man Alive. It seems like he is 'spreading his wings', looking 2 take on new challenges. He directed the 'trailer' for HARD SUMMER 2012. Hard is a popular electro festival rave brand that puts on some of the most important American electro raves in the world. They are the people who recently brought u HOLY SHIP: A Very DubLectro Cruise Ship.
Anyways, as u can see, Jared Leto really captured the zeitgeist of the American Electro Movement. Do u believe that modern rave culture is the last festival movement that embodies the spirit of Woodstock? This blipster does.
Do u want to go to a HARD event and 'lose urself'?
If u were to die at any American music festival/rave, which 1 would it be?
Being trampled to death at Lollapalooza, or ODing at a random ass rave in a barn in the middle of nowhere?
Say what u will about Jared Leto as an actor/musician/artist, but maybe his true calling is directing commercial clips 4 clients....
Leto usually directs under the name "Bartholomew Cubbins." Do u feel like Jared Leto ripped off the work that Bartholomew Cubbins did for the epic 30 Seconds to Mars video for "Closer to the Edge."
Do u appreciate the way that Jared Leto uses the power of the 'random ass teen fan interview' in order to convey the spirit of youth and hope in his videos?
Does it make u wanna go to HARD SUMMER 2 see a #JaredLetoDJset?
Is Jared Leto the voice of every generation?
Do u <3 EPIC RAVE TRAILERS?
I wish I could just go 2 Tommorowland...
It looks like Electro Utopia...
What is the greatest modern rave in the world?
Did Jared Leto 'nail it' or does he need to ride more fantasy-waves?
Skrillex, Diplo, Steve Aoki, & A-Trak play a Rave Cruise called HOLY SHIP. Was it the Electro Titanic?By Carles on 11 Jan 2012
Photos by Rony's PhotoBooth
What if I told u that there was a magical ship that was filled with the most relevant DJs in the world: Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Diplo, A-TRAK, and MORE setting sail, heading towards destination: PARTY ISLAND, but then while u were on the journey to PARTY ISLAND, u realized that PARTY ISLAND was in fact a destination that lived inside ur heart? Would u jump on board this ship with the opportunity to bronoodle with premium nip slipping bikini BBs, dubstream tatted up bros, relevant DJs, hot altbagettes, and the most relevant ppl in the world? What if I told u that the entire ship was a metaphorical VIP area?
This was Holy Ship, some sort of 'electro rave cruise' that happened last weekend. It was an 'epic hang', although it could have ben widely referred to as 'the day the dubstep died' and/or 'Electro Titanic' if there was some sort of iceberg-wave tragedy.
Did u go 2 Holy Ship?
'Pick me up on Monday, mom.'
'Behind me, we will make DJ/dubstep history. Molly dealers will arrive to the ship in tugboats.'
Me and my best dubstream altbros were prepared to die on Holy Ship.
True or False: This is a picture of the most relevant DJs in the entire world.
Such SICK glowstick moves could only be legal in international waters...
How many Skrillexes can u carry?
Me and a Wizard! #selfpic
One thing I love abt Diplo is that he is always willing to expose the Western World to the 'savage, sexual dance moves' of foreigners and ethnics.
The Dubstep Guy from Korn and the guy from the Pamela Anderson sex tape were both there trying to improve their DJ careers
'One time I made a sweet sex tape with my wife, Pamela Anderson Lee on a boat. This boat is not as fun.' -Tommy Lee, future dubstepper of America association.
It was 'cheat day' at the Carnival Cruise buffet.
Steve Aoki and his usual 'Yes, I am paid to be here. You are not.' face.
Ray Liotta was there.
Photo via the cobrasnake
Molly has completely taken over my life.
She makes me feel like no other.
I feel like I'm addicted to Molly
She's taken over my system.
I'll never be able to see the world the same again after Molly
She makes me feel alive
She makes colors brighter
She turns sounds into shapes
Molly finds a way to make everything feel better.
Molly and I do everything together
We'll go to raves
We'll go to the movies
We'll sit around the apartment, listening to dubstep
Watching a cool light machine that we bought at the drug paraphernalia store at the mall
We'll stay up all night, then go out to breakfast
Molly is everything to me.
No one has opened me up quite like Molly has
She makes me unafraid to dance
Unafraid to smile
Unafraid to live
I grab her by the ass on the dance floor
and look into her eyes
and I kiss her
yeah... her sex is on fire. :-)
Molly makes me feel like I am rolling in the deep... in a good way
There will never be another one like Molly
Sometimes I worry that she'll run out on me one day
Sometimes I worry that she belongs to every one else
But then when I get Molly all to myself
All of my worries disappear.
There is no1 like Molly
Sometimes I get so overwhelmed that I just sit in darkness to try to get her out of my head
But then I realize that Molly is everything.
We'll curl up into a little ball and pretend we are amoeba
Molly can be so much sometimes.
I have to remember to drink water when I'm around her
She has a way of dehydrating me
Taking over my sensory system
I don't know how u do it to me
But u do it for me
And I want to be on Molly all the time now
A life without Molly is not a life worth living.
Molly. I'm in love with u.
I <3 Molly.
Do u <3 Molly?
"CMON RAVER BRO... That just doesn't even make sense... I am going to put on ur own bracelets and pummel you to death with them"
Photos by the cobrasnake
The Identity Festival came to a close this month, so there were tons more rave photos in miscellaneous locations around the country. We are continuing to monitor the proliferation of electro culture. Yes, 'electro music' has been around for a long time, but we are witnessing history as it continues 2 'go mainstream'. The modern rave is a threat to the traditional music festival because Generation Z kids might not care about Generation Y's boring ass indie music.
//RAVE OR EFFING DIE\\
R u going 2 go 2 Identity Festival next year to laugh @ all the ravers?
Or will u be there 2 RAGE LEGIT DUBSTEP?
Do u <3 or h8 RAVES?
Is MOLLY the official drug of the 2k11 rave?
Goo Goo Gaa Gaa Rave Rave! [via massive amounts of molly on my pacifier]
THIS IS HOW I ROLL [via acid / molly / xtc / mdma]
Electro music caused me 2 have a face period. #face_periods
'Ever since grandma died, grandpa has been trying to find himself. My grandpa became a raver.'
U still call it HOUSE MUSIC, bro? I thought the generally accepted term 4 the vague genre of popular electro is currently 'dubstep'?
'I only leave my grammy's basement when there is a rave within a 400 mile radius of her home.'
Raving is an equal opportunity experience
Why is ur ear blue? Why is a home improvement project dangling from ur ear?
Aoki, some dog in an Aoki shirt, and the dude from Breaking Bad
Is rave rafting more dangerous than 'white water rafting'?
Big Ole Rave Ass up in my face
sh0w m0ar b00b
'I'll take a double raveburger with dubfries and a small molly milkshake.'
If I tackle this bro, do I get a 1-UP / extra life?
An overgrown tween bro sits in a Chili's stuffing his face with sliders, boneless buffalo wings, chicken crispers, SXSWestern eggrolls, and spinach artichoke dip. He wears a shirt that says 'DUBSTEP' on it multiple times.
Is he a mainstreamer?
Is he a lamestreamer?
Is he an alt?
Is he a raver?
Is he a tween alt?
Is he a dubstepper?
No. He is a dubstreamer. An emerging genre of suburban bros who are vibing to the recent 'trendy' electronic music called 'dubstep' that is going mainstream. Sure, he might listen to other bubble gum indie, but he understands that 'being into electro/dubstep' means that his vibe is on the cutting edge of modern partying. He goes to festivals to take some mollies, then feel the deep bass in his tummy, shaking his Chili's food within him as he digests.
Look at this effing dubstreamer. [Photos via the cobrasnake]
Raver or dubstreamer?
