|Posted On:||2006-08-17 00:36:04|
A raver's career last for an average of 6 months. No, that's not very long. In fact, it could lead us to wonder why raves still exist. Well, there is the scene's "core" ravers who will stay no matter what. I've always said it, the regular ravers attend most events, but the new ravers or the ones who only rave once in a little while are the one who truly make an event unique. Why? Because they're not jaded and they bring a good vibe. Listening To:
Now, I mentioned new ravers and occasional ravers. This blog entry is mostly about new ravers. New ravers are what makes the scene alive. Especially now, we need them more than ever. We also need them to stay in the scene. A few of them will be bright enough to only rave once in a while, or go to every party but stay sober most of the time. Most kids will have the reflex to try to recreate their first rave by partying as often as possible, and take more and more drugs. This is not everyone's case, sadly though, it happens too often.
Going to a lot of parties can be fun. I rave every weekend myself. (When I need to promote anyway) three things, first I'm already jaded, and it couldn't get any worse, second I do it cause I need to promote and third, I party sober. Now, a new raver won't see things the same way. Someone who isn't jaded should try to stay this way as long as possible. When you do something a lot, you get jaded about it. It will happen to everyone, but it's best if it happens as late as possible. I know most kids won't be able to do this, but if any of you have friends who just started raving, please try to explain to them that raving is really more fun if you do it once in a while. Of course, promoters want their parties to be full. As a promoter myself, I want every raver to go to my party. Still, I have to admit it's better for the scene if the people don't burn themselves up.
The second issue is drugs. It's ok to do it once in a while, but doing too much drugs can make someone jaded pretty quickly. I remember, once, at a party. This kid told me he'd been to an after party that lasted for 5 days straight! 5 days on E without sleep, or with very little sleep. This is the kind of thing that makes people go away from raving. Too many kids associate raves with drug abuse, and run away from the scene because of that. It's ok to "pop" once in a while, but people who abuse will just get hurt one day, and then be scared of the scene. Some of them might stay, but with a totally different attitude. The magic of raving will be gone for good. Again, please everyone, give the example to the new generations. Yes, it's good for ravers to trip a bit, but everything is better in moderation.
In the end, raving is a good way to get away from every day stress. When it becomes the center of a person's life, it can't be good. It's dangerous for the health to rave too much. It can also ruin both professionnal and family life. Raving in itself is a drug, and is way more fun in moderation. We need ravers to last if we want to build an healthy scene. You all know what to do.
Matduke - Celebrate the future