#Walwal: 8 Things to Know if You’re A First-Time Raver
Going to your first EDM concert can be exciting and daunting at the same time: people will get wild, neon lights will flash everywhere and music will be at its loudest. But still, it can be the most rewarding experience you’ll ever have, especially if you want to freely express yourself and let all the energy out.
So before you dive “into the wild”, here are some reminders you might need to prep for your first EDM party:
8. Wear a comfy outfit
You are never in a rave party if you don’t dance and get bumped by tons of people, so make sure you wear a comfortable outfit. Some people prefer layering their clothes, then taking some off when it’s near midnight. There are no rules, and it’s a matter of self-expression so wear what makes you feel at ease.
7. Stay full and hydrated!
You’re going to sweat a lot so it’s a must to eat a complete meal before the party. Bring a water bottle with you wherever you go to keep hydrated or else risk waking up to your worst morning the next day.
6. Know the lineup.
Well, this one’s pretty obvious. Knowing your favorite DJs set time can get you really, really hyped.
5. Make new friends!
Meeting new people in a rave party is not as awkward as you might expect it to be. In fact you might be surprised to find everyone to be extra nice. There’s no need for long talk; just jump to the beat of the music and you’ll always have people to rave with.
4. Agree on a meeting place
This is the most common problem barkadas face whenever they rave: finding each other, especially during the set. You will get pushed in every direction, so be ready to get lost at some point. It’s important that you plan on a convergence spot where you can always go to just in case you get separated from your friends. Plus, the signal will most likely suck, so it’s better to plan this firsthand.
3. Keep your electronics at full charge
A drained battery is a total nightmare, so put your phone on low power mode to save its energy and always, always bring your powerbank.
2. Do not bring drugs.
Let’s face it: there will always be EDM partygoers who will miraculously get through security with their stash. But we all know how that will turn out. The music is enough to get you hyped up already, so you won’t really need that garbage.
1. Party hard!
Having said all that, have fun! What’s really important is for you to enjoy the experience. Take less photos and create more memories. Rave responsibly and live in the moment, because it’s definitely going to be a night to remember.
For an ultimate first-time rave experience, head to one of the most anticipated international electronic dance music festival this year, the Road to Ultra 2016 on September 17 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Brought to you by Ovation Productions and Blackwater, RTU 2016 headlines top international DJs Alesso, Hardwell, and Tiësto. Others in the line-up are Fedde Legrand, Moti, Jessica Milner, Raiden, and Tom Taus. Grab your tickets here.
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