Ten Walking Raver Cliches You Meet at Ultra Music Festival

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Photo by George Martinez

The Party Animal
When a person is about to perpetrate an act that requires a certain degree of anonymity, it's never a bad idea to cover one's face. Robbing a bank? Try some pantyhose. Making a ransom tape? Pop on a balaclava. Raging so hard that it might embarrass your parents? Have some fun going incognito and assume the identity of a half-human, half-burro with an awesome collection of sombreros. Other party animal options might include fancy gorilla, dead chicken, and drunk unicorn.

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Photo by George Martinez

The Mau5head
If untold hours of your life have been dedicated to a DIY party accessory project, like this carefully crafted, fully functional replica of Deadmau5's signature headgear, you are going to show off that handiwork, whether or not the King Rat is doing a set. In 2011, Mr. Mau5 headlined Ultra, and there were Mau5heads. In 2012, he slammed the fest and skipped it, and there were Mau5heads. In 2013, he headlined again, and there were Mau5heads. Now he's missing UMF for the second time in four years, and there will be Mau5heads. It's kind of like a real pest problem, if the diseased rodents were moody (but otherwise nice) fanboys and -girls with excellent styrofoam carving skills.


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12 comments
Charlie Puch
Charlie Puch

Yeah I would say that you are too old. They are probably the most fun you could ever have.

Tony Winegarner
Tony Winegarner

hell yea ybor was fun but the big parties in miami magical maydaze seance back in the 90's were the best

Bryan Byerly
Bryan Byerly

Thanks for this.. this flashed me back like crazy to Ybor city (florida) I think Courtney Ringle knows what's up

Justin Burnett
Justin Burnett

These articles on raves are lame. It was the one thing you could do as a kid and not be judged by others. This article trows all that out the window. Everyone is now put in classes and labeled.... Hmmmm times change.. This is the second one iv read. I'll bet its the same author.....

Paige Rain Moofin Bitzer
Paige Rain Moofin Bitzer

I love that your lists always include the idiot pale girls wearing Indian headdresses. Bitch prolly doesn't even truly know what your spirit means, I can't stand that

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

i remember being a "raver kid' in highschool down in FL. Tampa to miami all the time.. no wonder i was thinner. i spent most weekends dancing till i dropped.

James Harris
James Harris

I'd pay to see Boris at the Electric Forest tripping my tits off.

James Harris
James Harris

The festivals look fun, it's the people that look exhausting.

Yojimbo
Yojimbo

Agree.  Such a facile, lazy piece -- much more of a cliché itself than any of those it presumes to ridicule.  The RFT is skewing increasingly lame.  

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