Looking keut in some dubstreamer gear
"The highlight of my life was watching Skrillex and an unmasked Deadmau5 dropping some heavy dubbeats at an exclusive impromptu VIP performance."
In the future, dubstep will be played at Chili's.
Dubstep is already on top 40 radio.
Brit Spears is already dubsteppy.
Dubstep DJs are becoming the most popular humans in the world.
Dubstreamers are a new relevant genre of alternative humans.
Yes, some ppl are still 'ravers', but the majority of these ppl are probably 'dubstreamers.'
Let's meet up at Chili's with our dubstream bros.
R u a dubstreamer?
Do u h8 dubstreamers?
Is dubstream 'the new punk'?
Is there a difference between 'dubstep' and 'dubstream'?
Did dubstreamers ruin dubstep?
Are the forces behind the dubstream explosion taking advantage of alternative middle markets in ways that high end indie never could?
What's the difference between a raver and a dubstreamer?
Welcome 2 the dubstream era!
Photos by thecobrasnake
Apparently, 'raves' are totally hot right now, and there is some alt music festival going across the country called Identity Festival. Basically, they are taking the high-end marketed commercial rave vibes to Middle Americans who like to vibe out to LEGIT DUBSTEP like effing ROCKSTARS with SWAG who like to RAGE. SO CA$H. It seems like the spirit of high-end California wave marketed electro is sweeping across the nation thanks to acts like Deadmau5, Skrillex, and Steve Aoki. S0, S0 very CA$H.
It's great to see juggalos evolving beyond horrorcore to get into electro, dubstep, house-wave, and bangercore. 'It really feels like electro is the modern punk' -some bro who is really proud of being into electro
HAS ELECTROHOUSEDUBSTEPPY 'gone mnstrm'?
Have Middle Americans 'ruined' electro rave vibes?
Has 'electro music' become more popular than boring ass white man's 'indie'?
RAVE OR DIE!
i am JACKED on Rock Star Energy Drink!
DUB MUTHA EFFIN STEP, BITCHES!
Waiting til nite to pull out the glow sticks
This is groovier than Pizza Hut stuffed crust pizza after a series of bong rips in my suburban apartment!
$11??? for Coors Light? What a rip off!
So blazed... SO CA$H...
Rave Devil Horn bro
My dubsteppy cool dad is S0 CA$H
Lookin good, bb!
I don't give an EFF... but I am kinda pumped that Steve Aoki autographed my head.
Save the hulahoop for Marleyfest, bb [via ppl who float between alt events just to do drugs]
I am safe from radioactive non-electro vibes
A keut lil rapegaze bb!
QT SWAG BBs!
Go back to the Gathering, friggin Juggalos!
Go back to Myspace, friggin myspacer!
Not sure where yall came from, so can't tell u where 2 go back 2....
'Meet me in the bathroom, bb' -The Strokes
Sometimes it is important 2 remember that there are alts out there
Who don't care abt material things
Like srsly don't care abt material things 4 realsies, though
And don't take baths
and don't ride cars
and don't make money
and look sorta homeless
The crust kids of the Earth
The crusty kids of society
They don't really know what alt relevancy is
but at the same time
they don't want 'relevancy'
The Crust Kid
I am a human
Hunting and gathering for food
Whether it is [via freeganism]
Or [via just plain dumpster diving behind a Dominos-ism]
While we both live in the same world
I see a world
completely different than the 1 u r trapped in
You think 'being alt' means reading the internet every day
I don't know what 'alt' even is, I am just me
U get in ur car every day, but I have constructed a sillie bike to ride around town
In fact, I am part of a community of other ppl
who build zany bikes
and we ride our zany bikes around in MadMaxian packs
This is our Battlefield Earth // We are the crust kids
When a crust kid walks into your favourite coffee shop
and sits next 2 u
U feel insecure
and u wonder 'is that person more alt than me?"
"They are reading a book, they aren't on a laptop"
"They probably don't even have a twitter"
"It kinda smells"
"I wonder if they are homeless or alt"
The Crust Kids don't care abt ur mainstream or altstream judgment
What's ur name?
Why r u crusty?
I can save u.
Why don't u want 2 be like most girls I know?
I'd take u on a $2000 Urby Outfitters + Am Appy shopping spree
But u don't want to wear those clothes
U would rather spend that money on other goods and services
that would make ur life more meaningful
U have a dog
Who has the same diet as u
[via living off the land]
I don't 'get' it
because I wouldn't want my dog eating
Taco Bell, Panera Bread, Chili's and other chain restaurants.
But I respect it. Ur lifestyle.
The children of the crust alts
Because I am so 'consumer alt'
Connected 2 my Macbook
Maybe the crust kids are 'truly living'...
I see a house that burned down
U see ur dream home
I see some sort of weird grave / pile of crap
U see ur dream home
I see 'an underpass'
and u see 'an underground crust kid festival'
For all I know
Crust kids are not homosexual or heterosexual
They are pansexual, omnisexual, metasexual, and pre-trans-sexual
have dread locks
but not because their fave band is Incubus
They just haven't been by the river lately 2 take a bath
We are the crusties
The Crustwave kids
U see us
And u don't 'get' us
We see mainstream consumer alts who 'love indie music'
and we don't 'get' u
We don't get U
hidden behind ur Macbook
Overpaying for 'vintage thrift' clothes
When u could just steal them
U collect things
While we live off the land
We srsly purchase PBR
because it is 'mad cheap'
Sometimes we just chill on rubbing alcohol
Just wanna get effed up
We're the crust kids
Next time u see us
Stop by and say hi
Don't be afraid
Don't mind the crust on my skin
the dirt in my hair
The stank of my scent
The plaque on my teeth
I never want 2 be like u
U think ur so alt
but ur so trapped
Have fun in the blogosphere
I'm gonna go ride my bike
Pick up some free pizza
Have unprotected sex in a public park
Hop on a train and search for another network of crusties in a different city
and wake up 2morrow and do it all over again
Do yall ever see crust kids?
R u scared of crusties?
Are 'ppl who read Vice' just 'wannabe crusties'?
Who will be the next crustwave indie alt band?
Do they 'stink' / have nothing 2 contribute 2 modern society?
What do they want out of life?
Why don't they see 'alt' the same way we see it?
Are they 'more alt' than 'indie internet alts who shop at retail stores on the internet'?
Is being a 'consumer alt' cowardly? Or are we just trying to 'leave a mark' on the world/the arts and crusties have 'given up'?
Do u think that u could 'live off the land' and search for food in dumpsters?
Have yall ever eaten anything out of a dumpster, or do u prefer 'paying for service' [via the modern dining experience]?
Is pizza the only thing that all humans share as a common interest?
Plz use the comments section 2 share ur personal stories abt interactions with crust kids. Are they 'chill' or do they 'kill the vibe'? [via lack of depth + self-awareness]
Photo by thecobrasnake
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?
Photo by thecobrasnake
Every day, I walk around
See so many disgusting effing faces on the street
Going to their 9-5 jobs
Watching TV shows to make them feel connected 2 society
If only they knew
that they were not just mainstreamers
they were lamestreamers
succumbing to society's trends / interests / pressures
When I am around too much lamestream culture
I must protect myself from toxic vibes
This uniform is not 4 the sake of personal branding
I wear this gas mask
2 stay alive in our toxic ass society
I live in the metaphorical darkness
emerging at night
2 connect with a group of like-minded people
We meet in a safe, dark environment
which has been aesthetically treated to
keep us safe
keep us thriving
No, I'm not just a bro who recently saw the hit film Trilogy 'The Matrix'
I am not a dude who JOs to anime / hentai porn on the reg
I am not 1 of those dudes who is obsessed with Japan
I am not just another 1990s gothwave bro who never grew up
I may or may not be the most authentic alt on the planet
Gas Mask Bro
Techno house rave music culture
Existentialism absurdism green post-societal apocalyptic wave lifestyles
This is my life
Mainstreamers will 1 day die [via their God rapturing their asses]
But I will live 4ever
escaping with my bros who participate in my relevant counter-culture lifestyle
What do u do 2 keep urself save from lamestreamers?
