The main issue society usually has with raves is the amount of drug use usually associated with them. Indeed this also scared me, I was not one to take drugs and the thought of being around thousands of people who were did not appeal to me. However, this fear was all but forgotten when I entered the venue the night of the event. Before entering the concert, I waited in about in a line that stretched half a mile where I got the chance to talk with a lot of the people attending the rave. What I learned from a lot of the people, most who have attended many more raves before this one, was no one wanted a bunch of teenagers high on drugs attending. They said the media exaggerates the drug use at these events and a lot of people simply were there for the music. There was also security at the door that checked every person and their bags. This made it feel like a much more safe environment and assured me I was not getting into the exact situation I did not want to be in. Of course there were a few ravers who were able to sneak past security that got belligerent and obnoxious but if one felt uncomfortable a security guard was not hard to find. After I realized safety was the least of my concerns, I finally realized what the hype about raves was all about.
I had been to plenty of concerts in the past and I knew when I originally bought my ticket it would not be like the one's I attended before. There was no lead singer, band, or guitarist; instead it was one man and one computer. However, I never would have imagined what the night had in store for me. It was general admission seating, which meant no seats but a standing room where you were pressed skin-to-skin with those around you. Since it was electronic music, it only made sense for the crowd to be dancing, which there was plenty of. At any concert, the music is played at almost an overwhelming volume but at the rave, you heard