Your next rave event is approaching, and good company is always a must - be it your bae, a bunch of fellow party-starters, or just you and your vibe! So today, we are sharing a bit of know-how on managing your festival experience, depending on the type of fellows you’re bringing along.
See some important company planning tips, smart rave outfit ideas, and valuable advice for your memorable experience and your perfect safety. Because EDM concerts 2022 are already rolling, and you have to know how to roll with them with no regrets!
Couple Raving: How to Manage It?
You and your significant other are both mad about festival experiences? Good work on finding the rave mate, then! Now all you need to do is design your mutual enjoyment and make sure you won’t lose each other’s traces among the beats!
Spend Some Time Planning
Planning a wild rave night out probably sounds like an oxymoron, but once you waste half of your festival time roaming around and searching for someone, you might reconsider your definitions.
In order to make the most out of your shared experience, a bit of prior planning and scheduling shall be a must on your to-do list. Here is how to do it:
- Discuss the stages each of you wants to hit, and the artists each of you wants to see.
- See the matches and agree on raving front-stage together on parts of the program.
- When your tastes do not overlap perfectly, sit down and write down a list of shows each of you will be attending.
- Use a simple piece of paper (in two copies!) or a festival planning app to confirm the final schedule - be it shared or divided.
Once you do this, your chances of knowing where your partner is during an EDM festival rapidly increase, thus sparing you time for roaming and worrying.
Agree on a Specific Meeting Point
The thing about plans is that sometimes they change - especially if you’re willing to follow the vibe and keep your freedom to make shifts on the go. If and when that happens to any of you, you’ll need a meeting point to keep up.
Choosing the most obvious spot is definitely not the brightest idea. Festival landmarks and gigantic decorations are usually everyone’s meeting point, and they tend to be as crowded as the front stage itself in some moments.
So - once you arrive on the spot, take your time to explore the area and choose a less conventional site to use as a meeting point. Then, head to it immediately after you find out your partner has been missing for too long, or they’re not where they were supposed to be according to your schedule.
Wear Matching Rave Outfits
Matching rave costumes for couples are not just a way to look stunning but also an unexpectedly practical way to reduce your crowd searching time. You will have a less challenging time in searching for your partner, and you will increase your chances of a positive answer when asking, “Have you seen someone who looks exactly like me around?”. Smart, hm?
The good news is that matching outfits are already a huge trend in the rave world. So, choosing this option will definitely not spare you of your opportunity to break hell loose with your outfit. On the contrary - you will break it double!
History has seen cases when looking for your partner takes more time than actually enjoying yourself during the rave festival. Not that we imply something, but just don’t let that happen. Raves and EDM festivals are all about enjoying the moment, so don’t miss it!
Listen to that track, dance to that rhythm, and make some worry-free memories. Then head back to the meeting point and keep the party schedule going!
What if Your Partner Doesn’t Want to Come?
Let’s face it - not everyone is into large crowds and loud music, and that’s okay. If your significant other prefers to read Tolstoy or watch anime while you rave out - let ‘em without judging ‘em, and ask for the same.
You will probably want to keep in touch during the festival, just to let your partner know that you’re okay. We’re not talking hour-long live streams and full-length chatting on the meaning of the universe. Just an occasional time-stamped message is okay until you meet again.
Single Raving: as Wild as It Gets
Your twin flame doesn’t feel like raving? You don’t have a twin flame? You don’t want to have a twin flame? It’s all good; you’re still about to have the time of your life as long as you want to.
Here is how things go when you’re raving on your own.
Bring Some Friends Along
A couple of besties of a whole group of fellow ravers both prove to be a perfectly good alternative. All you need to do is follow the advice listed above:
- Plan the stages and artists you’re about to enjoy.
- Agree on a meeting point to revisit every time you’re lost.
- Probably wear similar costumes to make it easier.
- Keep a member of the group close if you’re worried about being alone.
There’s no such thing as too much discussion before a rave festival, so the more detailed your arrangements for different situations, the better.
Share Your Location
Location sharing is a good option for cases when you want to be connected to your friends and keep updated about their current situation. Of course, you don’t need to do it if you don’t want to, and you don’t need to do it with everyone.
Still, having your bestie aware of your whereabouts (and vice versa) is sometimes a smart way to feel safe and actually live in the moment.
Keep in Touch
You can send messages with a timestamp every time you change stages or make some backstage mischief. This will let your friends know you’re okay and will probably spare them some time checking around looking for you.
Most importantly, don’t forget to tell some of your acquaintances when you decide to leave without them. If you feel like it, drop a message after you get home also, especially if you’re leaving with a new friend or using a taxi cab to get home.
Your friends are not your mom indeed, but it doesn’t mean they can’t be worried if you just go missing with no communication.
Make New Friends!
Now, let’s bring it up once again - raves are community gatherings of people who share not merely music preferences but also a lifestyle, a culture, and a mindset. So let yourself go into the atmosphere and intercommunicate it to the fullest - you can meet new people, make new friendships, or just make some epic memories with the ones around you.
Keep it spontaneous enough to make it good for you, and keep it respectful enough to make it good for others. Because we’ve been lonely and isolated for way too long, and now is the time to bring all good things back to life - in the wildest possible ways!