I’m not the best with rave advice - I’ve only gone to one. But I felt so at home. But here’s what I’ve gathered from around groups and friends. (I’m giving advice mostly directed to females, because I am one)
- Ease yourself into it. Start listening to EDM, and local artists (I have a few local DJs that are.. daaammn).
- You don’t have to dress like everyone else - when I went to a rave, I wore my Tripps, a shirt, and kandi to trade. My friend wore a kandikini and a tutu. The other person with us wore booty shorts and a tank top. It’s about what you feel comfortable in. You’re comfortable in phats? Wear them. You’re fine rocking pasties and panties? Do it! You like wearing shorts and a top? That’s alright! Don’t let ANYONE tell you that you shouldn’t wear what you wear - it’s your body.
- Find a friend in your area that’s in the scene, because it’s really helpful.
- Don’t act like you already know everything. You’ll be seen as a poser. It’s okay to ask questions.
- NEVER rave alone, unless you’re very into your local scene and know a lot about it.
- Always have a buddy to rave with, IT’S IMPORTANT. Especially if you take something, because you will need someone to watch you.
- Don’t let one or two people ruin the scene for you. There may be a few buttholes, but that’s how it is; there’s tons of friendly
- Do it for the music, not to look cool.
-ALWAYS DRINK WATER WHEN YOU RAVE!!!! It’s very easy to become dehydrated - I was pissing brown because I didn’t drink any water, it was bad.
- Don’t fake it. If you don’t enjoy it, that’s okay, it’s not for everyone.
- Follow PLURR (peace, love, unity, respect, and responsibility), if you think it’s something you can do. Basically, just don’t be an asshole. Don’t go out of the way to be rude to someone. Don’t hate someone because you don’t agree with their beliefs. But don’t go around calling people unplur, because it’s pointless and only starts fights.
If anyone has anything to add, feel free! Either comment on this (I’ll edit it to add it on), or shoot me a message (BUT BE SURE TO MENTION IT’S FOR THE ASK, not a confession, sometimes it’s confusing to tell them apart).