What Makes a World Class Raver

Everything within this article will tell you what you need to do to become a World Class Raver and can rave anywhere in the world. Raves are a place of enjoyment and wonder however they present physical and mental challenges at various levels. From Multi-day festivals, crowds, extreme heat to difficult terrain.

Stamina
If you are the kind of person who subscribes to the “Go hard or go home” policy, then I commend you highly; however, one thing to note is those who go too hard and become a burden to their friends or the crowd. A world class raver will have the experience to go just as hard but know their limits to be safe and to help those around them.

Adaptability
The ability to go into any rave in any country and can adapt. I always find it helpful to do a little research on where you are going to party and find out about the scene from other ravers. It is always great to join Facebook groups and chat with people who are attending events with you. This will help you build a network.

International Experience
Traveling to experience a rave in another country is a must for all ravers looking to claim that “World Class Raver” tag. If you can say you have raved in at least 4-5 countries, then you will have earned that badge of honor.

Bringing Leadership
Leadership brings an important part of this tag. If you can gather a bunch of people from different backgrounds and blend them into a squad, then you really are a “World Class Raver”. A leader will be expected to give advice on anything from how to be safe, festival specifics, what sets to look out for and looking after those in the group who have partied a little too hard.

Respect
The ability to walk into a new rave experience and gain respect from your fellow ravers. If you are respectful to the culture and also, take the steps from above then you will quickly gain the respect of your fellow ravers regardless of country.

Knowledge and experience
The way to build this is through Eat, Sleep, RAVE, Repeat. The more festivals you go to, the more friends you make and the more you develop the knowledge then the more experience you get. It is then up to you to guide the future generations as a “World Class Raver” so just keep on raving 😀

How “Others” View EDM and the Rave Scene

Let me start by saying I know many ravers that have their priorities straight and have lives outside the rave scene including myself. I’ve met many individuals at music festivals who have great professions and also work hard at what they do. These people also enjoy partying even more on weekends. We all have that inner party animal inside of us as I always like to refer it to my cousin who is still trying to figure out what EDM means to me and why I always go to these EDM events. According to my cousin, “I should grow up and focus on more important things in life.”

I feel part of my cousin’s view and many others who don’t understand EDM and raving associate it with doing drugs. What led people to think that all we like to do is get together, listen to music, dance, talk and do drugs? This isn’t Burning Man we’re talking about here! The media would have us believe that all ravers go to festivals to do drugs, but that is simply not true because not all ravers do drugs! There are many ravers out there that go to events sober and primarily go to express their love for music through dancing. I’ve told my cousin to try it before knocking it knowing that I’d get him to understand if he saw it for himself vs. me attempting to explain it to him.

Local shows are great where I get to see my favorite DJ in a more chill environment, but I’d rather take my cousin to a music festival. I feel there would be more to show and the first impression would be a great one. I still believe PLUR exists and that there are no strangers, only friends that you have not yet met. I remember my first festival, but I was also young too, and more open-minded toward things. I’ve mentioned that the main idea would be to go for the music, vibes, and even network with others. I know I won’t be able to avoid him seeing people doing drugs, half naked girls that give you the impression that they are easy (which they are not), or the hardcore raver who goes all out on an outfit that just fits the typical raver stereotypes circulating today’s EDM scene. All in all the positive experience would outweigh the negatives and may change how one views the EDM Scene.