Before you attend a rave, there are a lot of things to know. There are many handy tricks that rave-goers learn early on so that they can impart this wisdom to you. These hacks will keep the rave more comfortable and enjoyable so that you’ll want to attend the next one.
Know the Rules
Before you attend a rave, be sure that you know its specific rules. Every rave has its own rules, and it’s important to know what they are. Some raves have rules against bringing in water bottles, for instance. Knowing this can help you to avoid a problem- and avoid leaving you devoid of water. Other rules may include having no gum allowed or only allowing sealed packs. Some raves have clothing items that are not allowed such as LED gloves. Look at the online list of do’s and don’ts before you get ready for the party. Bringing the wrong thing doesn’t mean you’ll be able to sneak it in. It usually means that the items will be thrown away as soon as you get to the door.
Water is one of the most important things to remember when heading to a rave. The hot temperatures and all-out dancing lead to dehydration quickly, and water is free. If your rave allows bottles of water, consider carrying a bottle or two in a fanny pack or tiny backpack. If they are not allowed at the rave you’ll be attending, you may need to get a water pack that you can wear like a backpack. Don’t be afraid to fill up once your water is gone. There’s no such thing as too much water on the dance floor.
Use the Bathroom Right Away
As soon as you arrive at a rave, go to the bathroom. This will give you a longer period of time before you have to leave the dance floor to go. No one wants to be the person dragging their friends off the dance floor 10 minutes after you’ve arrived on the scene. You can also take that opportunity to top off your water reserves as long as you’re there.
Attend with a Good Crowd
A lot goes on at a rave, and it’s important to have people around you that you like and trust. Be sure that at least one person in your group wants to see and do the same things that you do so that you won’t have to strike off alone. Using the buddy system can also be helpful so that no one ends up on their own. If you like your group, you can always have fun.
Decide on a Meetup Area
If you and your friends get separated at the rave, and chances are that you probably will, have an area established in advance where you can all meet up again. This may be simply to find your friends so that you can dance with them, or it may be a meetup to hit at the end of the party so that you can all get home together. If you get lost somewhere or simply miss your friends, you can text your friends and tell them to hit the spot to be reunited.
Wear What You Like
There are a lot of trends that pop up at raves, including tying fabric strips around the legs and wearing bikini tops, but there is no one uniform that you can expect to see on everyone. The name of the game is to wear something you love and find fun. If you like the edgy steampunk fashion movement look, go for it! Feel free to put a lot of time and effort into your look so that it pops against the crowd. You can also go minimal and show up in understated clothing and armfuls of kandi. The key is to be comfortable and practical as well as to look great and play with your look. You want your look to be unique, so pour your creativity into it. You don’t have to dress exactly like your friends. The concept of PLUR (peace, love, unity, and respect) means that everyone should be happy with their look and comfortable in their own skin. You won’t get the kind of judgmental glances that you would in the outside world, so go wild.
Arrive in Good Shape
For the week or two leading up to the rave, get your stamina up and keep your body as healthy as you can. Get enough sleep every night and workout so that you’ll soon be in shape enough to dance all night. This will also make you less likely to come down with a cold that could keep you from going. Be sure to eat right and drink plenty of water during this time. It can also be helpful to take vitamins and other supplements.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
To do your best dancing, your feet have to be comfortable. You’ve put a lot of effort into your look, so you may want to wear shoes that go with the vibe, even if they aren’t as comfortable. This is a big mistake. You can’t dance if your feet are full of blisters. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes along with the appropriate socks to keep from developing blisters and abrasions.
Bring Plenty of Kandi
Long a part of rave culture, kandi items like bracelets and masks can help you to create your look and help you to meet others. As long as kandi is allowed at the rave you will attend, make plenty of bracelets to share with others as a great icebreaker. It’s a fun way to make friends and to spread the PLUR to other rave-goers.
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