Is the gas mask going to be a relevant trend in 2k12?
Will the world end in 2k12, or just the mainstream world?
Does society have harsh toxic vibes?
Photo by the Stereo Argonaut
I'm so hornie
Just a hornie raver bro
Gonna get some horns
and glue that shit 2 my head.
Would be 'mad alt' if I were some how able
to grow horns out of my skull
Sorta look like the devil
Kinda jeal of ram horns though...
They seem mad alt
like u can really 'butt heads' with people
Elephant tusks seem mad alt, too
Bet u can really 'gore up ur parents'
when they tell u that u can't go out
and that u are not really 'gay'
that ur just pretending to be gay 'just to be different'
Horny toads seem chill too
Horns seem aggressive
but at the same time
'just trying to protect myself'
from so many natural and social predators who are trying to dampen my vibe/brand
Piercings on my face
connecting my nose 2 my mouth
Raver bracelets on my arms
painted finger nails
They are all pretty sweet personal branding tools
But I just wish I had something that 'set me apart' from the crowd
without being a deformity
Something that made me look like I was 'half animal, half human'
Kinda like the wolf tweens [link]
Just a lil hornie bro
Might go 2 a rave
Gonna make out with my bro
I don't believe in 'gender'
I just believe in <3, h8, and cum
bc I'm hornie.
R u hornie?
Are horns an authentic personal branding tool?
Do ravers come up with the best personal branding gimmicks?
Do u know where I can buy some horns, or do I have 2 kill an animal?
What is the most authentic animal with horns?
Photos by the cobrasnake http://thecobrasnake.com/partyphotos.html
Sometimes I wonder what the future of the music festival is. It seems like most music festivals are 'so corporate' now that they are sort of losing their identity, and don't fully take advantage of middle America. I feel like raves are sorta like the NASCAR of live music events. It sorta caters to the massive market of 'low-end' consumers who just need an excuse to drink/do drugs/assimilate with their weird interpretation of alt culture.
feel like 'low-end alts' might be the future of mass alternative markets. The high-end indiesphere 'isn't where all the money is. Apparently this 'rave' called Electric Daisy Carnival drew 185,000 people.
Music festivals really are getting out of hand. This rave seems chill because there are 'free refills' on water [via water fountains].
not every1 can afford fiji/smart/vitamins/coconut water.
Fans want to 'create their own merch' instead of buying overpriced tshirts and tote bags.
Got this for free with my Sega Saturn when I was 10 and turned it into a rave necklace.
Definitely give this bro props for his Super Ninendo controller built in to his rave flair.
Zany Spongebob Bro. Wonder if it is still 'quirky' 2 'like Spongebob' of if that phase died in the 1990s.
Maybe lil Muppet Backpacks are a chill rave prop
Got really effed up. Had 2 throw up behind a dumpster
Also had to poop and pee thru my leggings
Luckily raves hire custodial staff to make sure everything is clean.
But still, gotta wear an electro gas mask to 'keep out' negative vibes / port o potty fumes / vomit fumes out of my nose
Wonder if there is a new genre of bros who work out just so their bodies look good at raves.
sup bro pt 2
sup bro pt 3
Who is more authentic 2 ravers, Deadmaus or Mickey Mou5e?
Worried about this lost clown bro
Wonder if she tore this shirt after putting it on, or if it was some premeditated slashing
Just want to go to a place with progressive thongs.
Do u want ur parents to drop u off at the rave after telling them it is a 'Late Night Soccer Tournament'?
Or do you want to use a rave as an opportunity to reconnect with ur mom after 'dropping E' together?
Not sure if this is a juggalo or a raver
Photos by thecobrasnake
Part of me gets confused whenever I see a raver. I am not sure if they are actually into raves / techno / drugs, or if it just a one night thing. Like a bunch of tweens going to an indie show, dressing up as Am Appy 'hipsters.' Maybe there are authentic ravers, and then there are people who go to a rave for 1 night, and just pretend that they are ravers.
Have u ever been 2 a rave?
Do some people treat life like it is a rave?
Does the 'rave' really a cultivate a legitimate subculture, or just an excuse for people to do drugs?
Honestly wonder if ravers are electro juggalos. These people seem like they are on their way to the Gathering of the Juggalos
Just wanna get fucked up on pills, then end up dehydrated, falling asleep in an empty field
Have u ever gone to a party / rave with a group of bros, and yall decided to wear a uniform costume? Might dress up as boy scouts with my bros. We found a sweet deal on a few shirts at our local Goodwill.
Might just dress up in Urban Camo
I feel like this person looks like an authentic raver, truly dedicated to 'the subculture.'
I wonder if ravers are trying to 'evolve' the scene, or if they just want things to stay the same. If they just want to get fucked up in abandoned warehouses.
Hey. It's me. Rave Bro.
I wonder if this bro is some sort of electro lost boy
Will buy a souvenir from the Major Lazer merch booth
will show off my sweet tats
Inauthentic or authentic ravers? Is 'raver' just a costume?
Will get so fucked up that I even squeeze ketchup on to a hot dog, even though ketchup as a hotdog condiment makes u an inauthentic hot dog eater
Just want to go to a rave, get really effed up, then make love to a girl who looks like Margot Tenenbaum
Have u ever gone 2 a rave?
Is it still alt to try to look like a character from the Royal Tenenbaums?
Is putting ketchup on a hot dog inauthentic?
Are ravers a legitimate 'subculture' or are they the 'ass wipe' of alt culture?
If u could live ur life over again, would u drop out of HS and dedicate ur life to throwing sick raves?
What is the most alt drug to do at a rave? 'beer'?
Are 'ravers' more like to 'hipsters' or 'juggalos'?
entry level rave bros [via freshman year of college away from parents]
all photos by the cobrasnake
Does any one else feel like RAVES are ‘authentic music festivals’? I feel like ‘music festivals’ should really just become drug-fueled parties where people dress in zany costumes and entrylevel alts attempt to find meaning by listening to music/dancing/’trying drugs 4 the first tyme.’
In the 2k9 edition of RAVE OR DIE, Carles will attempt to reconnect with 'the essence of Rave.' Who are these ppl/teens/Mexicalts in Southern California who attend raves? What do they want out of life? What personal brand are these 'ravers' attempting to implement?
As yall know, a rave is a gathering where ppl do a lot of drugs and listen to 'the shittest' kinds of techno/electro music. The women also kinda 'dress slutty.'
It seems like ppl are trying to 'return to their childhoodz' by utilizing images+products from youth [via bracelets, necklaces, other trinkets, and even backpacks.]
'I want 2 b a kid again.'
'Wish I had a backpack full of ecstasy.'
Feeling sad that the 'altbro' aesthetic has finally made its way to rave culture. The spirit of the electro altbro is dead.
I think that it means some1 is 'mad fucked up' when their pupils are dilated.
It seems like 'lollipops' are also a good prop to chill with at raves. Not sure if I'd get caramel apple pop or blow pop. Not sure which 1 would 'taste better' while on E/acids.
The DJ played some 'sick shit.' His DJ name was 'DJ 420 Bob Dank Schwag Marley Bro.'
Got rlly 'fucked up' on E and gave DJ 420 a 'beej.' Regret it kinda.
But srsly... have u ever fucked while on ecstasy? (they say u can never have an orgasm without it 4 the rest of ur life)
Have u ever grubbed a funnel cake while on ecstasy?
I used the rave as an opportunity to connect with my nuclear family. My mom was the person who taught me how to use drugs, so even though she is 'disabled' I was able to bring her out and we 'dropped' 2gether. They say u don't have a relationship with ur parent until u've 'gotten fucked up' with him/her.
