Yeah it's pretty weird..
Here in the UK at most of the big Hard house & Hardcore nights this is very much the case- loads of UV accessories, bright T-shirts, plenty of Cyberdog stuff. With women it definately seems to be a 'less-is-more' attitude- wearing the least they can get away with, and even this will be themed/striped/leopard print/etc- and fury boots appear to be non-negotiable. Plenty of fancy dress too. Oh and loads of glowsticks.
I've always enjoyed this side of it, it's always a laugh seeing what people are wearing, and weird as it may sound it seems to give the whole night a sense of community. It's always a laugh if you head into the nearest town to hit a few bars first as you can spot the people going to the same night as you as you all stand out like a sore thumb in these places. We've met loads of new mates this way, just through this shared sense of identity for that one night. Great fun!
Don't seem to get it quite so much at the big trance nights but still a fair few glowsticks!
Just my thoughts on it!
What bothers me more is the dress to impress aspect of clubbing. I'd much rather there be little to no dress code, so people can come in comfortable and there be a much more relaxed environment.
As for the "raver" thing it just seems like a bunch of kids trying to hop on a latest trend and fashion, which is fine. Aslong as theyre having fun thats all that matters
some of the stuff looks pretty dumb, but others are pretty necessary. A few fashion accessories that I would say are awesome and functional are:
gloves with lights in the end. there is nothing like a good light show when your tripping nuts at a show
pacifiers. i see these less and less actually, but something to chew on is great. I usually like to drink in addition to drugs, so gum is not an option
bandanas over the face. mmmm vapo rub smells awesome while rolling
glow sticks are pretty much a staple, and also certain masks are awesome
but big furry things? kandi? obnoxious neon crap? dafuk is up with all that?
1. Life means suffering.
The rave scene is constantly changing. You will never be able to hold onto that one time period where you thought raves were the best because the culture, styles, and music are constantly moving in new directions.
2. The origin of suffering is attachment.
Trying to hold onto that time when "raves were awesome" will only result in you being left salty, unsatisfied, and generally unhappy. Crying about it will tend to make others not want to be around you, so you'll be lonely too.
3. The cessation of suffering is attainable.
Let it go, bro. There will always be new scenes that will come along for you to enjoy!
4. The path to the cessation of suffering.
This analogy sucks
If you are asking this question then you:
a) Are not a raver/lover of edm escene
b) are a jaded raver
c) are too old
Of course a lot of smaller scenes start without freaks, but freaks get in to it sooner or later or people turn in to freaks, its a pretty natural thing of EDM, specially out of clubs. All this because of the "arnarchy" or "freedom" set of mind it brings along the use of MDMA and LSD.