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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Tomorrowland Experience: A First Person Point Of View

The Tomorrowland Experience: A First Person Point Of View

[RELATED: Tomorrowland Barcelona Stage Catches Fire, Thousands Evacuated.] Tomorrowland is a massive electronic dance music festival that takes place in Boom, Belgium, and is regarded by many ravers and electronic music fans as the mecca of all festivals. The festival hosts 180,000 attendees per year, and over the course of 2 weekends this […]

James Stauffiger: Trance Music Doesn’t Discriminate

James Stauffiger: Trance Music Doesn’t Discriminate

(This story was submitted to Dance and Rave as part of our first giveaway.) Every year, people get the chance to see the one act or DJ that they’ve been waiting to see for what seems like an eternity. For myself, and a handful of others, that person last year […]