Ten Walking Raver Cliches You Meet at Ultra Music Festival

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Photo by George Martinez

The Spring Breaker
Unlike many raver types, the Spring Breaker isn't fussy about personal style. He or she basically dresses like it's frosh week at the beach. If it's a guy, he's probably wearing a "Spring Break Forever, Bitches" tee, old flip-flops, and whatever neon trucker hat was on sale at the tourist shop. And if it's a girl, she just romps around in a bikini top and sunglasses scored for free from some guy on the street. But beware, they travel in packs and they're prone to stampedes. So steer clear of possible Spring Breaker flash mob scenes like Avicii condom drops and Alesso tote bag giveaways.

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Photo by Ian Witlen

The Pale Face in a Native American Headdress
Even a community supposedly built on "peace, love, unity, and respect" occasionally needs a lesson in cultural sensitivity. Like, seriously, what's with all these pale faces wearing cheap knockoffs of Native American headdresses? And extra-special shame on all of the imitation indigineous peoples at Ultra who've been dumb enough to break out the hand-over-mouth, "oh-woah-woah-woah" war chant as a way of requesting that your favorite DJ do an encore.

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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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