A Guide to Going Out to an Electronic Music Event:
A blog that discusses electronic music events and what to expect.
Everywhere you look on the internet, people are talking about going out. Everyone has a story about their most recent event and how they danced all night. They talk about the music, the artists, and atmosphere; it’s as if there is nothing else in the world. And then you start asking yourself, “What is everyone so excited about?”
You have been listening to electronic music for years now, and it seems like you’re missing out on something big. You’ve heard of the largest events, but you can’t quite figure out what makes them so special. Well if this sounds like you, then we are here to help.
This article will guide you through everything you need to know before attending your first electronic music event or rave. There is a lot more to these events than just loud music and dancing all night long!
Electronic dance music has seen an explosion in popularity in the last five years. The genre, which was once confined to the underground and only for a select few, has now entered pop culture and is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world.
If you’re new to EDM, or just want to know what it’s like to go out dancing, here’s a guide to what you need to know before you go out.
1. Do Some Research
If this is your first time going out to an electronic music event, consider doing some research on the DJ whose playing. You can listen to the artist on SoundCloud or YouTube and get a feel for what kind of music they play. If the show is a festival, there will be several artists performing so look up their music as well.
2. Dress Appropriately
The way you dress will also depend on what kind of venue your going to be attending. Most clubs and venues require that you dress casually but neat. Footwear is also important because if your feet hurt then you won’t be able to enjoy yourself as much.
3. Bring A Backup Charger For Your Phone & Camera
Most clubs and festivals do not allow large bags or purses because they can be used for contr
If you have never been to an electronic dance music event before, or even if you have, things can get a little intimidating or confusing. So here is a handy guide to help you on your way to becoming a seasoned rave veteran.
This guide is mostly focused on the rave and underground scene. The rules are not exactly the same for every event, so this article is meant as more of a general guideline. Also, these rules may seem kind of obvious when you read them, but many people do not follow them.
Dress Code: There isn’t necessarily a dress code for most events, but there are some things that are best left at home. For guys and girls (or whoever), sports jerseys and other team apparel aren’t the best thing to wear. Even if it’s not the color of one of the teams playing that night, it still doesn’t belong at an event like this. Stick with t-shirts that relate to the musical style of the event that you’re attending (dubstep, trance, etc.)
Be Prepared: There are certain items that I always bring with me when I go out. A phone charger is a good idea because you will probably use up your battery talking/texting all night or taking pictures. It’s
What to expect at an Electronic Music Event
When attending an electronic music event, there are a few things that need to be considered. First, have you ever been to a rave? Raving and going to any kind of electronic music concert is not for everyone. It takes a certain personality type to be able to enjoy this. There are many factors that come into play when going to a rave or any type of EDM event. The first thing that needs to be understood is the difference between Rave and EDM events. A rave is more of an underground event where the DJs tend to play some pretty heavy beats with lots of bass and high energy. These events can last all night long and most of the time they are illegal or unpermitted events held in warehouses or abandoned buildings. EDM on the other hand, is more mainstream now and can be anything from concerts in outdoor amphitheaters, sports arenas and stadiums, nightclubs, or even large festivals like Coachella or Ultra Music Festival. The type of music played varies depending on the venue and who is playing but it tends to lean towards the more commercial side of electronic dance music with artists such as David Guetta, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Avicii, Kaskade etc.
Electronic music events can be daunting to newcomers especially if you’re not familiar with the genre.
I’ve been to enough of these things that I feel like I can hopefully give a good overview of what you should expect and how to prepare.
First off, don’t get discouraged if there is an age limit. Most underground electronic music events are 21+ because the places they throw these parties at usually have a liquor license. And even if there is an age limit, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your younger friends as long as they are okay with getting carded at the door.
If it is your first time going to a show then don’t stress about knowing a ton of producers or DJs and their music going in. If you like electronic music and have heard some of the more popular artists such as Skrillex or Deadmau5 then you probably already know more than you think.
You might want to give some of their tracks a listen before hand so you have a better idea of what to expect, but don’t feel like you need to cram for this event because this isn’t school.**
There are many different kinds of electronic music events; the term encompasses a very broad spectrum. In this post we’ll go over some of the different types of events and what you can expect from them.
Raves are large, underground parties that are usually associated with electronic music and dancing. They are often held in warehouses, abandoned buildings, or even in open fields. The music at raves is typically made up of a variety of genres including house, techno, drum and bass, and dubstep. Rave culture has always been about PLUR (Peace, Love, Unity, Respect), so most ravers are very friendly and accepting. The dress code for raves tends to be casual; it’s not uncommon to see people wearing large furry boots or bright colors. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes and plenty of water!
Festivals like Coachella or Electric Zoo have become huge events in recent years. Often times there will be multiple stages with artists playing simultaneously; these events typically last for 2-4 days. Festival lineups generally include a mix of mainstream acts as well as underground DJs. The dress code is more casual than clubbing but you will find that people tend to wear more fashionable outfits than they would to a rave
1. Buy a ticket.
2. Take a shower and put on deodorant.
3. Go to the event venue, wait in line and get inside (it’s okay if you don’t have a ticket, you can buy one at the door).
4. Buy some alcohol (if you’re 18+) or water, it’s important to stay hydrated when dancing.
5. Find your friends, but don’t spend too long with them, it’s important that you make new friends at any electronic music event.
6. Dance for as long as your body allows it, then rest for a few minutes, and repeat the cycle until you feel tired and want to go home (usually around 7:15 AM).
7. Leave the venue, take off your earplugs, call an Uber (or walk home if you live close enough), and pass out for as long as necessary until you wake up and start making plans for your next night out!