Why the dance floor is better than VIP
As dance music has grown and become accepted into the mainstream, some of its core principles have been eroded. When rave culture first appeared, there was very little hierarchy, besides perhaps a few of the organisers, DJs and their friends on stage, or behind-the-scenes.
Over time, the notion of VIP areas, table service and exclusive guest lists has become more prevalent. It may feel as though the people in VIP are living their best lives, but here’s the case for why the dance floor is better…
Generally speaking the sound system in a club, or at a festival, has been oriented and configured to create the best possible sound for the dance floor. When you’re in VIP, backstage or in the booth, you’ll be hearing music from the monitors. Or worse still, you’re behind the speakers, not getting the full impact of the system out front.
Being immersed in the dance floor creates a certain energy that you simply cannot find when you’re segregated in VIP. The positive mental, physical and emotional impact of hundreds, if not thousands, of people all dancing together in unison is absolute magic and proven to be good for our mental health.
Getting hot and sweaty on the dance floor is a total leveller. Whether you’re a member of the aristocracy or on benefits, if you’re getting knee deep in the rave there’s no chance of maintaining a “cool” facade.
WHO NEEDS A TABLE ANYWAY?
Yeah, granted, it’s nice to be able to sit down and rest occasionally, but who wants to pay upwards of £1,000 plus extortionate drinks prices just for the privilege of having a bit of space and somewhere to sit down.
RAVES ARE FOR THE PEOPLE
This whole culture is about everyone partying together. It was built on unity, people from all walks of life celebrating life and enjoying music. What we need is togetherness, not economic segregation.
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