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The Beginners Guide to Picking Their First Hoop

The Beginners Guide to Picking Their First Hoop

One of the fastest growing rave activities among women and men is hooping. Hoops come in all shapes and sizes: big hoops, small hoops, mini twin hoops, LED hoops, day hoops, fitness hoops, and more. Beginning your hoop journey is intimidating to the hooping newb. With all of the hoop options on […]

Miami Music Week 2015 Survival Guide

Miami Music Week 2015 Survival Guide

Miami Music Week and Winter Music Conference are just a few short days away! You might have your bags packed already, stoked to get away from whatever terrible winter you are experiencing, and ready for a few days of some amazing beats. You’ve probably already picked out your must see […]

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Rachael Kutschman: Take Us Back to the Farm

An essay on the warmth and positivity that radiates from Bonnaroo Take us back to that magical farm, where we forgot all of our aches and sorrows. Where for four days, we became a community of livers and lovers. There was no such thing as strangers, nor hatred or cruelty. […]

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Gearing Up: Dance and Rave’s Festival Survival Guide

For all of the music lovers out there, it is common knowledge that music festivals are essentially our “mini meccas.” While others may spend all year planning expensive vacations, we typically pick a music festival (and several for those lucky enough) to head to. Whether it’s Coachella, Electric Forest, Tomorrowland, […]

Jacqueline F.: Nobody Gets Left Behind

Jacqueline F.: Nobody Gets Left Behind

So to begin, I had met one of my closest friends now, D, thru my rave family in DC. She was only here for a year, working as a nanny, and she was set to go back to South Africa right after TomorrowWorld. She had gone to Mysteryland, EDCLV and […]

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Mike Marcklinger: Desiderata Music Festival

I am going to try to recreate this the best I can. My story is about a complete flop of a festival called Desiderata Music Festival at the Gelston Castle Estate. It was in 2009. This was one of the best, worst, most amazing, eye-opening experiences of my life. I […]

What Your Favorite Place to Rave Says About You

What Your Favorite Place to Rave Says About You

Back in the 90’s, ravers and dance music lovers really only had one place to rave: the underground. With the recent commercialization and mainstream takeover of dance music, we are given a great array of different venues and places to enjoy the music that we love. Most of us rave at […]

Michael Giazzon: The Story of My First Rave

Michael Giazzon: The Story of My First Rave

(This story was submitted to Dance and Rave as part of our first giveaway.) It was February 2011. I was 23 years old. Me and three other friends were in a car in downtown Chicago, on our way to a warehouse for a rave party. I had already pretty much […]