DanceSafe has partnered with organizations across the globe to host the first annual International Day of Drug Checking on March 31, 2017, an initiative to raise awareness of the tools that exist to help mitigate risks for people who choose to use illicit drugs. Utilizing a “harm reduction” approach, public health organizations such as DanceSafe aim to provide health and safety information that is based on facts and that is presented in an unbiased manner.
Lifestyle & Culture
Being a raver is such a positive thing! We are all about good vibes, always there for each other, and on top of that have such a good time at raves, but sometimes the rest of the world doesn’t look at us in that way. Ravers seem to have a lot of horrible stereotypes that we get labeled with. Here are the 5 stereotypes that seem to follow us the most!
March is a big month for Phoria Events as the San Francisco team gears up to celebrate their third anniversary on Friday, the 10th. Legendary trance DJ John Askew will be headlining the triple-header event at Ruby Skye with supporting acts from ReOrder in his SF debut and Indecent Noise with a “Hard Trance Classics” set. Bay Area native DJ Blurr will be providing the local support.
I always seem to be on a never ending search for things that make me feel good and help me to spread lots of PLUR vibes. Recently, I had been bottling up a lot of the stress that had built up overtime and I started to feel very overwhelmed and out of control. I’m sure all of you can relate. When things in multiple areas of your life get complicated, it gets harder to find peace and love through all the stress and struggle! You start paying more attention to the negative than you do the positive in your life, and as I know all too well, once I forget to think positive thoughts and start thinking things like, “What the hell, I don’t feel like doing this, this is too much to handle, today is gonna be terrible”, all of those horrible stressful moments seem to multiply as the positives seems to shrink.
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?