In 2015, Insomniac presented trance fan’s their dream festival: Dreamstate. Launching from SoCal and expanding around the world, Dreamstate has been slowly taking over, allowing dreamers to dream again. To many, trance is not just about the music, but also a way of life. Trance embodies the PLUR lifestyle bringing peaceful, loving, unifying, and respectful ravers together to dance under a sea of lasers. Out all of the festivals and events that I have ever attended, Dreamstate has always reminded me that the love is still alive in our scene. Trance not only has talented and gifted producers, but the events attract so many amazing vibes from equally amazing people. Over Memorial Day Weekend, trance lovers gathered from all over gathered in San Francisco for their dream destination: Dreamstate SF.
With festival season 2017 starting off with a bang with Ultra Miami and Beyond Wonderland just weeks ago, I finally was able to kick off this year with a new festival, Phoenix Lights! After attending Decadence Arizona 2016, I already knew that Relentless Beats threw amazing events and put together such diverse line ups, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to head back to Phoenix.
A couple years ago, I noticed someone who kept liking my photos with the name @rosietrk (for those of you wondering, his real name is Nate). Almost all of his pictures were selfies with him in his white stormtrooper helmet with people he met at events. Why the helmet? “Why not?”asked Nate, “I didn’t put much thought into it aside from when I saw Hardwell in San Francisco and the fact that I loved his song “Spaceman.”” We eventually became friends over Instagram, became real life friends at POP NYE 2014, and ever since I’ve always seen him at every event I go. He’s one of the few people I feel comfortable to be extra weird around, continuously talk smack to, and vibe with at raves. So, who exactly is Nate?
I absolutely love meeting new people, trading kandi, and sharing the PLUR, so when I first started raving and heard of the iHeartRaves Unicorn Crew, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of at least once in my raving career. For those of you who don’t know, being a part of the iHeartRaves Unicorn Crew means more than dressing up in matching cute outfits with soon to be friends, but you are representing the iHeartRaves brand and living out the meaning of peace, love, unity, and respect. This year I received the offer to not only become a part of Crush San Francisco’s iHeartRaves unicorn crew but also have my boyfriend be a unicorn too! Luckily CrushSF had only one stage, so we were easily able to wander throughout all of the sets and have fun! With the combined efforts of another amazingly PLUR rave couple Skylar and Brandon, we raved in peace as aliens at Crush SF!
Valentine’s Day was reserved for a romantic evening out for a dinner and a movie, but for us ravers, Valentine’s Day has become another reason to go to a rave! As many of you already know, my boyfriend and I absolutely love dressing up in complimentary couple costumes for every event. This year, I wanted to share where we get the inspiration for every outfit! These ideas are not only for rave couples, but for you and your group of friends as well!