A lot of people outside the rave community ask me what it means to be PLUR, how people express it, and basically, what PLUR is in general. Frequently, I find myself explaining that PLUR can be anything from doing random acts of kindness to letting the people you love know that you love them.
Although it can be conveyed and experienced in our everyday lives, there's nothing like those moments when you're at a festival where you truly feel the meaning of PLUR.
It's being a little too nervous to wear something, but doing it anyway — and absolutely rocking it.
PLUR is that slight pang of guilt from spending just a bit too much on kandi supplies melting away as soon as you trade someone their first piece. Especially seeing someone get stoked on something that you made!
It's when you realize your rave fam actually embodies the definition of family, in every way, shape, and form.
It's the moments where you find yourself throwing your head back, singing at the top of your lungs. Hands in the air. Wind on your cheeks. Reveling in the moment. Where suddenly, you know you are right where you need to be.
There's something strangely beautiful in the idea that everyone at a festival is in their own unique place in life. Everyone is vastly different than the person next to them, and yet, they aren't if you really think about it. We're all just trying to live our lives and be who we're meant to be. And we all love this crazy magic thing called raving enough to gather in one place, dance with strangers, and spread the love.
And we wouldn't have it any other way :)
This past August I got to experience for the first time, Shambhala Music Festival. It was my first time in B.C, Canada and also my first Canadian music festival. The festival was from Aug 10th-14th at Salmo River Ranch. It was a wonderful experience despite some challenging weather, but overall everything worked itself out in the end. Here are a few things I learned and experienced at the Ranch.
Dannic's DJ career started at the tender age of 17 years old, playing in a bar in his hometown Breda and has held his place within DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll 4 years in a row as of 2016. Delivering big-room and grooving house, Dannic has debuted releases on world-class labels including Toolroom, a longstanding relationship with Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, as well as having launched his own imprint ‘Fonk Recordings’ in October 2015.
Bassheads, hippies, and everything in between are sure to enjoy the eclectic lineup, mesmerizing art, and unique vendors at the 6th annal Pass the Good Music Festival. The festival was founded six years ago, and has since been a growing but one of the lesser known festivals on the east coast located in Pensacola, Florida.CONTINUE READING
Because this article isn’t about the basics. Let’s talk about the things you’ll want that nobody really tells you about. Some say the smart man learns from his mistakes, but the wise man learns from the smart man’s mistakes.CONTINUE READING
I think the most common question I get from people who know I make kandi is how I get the perfect kandi knot. Although I’d love to be able to just use one knot, the reality is there isn’t any one “perfect” kandi knot. It’s all about knowing which knot to use in what situation. Here is a list of some of my favorite kandi knots!CONTINUE READING
The seasons are changing and we’re almost faced with the painful task of having to say goodbye to summer festivals. But before we fully transition into the fall, Southern California is lucky enough to be able to host Nocturnal Wonderland!CONTINUE READING
So Pasquale has been teasing big news for EDC, but I mean, I never trust when people say something along those lines that it is ACTUALLY big news. Most of the time it’s like small changes, but EDC LV is really changing this time around.CONTINUE READING