Ten Walking Raver Cliches You Meet at Ultra Music Festival

Categories: EDM

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Photo by George Martinez

The Hammock Dweller
Though the most common recreational activity at an EDM fest is definitely dancing, there's always a lot of snoozing going on. Here's the Hammock Dweller, a sort of Rip Van Winkle of rave, who can be seen sporadically waking up throughout the day and night to lick his lips and wonder, "Where am I? Who is making all that noise? Where did my girlfriend go?" Another frequently spotted, possibly narcoleptic Ultra raver type: The tree sleeper, a surprisingly adept climber who likes to curl up in the branches of Bayfront Park and only rarely falls out.

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Photo by George Martinez

The Party Prepper
He's got the fingerless gloves to protect his palms without preventing fully articulated fist-pumps. He's got the doomsday-themed neoprene motorcycle facemask. And he's got a fully loaded bug-out bag, stuffed with water, snacks, and a fresh set of glowsticks. So when the apocalypse (or maybe just a main-stage power outage) arrives, the Prepper's gonna be ready to party. Of course, without electricity, it'll be near impossible to enjoy electronic dance music. And that's why he's stockpiling epic iPhone vids in preparation for that moment when the power grid goes down.

Rave while you still can, people.

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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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