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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