Does any one else feel like RAVES are 'authentic music festivals'? I feel like 'music festivals' should really just become drug-fueled parties where people dress in zany costumes and entrylevel alts attempt to find meaning by listening to music/dancing/'trying drugs 4 the first tyme.'
Instead of getting 'sponsorship' from companies who are trying to reach ALTS, raves start on a grassroots level, kind of like Democratic Presidential Candidates.
Just thought I'd 'cover a rave' to bring more value 2 my blog since a lot of other music blogs cover music festivals a lot.
All photos by theAvironSnake.
Raves are a home for postAlts who live in purgatory. Much like myspace is a place for friends, raves are a place for zany accessories.
Yall...whats that thingie in his mouf?
Is this picture of SoMe the equivalent of seeing a sex tape with a political leader? <3 scandals <3
Kreepster of the nite///he got the most drug-fueled tuggles.
Ravers are so innovative that they have found a new way to make HEART with their fingers/hands.
'We told our parents that we were going to see The Dark Knight.'
'I shouldn't have eaten Taco Bell b4 I did ecstasy.'
Ravers are like the beta version of Modern Japanese people.
Ravers carry backpacks full of ________.
Did yall hear that _______ is gonna hire this thing as a backup dancer? He's a blessing for the alternative Economy. He is visiting from hell, after breaking through the crust of the Earth in the middle of France.
Raving is an equal opportunity experience.
My favourite ravers are the baby AZNs
What suicide girls will look like in 2k20.
You will see an altBro at every event you attend for the rest of ur life.
//part of the altBro Never dies /////
Have yall been 2 any authentic raves lately?
How do yall feel about raves?
What's the difference between an AUTHENTIC raver, and an 'alt dressed like a raver', and a 'mainstreamer dressed like a raver'?
What do drugs feel like?
At last weekend's Electric Zoo music festival, one DJ had the stage set to perform something spectacular, and I'm not just talking about another sick DJ set with accompanying visuals and outspoken ethnic hypemen. Wesley Pentz, better known as 43 year old EDM DJ Diplo is an indie dance pioneer had planned to break the world record for twerking, inviting hundreds if not thousands of large-assed women to the stage in order to twerk. It was an ambitious plan, requiring a series of architects, structural engineers, publicists, managers, and a large team of workers to transition this from an idea to reality.
Understanding Diplo means understanding why this record means so much to him. It's one thing to be a DJ, pressing play while pretending to twist knobs. But Diplo is different. With over 1 million followers on Twitter, the guy just plain knows what he's doing. He knows what appeals to fans, getting his name out there to any one who is looking for a good time. The brand is all about fun. What makes him unique isn't his ability to start cultural movements with his internationally curated original sound, but the guy has vision.
Twerking is a popular dance trend. Some cultural critics call it "the new Macarena." Others say that it might just be the next Harlem Shake. One thing's for sure, the kids are crazy about this craze, and it's not going anywhere. In the sphere of popular culture, the Miley Cyrus girl did get in trouble for twerking; however, it did bring her lots of attention, which happens to be the purpose of marketing.
Diplo dared to ask: What if we rethought twerking?
Instead of just one single person twerking, a group of people could twerk together. By setting the world twerking record, we could tear down racial barriers. Humans could be judged not by the size of their ass OR by their ability to shake it. Instead, the spirit of twerking could be bypassed from our generation downward. It's not just a fad--it is a way of life.
Understanding the twerk means understanding just why Diplo might be the voice of a generation. But in a cruel twist of fate, perhaps God robbed him from his destiny.
The twerking world record was everything. And then, in the blink of an eye, it was nothing.
ATTENTION LADIES! Diplo has yet again raised the bar for his live performances with his announcement of a world record TWERK wall at Electric Zoo 2013 and his search for 50 top twerkers to #ExpressYourself on stage and break a world record during his performance at Electric Zoo on Randall’s Island Park on Sunday, September 1.
All contestants much be 18+ and must be able to provide their own transportation to Randall’s Island, New York. Winners will be notified via e-mail.
Check out the official announcements via @Diplo’s Twitter and Instagram video:
Sunday morning started out like most Sunday mornings for me. A McGriddle, a McCafe, and a McHashbrown. It's important to fuel up before a festival, or else you'll see your glucose levels drop faster than a diabetic in a Souper Salad.
I started getting texts from friends, many who are relevant members of the EDM community. "Is it gonna be cancelled?" "You still goin?" Other, less relevant friends were wondering, "Do you think we'll get our money back?"
The truth was. I did not know. I did not know what my day had in store, but by the time I thought about it, there were already thoughts in my head.
On Sunday morning, it was official. Festival organizers were forced to pull the plug on the festival.
Two deaths related to the popular recreational drug "molly" aka "XTC" aka "ecstasy" AKA "MDMA." A drug that had become more popular than twerking itself.
Jeffrey Russ, 23, a graduate of Syracuse University, and Olivia Rotondo, a 20-year-old student at the University of New Hampshire, died after taking doses of a popular party drug. Who knows it this is true, and who knows if they were going to be participating in the highly.
Perhaps there are social consequences of twerking.
Olivia Rotondo, 20, of Providence, R.I., was taken from the festival to Metropolitan Hospital at 8:45 p.m. Saturday and died about 50 minutes later.
Before they died, both Russ and Rotondo had time to tweet about their upcoming festival experiences.
“The amount of traveling I’ve done today is unreal. Just get me to the damn zoo,” tweeted Rotondo, who was eager to arrive at the festival grounds in order to experience the trend of dance music, and perhaps even twerking and maybe even see Diplo.
Russ, who graduated from Syracuse University last year with a degree in information technology, was also excited to attend the music festival. He went to the concert with his Sigma Chi frat brothers. In his final hours, he tweeted a photo from the festival and expressed admiration for LeVeLs producer Avicii, the popular EDM DJ. “Avicii saved my life,” he tweeted. In a way, Avicii perhaps ended his life.
“I actually spoke to him Friday — and he was so happy. He was having so much fun,” said Russ’ sister Melissa Russ, 25.
“The Electric Zoo organizers have worked with city officials to reduce health risks at this event, but in view of these occurrences, the safest course is to cancel the remaining day of the event,” the NYPD and Bloomberg released in a joint statement.
So many dark things happened at Electric Zoo. It makes us wonder, how many terrible things are happening at festivals around the world? Rapes, public humiliation, bullying, murder, and more. Electronic dance music festivals may have degenerated into a lawless land, with no order and no health services. Perhaps parents are right in perceiving these places as nothing but death traps for their rebelling high school or college student. Experimentation leads to tragedy.
A 16-year-old girl reported waking up under a van in the event’s parking lot Friday with her pants down and her legs scratched and bruised, cops said. She was treated at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell. The NYPD’s special victims unit is investigating.
On Sunday at the Electric Zoo, all of the animals were executed. An odd silence swept the festival grounds. The sound was... Well, the sound was quiet.
On Sunday morning, crews were still on the festival grounds. There were no fans, and most entertainers had booked a flight out of town, ready to collect their booking fee for the next concert or show.
But not Diplo. The man couldn't stop thinking about asses shaking to his music.
He walked around the festival grounds, pointing at where the "twerk wall" would have gone. "That's where we would've broken the record" as he pointed to the Cricket Wireless mainstage. The stage still had branding on its sides, but who knows if the brand got their refund.
The broken dream of the twerk wall hurt the scene. So many people were looking forward to the record being broken. Sure, he would go on to see many girls twerk in the remaining years of his life. But would he ever get the record again? Chances like that come once in a lifetime.
He wasn't angry though. Wesley didn't blame the dead people, or their families. It just wasn't time right now. God had spoken.
