Raves are large dance parties featuring performances by DJs and occasionally live performers playing dance music. Underground rave parties used to be held at secret, secluded locations where they could bump rave music loud til the sun rises. Much has changed since then. These parties are no longer in abandoned buildings with no signs or decor, raves today feature everything from food vendors to art installations and other activities for attendees.
Because of the dangers of these unregulated events, event promoters have changed their tactics and now throw rave parties at various locations in accordance to city regulations. They can range from small events with one stage in a warehouse downtown to multi stage events at a larger venue or even still, large multi stage events in the middle of the desert.