Take Your Friends To Their First Rave. Just Do It.

By Karyme Lara Chagoya

 

The first rave that I ever attended was EDC Las Vegas in 2019. A very crazy choice for a first rave - But thankfully I wasn’t the only one attending a rave for the first time.

Somehow I was able to convince five of my friends to go on this crazy adventure and attend EDC with me. We had no idea what we were getting into.

For those who didn’t attend EDC in 2019, that was the year when the wind in Vegas was blowing like crazy, and it was freezing cold. However, the weather didn’t stop us from having one of the best weekends.

Every single one of us was blown by the entire experience.

I grew a love and appreciation for raves and the EDM community, and I knew that I wanted to share it with as many people as I could.

The second rave that I attended wasn’t until 2021 when I attended Global Dance Festival in Colorado with another group of my friends.

My friend from Colorado had invited me to go, so I decided to invite my group of friends, thinking that none of them would be up for it since they weren’t really into EDM, but all of them surprisingly said yes.

Next thing you know we were on our way to Colorado to attend their first rave. The second night was the best night at Global. At the end of the night, we saw three great sets back to back - Deorro, Tiesto, and Excision.

It was our first time seeing Excision, and let me just say that he blew our minds.

None of us had ever seen anyone like Excision. The bass, the visuals, the energy from the crowd, it was such an insane and exciting moment that all of us got to experience together.

After that rave, we all grew an appreciation for EDM, raves, and the community that comes with it.

This year we all went to EDC together, and I can’t even begin to explain the surreal feeling you experience under the electric sky with a group of people that you love.

I love the little rave family that we turned out to be.

Over the years I have also gotten to experience two of my cousins’ first EDC, and it was such a wonderful moment being able to sing our hearts out to Slander and break our necks to Excision.

I also got to experience taking two of my college friends to their first rave this past weekend to see Deorro, and they loved every moment of it.

If you can take your friends or family to their first rave or festival, I really encourage you to do it.

Try to make it as special as you can by making Kandi to trade with them, making playlists to hype them up before the show, and encouraging them to have fun.

I promise that it is an amazing experience that they’ll never forget and that they will always appreciate.

Also make sure to tell them to get their first rave outfit here at Rave Bae Couture!



About the Author: Karyme

My name is Karyme and I have been listening to EDM since I was a 10-year-old blasting Skrillex in the car with my cousin and with my mom in the driver’s seat thinking we were crazy! My first rave was EDC Las Vegas in 2019 and from there I really grew to love and appreciate the EDM community. I’m always down to meet some new people to rave and trade Kandi with, so feel free to say hi - my IG is @karymechagoya.

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