10 Walking Raver Cliches at EDM Festivals

Categories: EDM

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Photo by George Martinez
By Sean Pajot

Ravers are like snowflakes, right?

Wrong. It's actually not uncommon to find two (or twelve) who look (and sometimes behave) almost exactly alike.

In fact, we've spent a lot of time wandering around EDM fests in a state of perpetual déjà vu, encircled by thousands of party people who seem to be nearly identical human copies of specific stock types.

Here are 10 walking raver cliches you meet at EDM Festivals.

See also: Why Is Rave Fashion Such a Disaster?

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Photo by Ian Witlen

The Bro
He always wears shorts. He often rocks an obnoxious tank. And he's made many questionable facial hair choices. But close your eyes and the bro can still be identified by his especially dexterous use of the word bro, bro. He may employ it as a friendly term of endearment, as in, "Want a massage, bro?" Or a verb, as in, "We are bro-ing so hard right now!" Or even an expression of surprise and amazement, as in, "Oh! Whoa! Broooooo!"

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Photo by George Martinez

The Kandi Kid
A PLUR-tastic mystic once told us that "these beads are magic." And admittedly, at the time, it sounded like a bunch of hazy-minded hokum. But after several trips to EDM festivals, we are kinda-sorta beginning to believe covering one's body (especially the forearms and face) in rainbow-colored plastic finery just might have life-sustaining and age-defying effects. After all, the kandi kid is among the oldest raver types still found 'round EDM fests. Yet these bead-bedecked wonders never seem any older than a wide-eyed, rosy-cheeked 15.

See also: Why EDM Is Thriving While Other Genres Are Sinking



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cbus122
cbus122

What about the guy in the back just chillin smokin a blunt, actually enjoying the music?


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