When you think about raving, most people think of the music, the lights, the production, the crazy outfits, and the long weekends dancing with your friends having the time of your life.
If you are a frequent raver, I am sure you can relate to this. However, for me personally, it is so much more.
For me, it is a feeling of acceptance. During a rave, you are surrounded by so many like-minded people who all just want to connect.
Connect with each other, connect with the music, and connect with the artists who are performing.
When I was younger, I always felt like I didn't really fit in. I had friends and a good family, but there was still a void inside me that I couldn't figure out what could help fill it.
I always felt happiest when I was discovering new music.
Music was always a huge part of my life and who I was. It was an escape from reality that brought me peace and serenity.
I would listen to all kinds of music from rap to rock, indie to pop, and pretty much everything in between.
Listening to different genres was something I loved to do.
It wasn’t until I went to my first rave that I realized there was an entire other spectrum of music out there that I hadn't explored.
I remember being at one stage and feeling the melodic bass fill my soul. Then I ran to the next stage and was able to head bang and free my inner “emo” child.
After that, there was a third stage where I felt the trap music move me in a way I had never felt before.
And right then and there I knew I had just discovered a culture that was right for me.
Being able to have so many subgenres of EDM you realize you can like a bit of everything and there's hundreds of people just like you who feel the same thing.
Going to a rave and entering into the gate, you feel the music, you see the lights and it’s almost like taking a breath of fresh air.
You feel a clarity in your soul, like you are finally home.
I am not sure if there was one significant moment that changed me or if it was all the small beautiful moments that helped make me who I am today.
Now, I understand that it is okay to compliment strangers and tell them how amazing they look. I understand it is okay to spread love and positivity to everyone around you.
I understand it is okay to let a stranger know that they are an extraordinary being and they are accepted for being their true self.
I now recognize what relationships and friendships are meant to be about.
I realize that those who have been so negative and draining to me, those people don’t need to be in my life.
I now know that it is okay to let go, to move on from adversity.
What this culture taught me is what love is really supposed to feel like, what pure joy is, and that I deserve to have these feelings.
Raving has given me confidence, it has taught me to love myself & to be able to spread love unto others.
To trust in myself and my process. It has given me some of my greatest friendships, and for that I am a better person.
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About the author: MiThalia
My name is MiThalia currently residing in the desert of Arizona. I’m loud, crazy and full of life and love. I love spreading positivity and love as much as I can. Through these hard times we are now more connected than ever through what moves us and that is beautiful. Always spread Peace.Love.Unity.Respect