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APPROPRIATE (CULTURAL) APPROPRIATION?

APPROPRIATE (CULTURAL) APPROPRIATION?

It’s pretty common to find cultural appropriation as an issue in the EDM community. From girls wearing Bindis at festivals to guys wearing native headdresses, and David Guetta’s music video there’s a huge uproar about it all. As a community based on the principles of PLUR and acceptance where is the line drawn? Are some things just simply overlooked or are they just accepted? Here’s a look from a person who is guilty of cultural appropriation and came to realize when it is wrong.

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FESTIVAL HACKS TO SAVE YOUR LIFE

FESTIVAL HACKS TO SAVE YOUR LIFE

We’ve all been there, you’re raging your face off, giving light shows and spreading the good vibes when suddenly, something goes wrong. Maybe it’s that boiling hot water your friend just brought back? Or maybe you or a member of your crew is straight up lost. Well no worries we’ve got you covered with some simple and easy festival hacks to help you out. Whether you’re a veteran or a rave baby, these will be sure to help you out.

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GA VS. VIP TICKETS: IS IT WORTH IT?

GA VS. VIP TICKETS: IS IT WORTH IT?

Most festival goers buy general admission or GA tickets. Every event that I have ever gone to, I have always had a general admission ticket. Only the lucky few have the resources to shell out hundreds more for a VIP ticket. I mean general admission is already expensive as it is. Add in travel expenses, outfits, drinks, and so on – it definitely adds up quickly! I never thought twice about getting a VIP ticket, but this year for EDC Las Vegas, some of my friends waited until the last moment to buy tickets and all that was left were VIP tickets.

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Flirty vs. Friendly

Flirty vs. Friendly

I’m used to anyone coming up to me and striking up a conversation whether it may be about the DJ playing, my outfit, or rave life in general. In fact, I love it when people come up to talk to me because that means I have a friendly aura. On the flip side, there’s also the chance that a guy comes up to me because he thinks I’m single and wants to flirt with me. I’ve had some pretty weird experiences with guys hitting on me at events, but one of the weirdest moments was at San Jose State’s Jack Yo Lantern. I was dancing and having a good time when a guy came up to me, took my hand, and said that I looked good in my outfit.

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