The DJ has long accepted death as part of the EDM scene. It's just like James Dean, sometimes you gotta walk that line in order to have the most fun. It's no one's fault, but some people just live it to the max. Blame the dealer. Blame the organizer. Blame the festival. Blame the publicly funded park. Blame the local health professionals and hospitals. Blame the DJs. Blame the scene.
But it's not stopping. I'm sure one day, Diplo will break that record, no matter how many dead 16-25 year olds it takes.
Would you know my ass
if you saw me ghost twerking in heaven?
-Eric Clapton, "Twerx in Heaven"
Editor's Note: Sections of this article were fabricated for dramatic effect, similar to a Lifetime Movie.
From what I understand, old men have to eat a snack during the middle of the day. Usually something salty. Some nuts, some pretzels, some popcorn, maybe even yogurt covered raisins or pretzels. Maybe some trail mix. Maybe the wife that they cheat on packed them a Kirkland Farms product from Costco. So what if we took the Snack Time of a New York Times reporter/columnist/critic, and turned it into a digital content video segment?
These old NYTimes ass honkies decided to talk about the kewl new cultural trend of EDM. Did u know that raves are cultural events where young ppl go? Businesses want to make money off this new culture that kids r interested in. These old ppl have ventured into raves and lived to tell about it. They even think that electronic music might be the new rock n roll, but then realized that rock n roll is just a spirit, and times change, even though we get older, and the only joy we can experience as we get older is a midday smart snack.
Do u like Fritos?
Do u like Iced Coffee?
Do u like Pirate's Bootie?
Do u like culture?
There's nothing worse than honky ass honkies talking about culture. They talk as if they know everything because they've been alive, watching TV, going to events. That's what we all do. No1 knows anything. The industry of ppl who pretend 2 be 'cultural commentary specialists' is a huge sham, and every1 should be fired and paid no money. Hopefully it all 'goes under' soon.
R u interested in watching old squares talk about 'raves' and 'EDM'?
Did they totally explain how EDM is a big biz now?
Will all of these ppl get laid off from their 'high paying cultural commentary jobs' soon, or is the NYTimes a successful blogspot?
What kind of snacks do ur dads/granpappies eat? pistachios?
Is Pirate's Booty 'effing bullshit'?
Did this 'capture the spirit of EDM' or just look like some old honkies celebrating their perfect life, with their perfect job, in the NYTimes building breakroom where they get free snacks?
Have honkies ruined the internet?
Did you know that raves, electronic EDM music, and rave culture are 'totally hot right now', and represent a lucrative industry that rich people are looking to make money on? Even though 'rave culture' is often affiliated with 'low + middle class society', the EDM scene has become more interesting than rocknroll because rocknrollers are all old, boring white men with fake hair. It sorta makes sense. So now every1 is trying to 'get in on EDM'. Magazines. Venues. Promoters.
Even 'big business' live event conglomerates like AEG, Live Nation, and the Corrupt Mainstream Music Machine are trying to acquire big name independent raves and RUIN them by making money off a 'hot cultural event'? Anyways, the New York Times wrote about it, and there are also some hilarious 'explaining DJs, raves, and EDM to old people' moments.
Did u know that DJs are the new rock'n'roll icons? Raves are here 4evr!
Long considered a marginal part of the music business that subsisted in clubs and semi-legal warehouse raves, dance has now moved squarely into the mainstream, with a growing circuit of festivals and profit margins that are attracting Wall Street.
For an industry increasingly reliant on aging headliners — like Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and the Rolling Stones — the appeal of a genre with fresh stars and a huge young audience is undeniable.
“If you’re 15 to 25 years old now, this is your rock ‘n’ roll,” said Michael Rapino, the chief executive of Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest concert promoter.
DJs are scamming festivals and casinos for millions and millions of dollars. Wish I was part of that scene. :-(
Two weeks ago, 165,000 fans went to the Ultra Music Festival in Miami to revel in the pulsating bass and wave glow sticks in the dark. Similar numbers have turned out for events in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Dallas. With the boom, artist fees have exploded. Top D.J.’s like Deadmau5, Tiësto and Afrojack can earn well over $1 million for a festival appearance and $10 million for a Las Vegas nightclub residency, talent agents say.
Did u know that the mainstream concert promoters are about to steal/buy independent promoters, and basically 'ruin' the rave experience 4 every1?
Having developed on the margins, electronic dance music — high-energy waves of mechanized sound that, at its best, creates a communal experience for a sea of strangers — is dominated by a network of independent promoters.
They include Insomniac, which presents Electric Daisy Carnival; Hard Events, another nationwide promoter; Ultra, whose namesake festival in Miami has expanded to Brazil, Argentina and Poland; and Made Event, behind the Electric Zoo festival in New York.
Their success has attracted a clutch of potential investors from inside and outside the music world. The insiders include Live Nation and A.E.G. Live, the two biggest corporate promoters.
“It feels like the dot-com era,” said Joel Zimmerman, an agent at William Morris Endeavor who books many of the top dance acts. “There’s a little bit of a gold rush going on, with outsiders looking in.”
I thought Joel Zimmerman = Deadmau5, not a big business agent!
Did u know that DJs actually 'don't spin records' any more, they just control bleep bloop machines?
Electronic dance music, or E.D.M. for short, has been common in one form or other for decades, but only in recent years has its audience become big enough to sustain large-scale touring. Last December, Swedish House Mafia became the first D.J. act to headline Madison Square Garden. (D.J.’s do not spin records so much as command computerized sound systems, playing snippets of songs and using them to create their own protracted rhythms.)
This statement was written for honkies, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers to 'understand' just how popular EDM artists are:
Whoa! EDM collab-ing with mainstream artists? Kewl!
At the Grammy Awards in February, Skrillex won three prizes and Mr. Guetta and Deadmau5 (pronounced like “deadmouse”) jammed with the Foo Fighters, L’il Wayne and Chris Brown.
Do u think the rave promoters should 'sell high', or 'ride it out' in the name of preserving the authenticity of the EDM music brand?
“I have been approached by all the big boys you can imagine,” said Gary Richards, the founder of Hard Events. “I’ve been working in this for 20 years and nobody cared. Now it’s so massive that everybody wants a piece of it.”
Is every1 giving up on indie?
Would u invest in 'raves', or are u afraid of druggies and teens dying on ur festival grounds?
Is EDM here 2 stay?
Are raves the new 'festivals' / 'concerts'?
Will this new dot-com bubble burst?
Do all of these DJs and promoters need to be 'saving money' 4 when the trend ends?
Will this trend last 4evr?
Which DJs will survive the EDM apocalypse?
Which 'raves' will turn in2 'mainstream festivals'?
Will old ppl ruin EDM culture?
Will big business ruin EDM culture?
Do u think old ppl 'get' rave culture after this article?
Photo by Last Nights Party
I'm not proud of what I did, but in the moment, I thought it was the right thing to do. For my peen.
I had been standing at the front of the stage with my bro for the past 2 hours. It sorta sucks hanging out with a bro, but I noticed this girl who was all alone. Before the show, we sorta talked and she seemed nice. I thought she was more into my bro, but I wasn't going to let him have a freebie. It was effing on.
She was a nice girl, and we had both come to see the DJ set of the opener, not the headliner. Then she got totally effed up. I believe she took a drug called 'molly.'
During the show, I inched closer to her. I positioned my peen area against her backside, but it wasn't fully erect or anything. It felt good to be close to her. I hadn't been with a girl since my ex broke up with me when I was 13 years old.
Then she continued to raise up against the baracade, and I figured that she needed support because she was clearly on a ton of drugs. Her skin was soft. I cupped her breasts, squeezing her nipples thru her padded bra. She didn't say 'no'... I'm just saying...
Then I started to kiss her neck. It seemed like she was experiencing pleasure, and I ran my hands all over her body. Even towards her vagine, where she had a nice landing strip of pubic hair.
