An overview of the rave subculture

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Photo taken by Alexis Acosta. Originally, ravers could be categorized by their flowy pants and shirts that made dancing in crowded warehouses more comfortable, however over time ravers have showcased their individuality through colorful or sequined outfits that light up and are mostly made of spandex or other skin tight fabrics Mccaughan In the case of rave culture, commodification is an ever present reminder of how far EDM and raves have traveled from their underground beginnings.

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However, British politicians soon made these raves illegal due to the drug use, and began fining anyone who hosted them. Anderson explores the multifaceted and evolving sociological nature of rave culture in Philadelphia, including drug use, involvement of law enforcement, and the commercialization of EDM.

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EDM/Rave Culture