1: Do Your Research
Nothings worst than going to a rave or any music event and not knowing what’s going to be played. If you don’t listen to electronic dance music or trap music it can all sound the same, but that’s not the case. Before you go you should check out the DJ lineup. Don’t be the guy/gal being a party pooper because you don’t like the DJ. Take some time to see what wear and if you want create your own rave gear to go raving.
2. Don’t go alone
Going to a rave alone is something I would never advise. You’re attentions might be to go out, meet new people, and to have fun, but there’s plenty of freaks that’s looking prey on people doing exactly that.
A lot of people associate raving with drugs. The main drug that’s goes around is extasy, but you don’t need drugs to enjoy a rave. Vodka or crown green apple is enough for me. Never buy drugs during a rave from somebody. That should be common sense. However if you do and don’t feel right after taking them let your group know and have them escort you to a medical tent. There’s usually a few of them around during the rave.
4. Be Open & Respectful
You’re going to meet people from every walk of life; gay, bi, trans, black, white, and everything in between. Also, there will be old people with glitter bodies and women with just nipple pasties. Don’t be a creep and try to fill up on someone while dancing, it’s disgusting.
5. Dance like nobody is looking.
Most likely, people around you aren’t going to pay you much attention anyways. Have a blast with your friends. That’s why you’re there in the 1st place. To all the raves I’ve been too nobody cares about your dancing skill level. It’s your smile and the amount of fun you’re having that people really connect with. The best thing is a mini dance battle where the two don’t have much “skill” but you can clearly see they’re having a blast, and that’s what raving is all about.
6. Self & Buddy Care
One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made is raving 9pm to 3am Friday and try doing the same Saturday. It’s very important to let your body rest. You’ve been partying for 5 plus hours with alcohol, and for some drugs in your system. Give yourself at least 24hrs, and hydrate like a mofo. My rave crew usually crash all together at someone’s house, and have a lazy day together.