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19 Truths About Going To Raves No One Warns You About

"Damn, I'm loving this $13 beer," said no one ever.

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1. Before you even step inside the venue, you'll be forced to make some awfully tough decisions.

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Three words: set time conflicts.

2. Some might understand the rollercoaster ride that is wearing a one-piece to the function.

If you woulda asked me where i saw myself in 5 yrs, 5yrs ago it definitely would not have been here. Naked in a portapotty

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It's basically an episode of Naked and Afraid.

3. And when nature calls, you'll be greeted by ghastly bodily fluids, limited TP, and pitch-black darkness.

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4. Just when you believe your outfit is on and poppin', someone will walk by and completely slay your existence.

It's called FASHION, honey. Look it up.

5. You will make questionable financial decisions along the way.

"Damn, I'm loving this $13 beer," said no one ever.
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"Damn, I'm loving this $13 beer," said no one ever.

6. You might witness the emotional complexity of rave couples in their natural habitat.

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Single 'n' not ready to mingle, tbh.

7. Rave moms are a pure gift to the world that must be protected at all costs.

S/O to all the rave dads, too.
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S/O to all the rave dads, too.

8. No matter how hard you try to stay together, someone's gonna pull a Scooby Doo.

*Wanders*
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*Wanders*

9. And when you get lost at a rave, it will feel like the adult version of losing your mom at the supermarket.

^What some of ya'll look like.
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^What some of ya'll look like.

10. FYI there's a reason totems exist other than for our pure entertainment.

Totems are the best part of going to a rave. Don't @ me.
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Totems are the best part of going to a rave. Don't @ me.

11. Walking through a crowd means no personal space and being bathed in the sweat of a thousand ravers.

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12. And someone will generously offer you a variation of these three items at every corner.

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Uh, thanks?

13. Rave mosh pits are a call to action, and only the most valiant dare step inside.

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14. And if you're not prepared, you'll be in for a world of hurt.

RIP.
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RIP.

15. The moment the music stops, you and 20,000 others will be tasked with finding the ONE exit.

The most realistically depictive photograph I could find.
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The most realistically depictive photograph I could find.

16. But the most daunting task will be trying to exit the parking lot unscathed.

It's all PLUR until the parking lot. #RaveProblems

Peace, Love, Unity, and Get Wrecked, Bitch!

17. After it's over, you'll look back on the incredible experience and try to laugh through the pain.

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*Me the day after a rave*

18. And thanks to one too many overpriced beers, your finances will be in shambles.

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19. But even financial ruin and depleted brain cells won't stop you from immediately planning your next event.

*Googles EDC layaway plans*
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*Googles EDC layaway plans*

20. Because let's face it: If the lineup is lit, you will say "fuck it" to financial woes and self-control.

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