5 Reasons Why I Love Electronic Dance Parties And A Quick Shoutout To NERVO, Rüfüs, and Marshmello
I’ve had an electronic dance party overload this past month – and I’m saying that in the absolute best way possible. EDM concerts definitely are not for everyone, but if you’re the type of person who can jump up and down for 3 hours straight, can appreciate crazy light shows, and don’t mind getting shoved by strangers or having drinks accidentally poured on your head, then you’ll definitely be able to appreciate what I’m trying to get across in this post.
A lot of people think that all electronic music sounds the same, but if you pay close attention to the genre, you’ll find that there are a lot of really good DJs out there and they all have something unique to bring to the table. Here are the top 5 reasons why I absolutely love electronic dance parties:
- The musical variety and originality.
All DJs are different and they all remix songs in a different way and play stuff that everyone can get excited about. When I saw Marshmello this past weekend he was all over the place and it was awesome. We heard everything from Twenty One Pilots, to Fetty Wap, to Adele. Every song was familiar but Mello put his own spin on them, and combined with his awesome light show and crazy Marshmello mask, it turned into insanity every time the beat dropped. We’re talking mosh pits breaking out everywhere. It’s really cool to be able to jam out to songs that everyone knows but the set was still so uniquely Marshmello.
This also applies to electronic musical groups like Rüfüs who have their own bodies of work. While Marshmello and Rüfüs are lumped into the same genre, their shows and sound are completely different. Rüfüs vibes are definitely more soulful and organic. Less mosh pits at that show, but same fun.
2. Obviously the dancing.
It’s my favorite thing to do no matter where I am and is usually one of my top priorities when choosing where to go out. Electronic shows take the dancing to another level. They get you going and lead the way to a complete adrenaline rush as soon as the beat drops. There’s something about the environment that makes you feel like you have the energy to go forever. The jumping somehow doesn’t get exhausting. It’s also great if you find a dance buddy. It could be a friend you’re with, but there’s also plenty of opportunity to find a cute stranger to dance with too if you just keep your eyes peeled. I found one at the NERVO show and it was so much fun!
3. The affordability.
When you choose to see a big-name artist at a large venue, it’s pretty much a given that you’re going to be spending at least $100 if you want to sit anywhere but in the nosebleeds. EDM shows are way more affordable, and arguably more fun due to the whole ambiance. Tickets average around $30-$40 depending on the venue and the popularity of the artist. And when you factor in the fact that you don’t really buy that many drinks at the venue (due to the fact that you need to hold your spot on the dancefloor and not move), it doesn’t end up being much more expensive than a typical night out to the bars. Totally worth it.
- The community.
I love how there is this vibe of a mutual understanding about what’s going down among the hundreds of people who are crowded around you. Everyone gets that there’s going to be shoving and spilling and jumping and no one is really an asshole about it. You would think that in such a wild and crazy environment that there could be a lot of fights breaking out but it’s actually the opposite. It’s like everyone made a pact about ~good vibes only~ when they bought the ticket. And when you look around – everyone is doing the exact same thing that you are. You can turn to a complete stranger at any point and just start belting out the song and dancing together. I love how happy everyone always is.
- The not talking.
This might be cynical of me to say but I don’t care. I love going out and having a great time with people without having to talk. To be honest, I think it could be argued that an experience like this can create a stronger bond than having a long conversation. It’s so fun to be able to go out and be in a social setting without having to think. You don’t need to worry about how you look or what to say or how to flirt because no one cares. Everyone’s focus is completely on the music and it’s a refreshing change.
So that’s my spiel. My five reasons why I think these shows are worth going to. If this doesn’t convince you to give it a chance then I don’t know what will.
Pro-Tip: If you’re a girl and want to experience an EDM show – I HIGHLY recommend finding a group to go with that includes guys. It really comes in handy to have some protection when mosh pits break out and shoving gets a little crazy – which is bound to happen depending on the intensity of the show.