I'm not saying it was right or wrong, but in the moment, at that rave, everything felt like it was the way it was supposed to be. She kissed me once. I felt happy. I could tell that my bro was jealous because I had scored some hot raver poontang, but he had his shot. She liked me. Even if it was just for a 3 hour DJ set, it was one of the most sensual experiences of my life.
After the show, she passed out inside a portapotty, and my mom came to pick up me and my bro. I checked the newspapers the next day, and no one died. I hope she is alright.
I think I love her. I don't think I took advantage of her.
Photo by the Cobrasnake
A little raver had a super important rave 2 attend.
He went along very well till he came to a MASSIVE CROWD. But then, no matter how hard he tried, he could not move the dense pack of ravers and dubstreamers.
He PUSHED and he PUSHED. He ROLLED and he MOLLIED. He backed and started off again. DUB! WUB!
But no! the little raver could not make it to the front of the crowd. He was stuck in non-VIP, General Admission hell.
The little raver understood that it was time 2 get some help...
"Surely I can find someone to help me crowdsurf 2 the front where I can see my fave EDM DJ playing some tunes," he thought.
Over the hill and up the track went the little raver. Choo, choo! Choo, choo! Choo, choo! Choo! DUB! BASS EFFING DROP! LEGIT SWAG DUBSTEP.
Pretty soon he saw a big raver bro standing in the middle of the crowd. He looked very big and strong. Running alongside, the little raver looked up and said:
"Will you help me over the crowd with my tiny raver body? I love this music just as much as any1 else."
The big raver looked down at the little raver. The he said:
"Don't you see that I am rolling my balls off and trying to make out with this bitch dressed up as a fucking Sesame Street character? I'm seriously frying here, trying to make MY way to the front. No, I cannot help you,"
The little raver was sorry, but he went on, Choo, choo! Choo, choo! Choo, choo! Choo, choo! DUB! WOMP! WOOOMP!
Soon he came to a second raver hottie broad wearing basically nothing. He was puffing and puffing, as if he were tired.
"That raver whore may help me," thought the little raver. He ran up to her and asked:
"Will you help me get to the front of this relevant show? There are so many ppl who are so tall, that I can't get over there."
The raver whore answered:
"I have been here since 3 pm, dancing my ass off, and I am really dehyrdrated, basically about to die. Don't you see how tired I am? Can't you get some other raver to help you this time?
"I'll try to do this shit myself," said the little raver, and off he went. Choo, choo! Choo, choo! Choo, choo! DUB WUB DUB WOMP BOOM BASS DROP.
Eventually, the little raver took matters into his own hands. He climbed up some raver's backpack, and had some guy who was on tons of drugs push him above the crowd.
Puff, puff! Chug, choo! Off he started! He began to float above the crowd to the front
Slowly the lil raver began to move. Slowly he climbed to the front of the crowd. As he climbed, the littler raver began to sing:
"I-think-I-can! I-think-I-can! I-think-I-can! I-think-I-can! I-think-I-can! I-think-I-can! I think I can - I think I can - I think I can I think I can--"
And he did! Very soon he was making his way towards the front-stage relevant VIP area loft with free access to unlimited Grey Goose alcohol, cranb juice, soda, OJ, and diet Red Bull.
Now he was at the front, and the little steam engine could make eye contact with his favourite DJ.
The DJ played, and throughout the whole set, the Little Raver who could continued 2 sing:
"I-thought-I-could! I-thought-I-could! I-thought-I-could! I-thought-I-could! I thought i could - I thought I could - I thought I could - I thought I could - I thought I could - I thought I could I thought I could --"
RAVE HAS NO SIZE.
EDM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMUNITY.
NEVER GIVE UP.
I am still trying to wrap my head around the entire EDM scene. Why is dubstep even more popular than the traditional indie rock that I listen to? It confuses me, but I guess I understand that young people don't want to listen to the same stuff that cool dads listen to. As much as I'd like to convince myself that indie rock is the best music on the planet, I have to be more tolerant when it comes to emerging generational gaps.
I am not young any more. Why do I feel this fraternal instinct for my little bro/sis, not just over their taste in music and cultural perception, but their general health and safety? Raves make me afraid of crowd control issues and drug control issues for the first time in my life.
Truth be told, I'm worried about my younger brother/sister. My parents were never really as 'hands on' as they were with me, so it was probably only a matter of time before the succumbed to some random subculture that involved drugs. Maybe 'being a raver' is the best case scenario so they aren't just some local drug kingpin in my parents' suburban development. However, I have a bad feeling that my little bro regularly hangs at the local drug kingpin's apartment.
But I guess I did the same thing when I was [age 13-20]. Drinking. Drugs. Going on meaningful road trips to music festivals and concerts. Hanging out with the ass-crack of society before I realized they were effing losers. I guess every one just has to grow up on their own, or something.
I can't tell if I should tell my parents that my younger sibling is a raver piece of shit, or if it doesn't even matter, and I should just let the kids have fun. Part of me is just concerned that my little sister is going to die at a rave from dehydration, heat exhaustion, crowd stomping, or go to jail due to a drug bust in a suburban apartment complex.
I'd like to believe that my sibling is 'smarter' than just another raver piece of shit wearing some dumb glow-in-the-dark outfit with an animal hoodie thingy. I'm not even sure if 'molly' is a real drug, or if it is basically a 'drug on training wheels.' Maybe that means it is a gateway drug to something even darker than 'doing drugs for the sake of a heightened social experience.'
When I went home for Thanksgiving, it was hard to listen to dubstep in my little brother's car and understand what the eff he was listening to.
I am worried. We aren't even really that close, but it's just hard to watch something from afar and know better than to get involved, but also not want to get involved, or something. I miss the days when all we cared about was watching TV together, not searching for a place in the subculture that authentically represented us.
Is it just a trend, or will my little bro/sis be a raver 4evr?
What if I told u that some filmmakers debuted a documentary abt the Electric Daisy Carnival, and that the spirit of rave-wave vibes were so strong, that a MASSIVE RIOT started in the streets of Hollywood at the film's premiere? I don't know what it is abt EDC... They got tons of negative press after ppl died at their annual festivals, then they got ran out of town and forced to go to Vegas. But now some1 made a documentary abt the festival, then some electro house DJ was like "IM HAVING A FREE SHOW" [via twitter]. Tons of Los Angeles area electro tweens + aggressive bros came out, and they cops were like 'THERE'S 2MANYPPL [via 2manyDJs]!" and no1 wanted to leave bc every1 probably thought they were VIP, then when they found out that they weren't VIP, they started 2 riot.
A DJ set by Kaskade at the premiere of the Electric Daisy Carnival documentary, "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience," was shut down by police Wednesday evening in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre when masses of fans spilled into Hollywood after Kaskade announced a live performance via Twitter. As the police attempted to disperse what turned into a huge gathering, crowds reportedly turned on the police and started throwing objects at them.
Soo many electro tweens. Maybe I should move 2 LA and become an alt DJ and become a 'God' bc I have 100k followers on twitter.
I heard all of those electro bros actually thought they were at a rave, so they went 'wild'n out' on the streets of LA.
Police said they were responding in force to several hundred people throwing bottles and other objects outside the premiere of the film version of a rave at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Several people jumped onto a squad car, but police said they could not confirm reports of a squad car on fire.
Poor dubstep bro. Seems like he just brought a CD binder and wants 2 vibe to some DJs.
Check out this bro... All he wants 2 do is rave. But the electro-h8ing 'pigs' are hauling him away.
Apparently some house DJ totally ruined this 4 every1.... Some bro named 'Kaskade'. In case u were wondering, he DOES have a soul patch.
Kaskade had tricked out a flatbed truck with his equipment -- and had planned to roll up, play two songs and head into the premiere, Los Angeles fire officials said. The event was permitted by the Los Angeles Fire Department, which planned a 30-minute lane closure of Hollywood Boulevard "with amplified music on the back of a flatbed truck," according to the permit.
