• Ravers and Music

    February 17, 2012 10:11 am 78 comments

    While I have not seen any articles on this subject, which I find a complete surprise, seeing as the people who often post here are often wrong about everything when it comes to those who are different. Anyway, I thought I would bring up the subject of ravers. I know that if any of you look around in today’s society, you’ll see people who are doing hand motions, twirling their wrists in figure eight shapes, rolling their fingers, ect. These people are often ravers.

    I read an article about how raves were completely about sex, drugs, and demonic music (dubstep). This is not true. Yes, there may be sex at raves and drug use, but that’s like any party. There are many ravers who live by P.L.U.R.R. This stands for “peace, love, unity, respect, and responsibility.” I am one of these ravers. There is also the normal P.L.U.R. which stands for “peace, love, unity, and respect.” The first one, PLURR, is for those who abstain from using drugs, in particular, ecstasy when raving (or even in general).

    The music played at raves is not demonic, despite what is told by the people who post here. It is a mix of different sounds. Yes, not everyone is supposed to like it. I love dubstep but it gives my mum a headache. Dubstep includes a drop, in which it goes from calm music, a short pause occurs, and then it goes into the bass-heavy dubstep music that everyone seems to love. My favourite song with the best drop is Helicopter Showdown’s “The Terror” simply for it’s drop. While I wouldn’t be surprised if the drop is included for the added affects of highs experienced, that is not the only reason.

    In short, I would like to say that before you go and believe the stuff you hear from people who are outsiders to a culture, listen to one who is. I am new to raving but this article was aproved by my friends who have been raving for years. And before you ask, they were completely sober.

    Not everyone is going to be the way you are, no matter how hard you try. People are meant to be different. If everyone looked the same and was the same, imagine how boring the world would be. In my opinion, people should all live by “PLUR” simply because those are good morals to live by. And before I receive Hell for saying that simply because it is a raver term, I might like to add that each aspect of PLUR (or PLURR) is refered to in the Bible.

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    Stephanie I'm 16 and am a strong believer in the Christian faith. My faith determines my actions and I believe that Christ loves everyone, despite who they are. I go to an alternative school and am a sophomore who is set to graduate early. My friends and music are my life.

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