EDC is a wonderful world.
Raves have a very rich history of culture and pride in the raving community. Since the 90s, Raves evolved into a mainstream money making giant. The allure of loud music, beautiful lights and thousands of people to share the experience draws some of the largest crowds of any event in history. This year, EDC Las Vegas is gearing up for a sold out event.
People from all walks of life come together for one reason, the music. However, some aren’t there for the same reason. We’ll take you through the 10 types of people you’ll see at EDC Las Vegas 2013 and let you know exactly where they fit in the ecosystem of raving.
10. All Hail Pasquale Rotella
The father of Insomniac Events, Pasquale Rotella is the mastermind behind EDC, as many of you know. I think he deserves our utmost respect and gratitude for putting on such an event. We love you Pasquale, and may we experience many more raves with you as our leader!
7. The DJs (BORGORE)
Ah yes, the maestro of the evening. Who can forget the reason we all come, to listen to our favorite DJs mix together some melodic masterpieces. In particular, I’m excited to see Borgore at EDC 2013! (Who are you excited to see? Leave a comment below yo!)
3. The Douche-bag Gym Rats
We don’t know who invited the first douche-bag to a rave, but whoever it is deserves to be shunned and scalped. These guys are here for one thing, ass. They don’t care about the music, they don’t care about the event. They only care about themselves, and the girls who are number 1 on this list.
2. Super Cute, Yet Fully Clothed Ladies
Girls who can look cute without being half naked, definitely have something special. These ladies are here to have fun, enjoy the music, friends, and make some lasting memories.
8. Old People
I know there aren’t many elderly people who enjoy bass drops over a quiet evening at home, but I have personally seen a woman, at least 60 years of age, on stage with Avicii dancing her heart out. It was amazing, and that is all there is to it.
1. Half Naked Women
What started with girls trying to look cute, quickly turned into an excuse to be slutty. Just like Halloween, girls can get away with showing more skin at these events than in their normal daily lives. Eye candy never hurt anyone, but if that’s the only reason you are going, then perhaps you should save your money and just sit at home on Radass.com, looking through our Girls section.
6. Undercover Cops
The po-po aren’t huge fans of raves, and tend to be cock-blocks of fun. But, they are just doing their job. As long as you are being safe and respectful, they can’t touch you. But keep an eye out for the dudes who just don’t quite look like they fit in. Usually they aren’t watching the stage. Instead, they are eyeballing and profiling anyone who looks slightly suspicious. I have seen about five people get arrested in one night by undercovers. Just do you, and you’ll be good to go.
9. The Light Board Guys
No one realizes how much of the experience at EDC has to do with the light displays. The engineers, designers, and technicians who come together to make these lights look so amazing deserve the biggest of high fives. Take a minute to appreciate their work!
4. The First Timers
Your first rave is always special. If EDC is the first time you’re induldging in the magical world of raving, then just remember not to go too nuts. You have 3 days of rage ahead of you, and pacing yourself is the best decision you can make. Go easy the first two days if possible, and use your reserve energy on the third day!
5. A Little too Drugged Out
Although Radass does not condone drug use, the fact remains it does exist. So if you choose to indulged in questionable substances, be smart about it. It’s not worth dying over a 4 hour high! There are too many things to see in life (not to mention many more raves)! Stay hydrated, stay close to friends, and don’t be a fool.