About 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kaskade tweeted to his 92,000 Twitter followers that he was heading to Grauman's Chinese Theatre for a block party: "ME+BIG SPEAKERS+MUSIC=BLOCK PARTY!!!"
But as people began showing up, Duddie said it became clear that "a crisis was headed our way."
I might buy a 'flatbed truck' tricked out with DJ equipment, just to pick up 15 year old chicks at my local AMC movie theatres.
Anyways, the cops brought out some riot gear, and regulated on all of these ravers.
Whose side r u on?
#TeamRaveElectro or #TeamCityOfLosAngeles?
Do ravers need 2 behave?
Is 'electro' being glorified as 'the modern version of the punk movement', or are unregulated electro-fests actually a legitimate health and safety hazard that needs 2 be stopped?
Is it time 2 finally end the ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL brand?
This may or may not be a metaphor for electro music's fight 4 acceptance in California.
The Electric Daisy Carnival was ran out of Los Angeles because some teen girl died there. But just bc they moved, doesn't mean the party can't rage on, killing more ppl in other parts of the country. I'm not sure why Dallas TX let this deathfest come 2 town, but it ended the same way, with tons of ppl hospitalized and 1 teen bro dead.
Do u feel bad that this bro died at a rave? Or is it a good place 2 die?
Dallas police are investigating problems at a Fair Park music festival Saturday night that led to the death of a young man.
It happened at an event called the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Centennial Building. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans called it a "rave" for young people.
The fire department took as many as 30 people to hospitals for drug, alcohol and heat-related illnesses.
One of them was 19-year-old Andrew Graf of Argyle who was pronounced dead at Baylor University Medical Center. The cause of his death remains under investigation.
At one time, 10 different rescue units responded to the Electric Daisy Carnival. Evans said no ambulance transports were required at a rodeo that was taking place at another Fair Park venue on Saturday evening.
I wonder if DJing at electro raves where ppl die is good or bad 4 ur DJ brand. Do fans just think ur down 2 partie?
And, to hear the first-responders tell it, maybe just too many kids, period.
"We had an idea that this might happen," said fire-rescue lieutenant Friar. "We were ready for it."
Should Obama ban EDC?
Should EDC be renamed 'Deathfest'?
Are music festivals an authentic place 2 die?
R u scared of going 2 raves?
Should teens be held responsible for themselves if they take drugs, or is it the promoter's fault?
Is Dallas now the Rave Capital of the USA?
Last year, some girl died at the Electric Daisy Carnival [link 2]. Maybe it was her own fault for doing drugs and not hydrating, or maybe the festival, venue, and promotion company was 'at fault.' Anyways, because that 1 girl died, they basically got ran out of the greater Los Angeles area (and California) and just relocated to Las Vegas, which is basically a trashier version of California that sort of accepts that they are 'trash' and just vibes out. Just wish I could be a member of their local government, so that I could be all like 'hell yea! Come rave in our city!'
Anyways this trailer was pretty funny. It seems like they are trying to really brand the event as a meaningful festival, and that they are 'sad' 2 leave Los Angeles. Wish they'd just be up front and be like 'Bring ur drugs. Wear ur slutty raver clothes. This time we'll have a watering hole so no1 dies.'
r u going to go 2 EDC?
R u sad it left California?
Do festival raves look meaningful?
Do u <3 raves bc of the slutty outfits that girls wear?
<3 raves <3
<3 Californian-wave ravers <3
g2g practice my fence jumping and electro-alt-Mexi skull stomping. [link]
I'll see yall at EDC!
Should Barry Obama do something abt raves?
Some ppl say that there is a difference between 'music festivals' and 'raves.' Raves usually feature electronic music, drugs, underaged tweens, and tons of chaos. Even though they are marketed as 'music festivals', it is sorta an unspoken agreement that 'crazy shit can go down' in the confines of a public stadium/park. Any ways, the Electric Daisy Carnival is a rave where some ppl died [link] and a bunch of ppl jump fences and it is crazy. So now Los Angeles is all like 'uhhh we can't have that here bc angry parents of dead ravers are suing us and this is a PR disaster.'
The ongoing brouhaha between Los Angeles politicos and promoters of dance-focused concerts has seemingly resulted in one of the nation's largest electronic music festivals leaving Los Angeles for Las Vegas. Insomniac Inc.'s two-day Electric Daisy Carnival, which last June drew between 80,000 and 100,000 people per day to the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and adjoining Exposition Park, is leaving the Coliseum for Vegas after Insomniac's 13 years working with the L.A. venue.
So the festival is moving 2 Las Vegas bc Las Vegas allows 'basically anything.' Sorta wanna fly to this rave, OD, gamble, and buy a few prostitutes.
Late Thursday, however, Insomniac announced that an official agreement was still not inked, and Electric Daisy would be staged the same weekend in Las Vegas.
I feel bad for Los Angeles club/rave/party promoters. They made this sweet 'infographic' to warn tweens abt drug use.
Numerous efforts were made to convince L.A. officials that dance events were safe. Insomniac established an 18-and-over policy for all its events and pledged to have more medical staff on site. Dance promoters, who were not named, even funded a card distributed by the county's Department of Public Health to warn concertgoers of the dangers of Ecstasy.
Seems rlly informative.
R u happy that the Electric Daisy Carnival can 'live on' forever?
What are the odds that some1 will die at EDC Las Vegas?
Can we just call raves 'death parties'?
Is LA 'being unchill' abt raves? Should they let alt tweens party hard?
Will we lose more lives' in Las Vegas than we lost in Los Angeles?
If u go to a rave, is there a high chance that u will die?
Is the Electric Daisy Carnival a 'chill time' that got an unfair wave of negative press just bc a few ppl didn't do drugs properly?
Can we create some sort of waiver where rave goers 'waive' all of their human rights and willingly acknowledge that they might die?
We leave u with the parting words of an unchill local Los Angelino politician bro.
Commissioner Rick Caruso, an ardent advocate against large dance concerts, told L.A. Now, “My first reaction is good riddance.” Caruso had been one of the more vocal critics of DJ-driven concerts, saying they breed drug abuse and unruly behavior.
"Good Riddance" [via "I hope yall had the times of yalls lives']
Gotta go practice fence jumping 4 the upcoming festival season.
Last year in Los Angeles, there was a huge rave called the Electric Daisy Carnival that took place at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. A 15-year old girl named Sasha Rodriguez overdosed and died [link]. It seems like her parents are now suing Los Angeles/the Colesium Commission because they didn't ban underaged teenagers from entering the event and doing drugs.
The parents of 15-year-old Sasha Rodriguez, who died of an ecstasy overdose after attending a rave, have filed a claim against the management of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The parents are seeking $5 million in damages from the Coliseum Commission.
The claim, filed Dec. 23 with both the city and county of Los Angeles, is a necessary step before suing in court. The claim says the commission, a joint state, city and county board, did not fulfill its "duties and was negligent in creating and/or allowing others to create a dangerous condition of public property" during the two-day Electric Daisy Carnival rave at the Coliseum in June.
You might remember Sasha Rodriguez's mother from this local news video about raves where she talks abt having 2 take her daughter off life support.
Do u think it is 'right' for the family 2 sue for damages, or was it partially the parents' fault for letting their teenager go 2 a drug-fueled rave?
Do u think $5 million is 'fair'?
Should ravers be forced 2 sign 'waivers' that acknowledge that they are entering into a drug zone where 'anything can happen?
Did yall go to the Electric Daisy Carnival? Did it seem like a death trap?
The Electric Daisy Carnival rave, which drew 185,000 people over two days, resulted in 120 people being taken to local hospitals, mostly for drug intoxication. Coliseum managers said there were no major problems at subsequent raves Aug. 21 and Oct. 23, which attracted 6,000 and 22,000 people, respectively. A New Year's Eve rave, Together as One, at the Sports Arena resulted in 25 arrests and 17 hospitalizations.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE 4 THE DEATH OF SASHA RODRIGUEZ?
