why we rave

You know when you find the show that would have changed your life ten years ago? Veronica Mars season 1 is the most gripping, funny, gritty, moving, shocking, challenging, exquisitely-plotted 22 hour detective movie you can possibly imagine, with social commentary that was years ahead of its time and one of the greatest female lead characters to ever grace the screen.  I’d very much like a time portal to send a copy back to 17-year-old me to let her know that things will be ok (and also that being an investigative journalist/PI is a totally legit career option).

So this weekend (literally an hour ago) I’ve been raving my ass off at Beyond Wonderland. Unfortunately, the first day my phone fell out of my fanny pack and I didn’t realize til about 20 minutes after. I tried going to lost and found and calling it but nothing. The next day my sister (whom I went with) was tagged in a picture on Instagram of my phone. This fucking incredible girl found my phone, tagged all the people she saw on my Instagram notifications, and said she can’t wait to meet up and give me my phone. I can’t express how grateful and fortunate I am for people like her. THIS is why I rave. That would never happen anywhere. The people are out of this world and I’m happy to call these people my fellow ravers and brothers and sisters. I fucking love you all so much!!!

People criticize me for raving and tell me how everyone only goes for drugs and it’s an excuse for horny adults to lose their minds and party. To those who think that: Shut your fucking mouth. I rave because I meet some of the most beautiful people inside and out that I can connect to closer than people I’ve known my whole life. For instance: I met this girl at a rave and unfortunately we didn’t have the time to exchange information. I posted a picture of us that we took on Instagram and how beautiful and such a great person she was. Moments later she found me. She reposted the picture and said how much of a beautiful soul I am and how happy she was to meet me. That is EXACTLY why I rave. For the people I meet and the memories we share.