Should raves be held at public places 4 the sake of safety?
Would u rather go 2 a rave at a sports facility or in some 'field' in the middle of no where?
Whose responsibility is it 2 make sure teens don't use drugs?
Should public schools start some sort of 'Drug Abuse Resistance Education' program 2 save kids from doing drugs, just 2 'say no'?
Should Barry Obama 'ban' raves across the USA?
Are raves a natural extension of the human experience?
Hey yall. I was chillin in London at some super underground rave, but then it went mainstream and the cops came 2 break it up. That's me in my palestinian scarf, vibing out, raging against society.
Let's just say we partied effing hard.
A number of officers were injured when bottles were hurled during clashes with a crowd of up to 500 youths at an abandoned former post office in central London.
Police desperately battled to calm the party but most of the people went back inside the building in High Holborn and continued partying.
Let's just say we 'effing crushed it.'
We 'raged' so hard that the 'pigs' were afraid of us. They just let us party cuz we're 'effing ballers.
One terrified officer said they were holding back because they did not want to cause any more trouble.
One officer said: 'We're hoping people will get tired and go home.' He said it was 'more trouble than it's worth' to cause a confrontation between police and party goers.
Felt awesome to transcend society's police. Feel like we really 'beat' society, even if it was just 4 one night.
We rode mad LSD waves. Heard that LSD is being branded by the same agency that does the GOT MILK campaign.
Some bros really 'got wild' and climbed on shit, took their shirts off, yelled at ppl. Worried that they 'rolled' 2 hard.
Feel like this rave was potentially not very hardcore because no1 died due to overdose/dehydration/getting trampled 2 death. Does California throw the best raves?
The Met said bricks were also thrown at officers as they attempted to disperse revellers. A number of buildings and vehicles were also damaged.
A number of buildings and vehicles were also damaged close to the eight-storey building, which is bordered by High Holborn, Museum Road and New Oxford Street.
Three people ended up needing hospital treatment, the force added.
The soundsystem 'crushed it'
Inside were 10 different 'arenas' with 30 sound systems, and 200 DJs playing through the night and day, he said.
He said this was the first such event in central London for nine years, adding: 'There will be a big resurgence of this sort of thing because of the economic situation. It's mirroring what happened in the last recession.
'It never went away but now it's a lot more in your face again. It's organic, it becomes its own life form.'
200 DJs. Seems like a lot of DJs. Wonder if they all have sweet DJ names.
Have u ever been 2 an underground rave?
Should the cops have 'riot squadded' this place and beat a few ppl to 'set an example'?
Should cops just let bros partie?
Does this rave seem 'legit' or 'legit lame'?
Should lawmakers enable police men 2 'burn every1 alive' if they are attending a rave?
Are raves 4 every1 or some sort of 'underclass' of society?
Do yall like techno haus?
Who has the best raves: California, Euros, Germans, England ppl, or ppl from Africa?
Photos by Andrew St. Clair
Just saw this bro convert a youth baseball helmet into an authentic disco ball helmet. Seems like he 'really knows where da party at.' Wanna vibe out with him, party on the go, hit up some raves, bang some bitches wearing nothing but my discoball helmet. Might even install an IV that gets me 'fucked up' on acid/ XTC / pcp / meth /meow meow, pumping that shit directly into my brain.
Just want to feel protected from 'line drives', 'foul balls', and 'stray pitches.' Worried that i will be attacked by juggalos, but sorta still want people 2 know that I am 'down 2 party.' Need safety + something that takes my prsnl brand 2 the next level.
Do yall know how to convert a baseball helmet into a discoball?
Is the discoball helmet gonna 'catch on' at relevant raves?
Should I wear a The XX tshirt to a relevant music festival? [via The Dos Equises] Just wanna celebrate the Mercury Prize/being the most interesting man+buzzband alive.
Just wanna go 2 a rave
be young forever
even though I am 'getting heavier' in my mid-section
still gonna wear short shorts + rave gear
So many prsnl brands at raves...
Just wanna be free
have an absurd escape from reality
want to do drugs, party, listen to electro DJs
have my friends drop me off naked + unconscious on my parents' door step
Are raves the new 'music festivals'?
Should I have a discoball glued 2 my skull?
Does every 'good looking' raver have a 'hefty raver' BFF?
R yall tired of raves? Will they basically look the same forever?
Should raves cobrand themselves with ur regional 'marley fest'?
Steve Aoki is a popular nightlife DJ, and Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter is a popular photographer + lifestyle personal brand human. They are known as 'the kings of the LA electro scene' because they are able to appeal to every1 who wants to be alt in California--white entry level tweens, MexiAlts who just wanna rave, AZNs who drive sweet Honda Civis, and even mainstream dbags who just want to pound their fists in a club while listening 2 an exclusive DJ set by 'some1 famous' (while being photographed).
Anyways, it seems like they made some sort of commercial for a 'rave.' Feel like every music festival in California can be called a 'deadly rave' now, since ppl have died at them. Not sure if this is fair, but gonna go ahead and call Coachella a 'deadly rave' too.
Not sure if this commercial is 'on TV' in the greater Los Angeles area, or if it is just for people to embed on their facebook pages. Seems important to get 'the endorsement' of alt celebs so that ppl know an event will be relevant.
Bands. Sick artists. Heavy DJ sets. Tons of hot bitches. Chillin with Stevebro and Cobrabro. Probably some free Energy Drinks. Worried that every music festival is 'the same' now since they all book the same artists and offer the same amenities. Hope a music festival offers stadium seating sometime soon.
Does this commercial seem chill?
Do they seem like chill bros?
Is the California Electro Rave scene 'going mainstream'?
Whenever u hear about a music festival in California, do u get scared that some1 is gonna die?
Do u wish u could work for a media company in California and make movies/commercials?
Are these bros on the 'front line' of what is relevant in Los Angeles?
Are Steve Aoki and/or the Cobrasnake 'relevant' in 2k11?
It seems like after Avatar came out, every single Hollywood studio is trying to make sure their new movies are coming out in 3d. Toy Story 2: 3d. Garden State 2: 3D. Juno 2--Teen Mom: 3D. Lost in Translation 2: 3D [via ScarJo boobs. Everything seems to be going 3d, even beloved indie classic sequels just to make tons of money off 3D glasses sales. N e ways, it seems like now raves and music festivals are really 'feeling the pressure' to go 3d in order to offer festival goers with a fulfilling experience that is on par with the comfort of stadium seating in an IMAX theatre. Also seems chill that movie theatres have air conditioning while u get skin cancer at festivals.
It seems like this MexiAlt raver is throwing down some mad glowsticking action, inspiring a crowd to grow around him, watching in 3d. Feel like this is the type of innovation that modern rave music festivals need to 'stay relevant' in such a crowded entertainment-sphere. Worried that music festivals might shut down, kinda like how amusement parks all around the world are no longer 'fun' since people would rather just do drugs + play videogames to 'seek thrills.'
Just watching my bro
get his mother effing glowstick on
glow in the dark vibes
emitting from his glowsticks
purchased during Halloween season
at our local WalMart
via the 'costume aisle'
An orb of light
via optical illusion
I'm on LSD
Is glowsticking an authentic thing to do at a rave?
or does it make u an entry level raver?
Is glowsticking for ravers who haven't done enough drugs?
Is the most authentic thing to do at a rave 'OD' and die?
Should I take glowsticking lessons from a professional AZN raver?
Do u think music festivals can compete with 3d movies?
Or do music festivals facilitate an experience that can't be matched by 3d blue people having sex on screen [via Avatar]?
Which indie band would have the best 3D show?