Nudity & Raves: The American Monster (NSFW)

Girls with nipple tassels and G-strings rub against every inch of your body. They’re sweaty, perspiring from a vigorous repetition of the same movement. Their asses have eaten their shorts, but you’d barely call it an entrée. Thuds echo through your mind as a whirlpool of human skin envelops you. Bang, bang, bang, bang. Euphoria emanates from the pores of all those in your vision, lust and love intertwined like a snake coiled around a chalice. There’s grinding, and grinding, and grinding and grinding. Beads of sweat drop from the barely covered bodies of women, as ecstasy tablets tumble down their parched throats. Clothes are scarce, and dignity confiscated by security at the door. You’re at a really loud orgy, but people here in America call it a rave.

I live in the land down under, which is a half-decent euphemism for Australia. I’ve become immune to ass cheeks hanging out of denim shorts and cleavage waving at me from across the way. Summer – or festival season – means girls show every little sliver of skin their Supré savings can grant them, and the blokes do the same. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. It’s an inherent trait in a hot climate, and when done with a bit of class, it’s just another facet of everyday life. There’s certainly no right way to show the greater public what you had for breakfast, but there’s a hefty medium between showing a bit (lot) of skin and parading the pork loins down Grand Boulevard. 90% of the Australian public knows where to draw the line, and only that ambitious 10% choose to cross it. Not American’s though; American’s have gone and done what they always do. Americans have proudly trumped the rest of the world; That’s right ladies and gentleman, Americans have stopped wearing clothes to raves.

Go through any recent photo album of a prominent American rave and you’ll notice that a solid portion of the girls are naked. They may have a blob of paint covering their nipples and a tiny G-string hiding their vagina from the creepy dudes trying to give them rohypnol laced Vodka Red Bulls, but it’s no more than you or I or any other free-balling sleeper wears to bed. As I sit here and struggle to find the correlation between dance music and not wearing any clothes, I’ve decided my own morals draw the line at nipple tassels and painted on bras. I’m as heterosexual as the next heterosexual guy, but I just don’t understand why American raves look like amateur porn star conventions. Plenty of females in the US apparently do though, and the rest of the world is starting to take notice of this soft-core erotica.

The strangest thing about this X-rated evolution of rave culture is just how far the apple has fallen from the tree. In the early 90’s, raver attire adopted an asexual vibe, which was fist pumped all the way into the new millennium. It was baggy jeans and flannelette shirts, and the only curves in view were the ones you cut on the dance floor. But then, like anything America gets its grubby little mitts on, the traditional cult following was stripped bare and rebuilt from the ground up. Commercialisation was the sole priority as the elevator skyrocketed to the top floor, only stopping for people with enough confidence to bare all in a park full of strangers. Soon enough, lingerie parties and pajama raves started to pop up, and more and more of America’s impressionable youth began to associate rave music with public nudity. I guess they didn’t know any better.

Now gaining recognition as the prosti-tot trend, young girls are continuing to objectify themselves on a global scale. They’re lusting for positive reinforcement and doing anything they can to get it, the repetitive music that’s playing in the background all but forgotten. They’re filling internationally viewed photo albums with their naked bodies, and they’re only caring about the return currency of Facebook and Instagram likes.

And there in lies the problem.

Image fuels the American dance community. The focus on music has dissipated quicker than the clumps of speed in punters stomachs, and the quest to stand out and look cool has became the focal point of this electro nightmare. The trends have become as terrible as the term EDM, and in one foul swoop the good old US of A have proven they will happily take proverbial shits all over a time honoured tradition. All these young girls want is positive reinforcement from their peers, and they’re doing it in the worst way possible. They spend the weeks before festivals lacing thongs with diamantes and finding the sparkliest titty paint money can buy, rather than researching the artists and pretending they care. The promoters do the same, but with fireworks and dancers, but who can blame them for catering to their demographic?

Still don’t know how far down the shitter the USA’s rave scene has floated? Watch some footage of the original Woodstock and compare that to the glittery gang bang that is Electric Daisy Carnival.

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Lindsey says:

Those aren’t raves. They’re festivals. Raves are underground and don’t feature hundreds of thousands of naked girls. They still exist, you just don’t hear about them. They’re illegal. And they don’t want to be heard of.

In any case, however, as someone who supports both the original meaning of raves AND the spirit of festivals, in the true spirit of PLURR, whose place is it to judge anyone else? Even if they are only after the attention, you’re only feeding their need for it by acknowledging it this way. If you’re so offended by it, why not just look elsewhere? Or even better, ignore it? I’ve met plenty of young women dressed this way that were very interesting individuals. I valued what they had to say. A lot of them are still my good friends.

While this nudity-in-public trend seen at many festivals may be new, the practice of SLUT-SHAMING is centuries old. I think it’s time to grow up and move away from such antiquated ideals. Perhaps that’s what started the whole practice in the first place. Young women are told every day that we should keep our bodies put away and covered, lest we offend someone in public. Festivals are surrounded with the notion that we should be free to express ourselves and not judge others.

Have a heaping eyeful, everyone. Don’t like it? Don’t look.

PLURR.

Me says:

Raves don’t EXIST……Ravers don’t EXIST……The vibe doesn’t EXIST…..these are concerts with concert goers.

Ben says:

I agree 100% with this guy. Women want to be objectified in the commercial scene. The scene I was in over 14 years ago was never this. We had intelligent conversation, a respect for one another, and we never objectified women. Commercial edm has brought it to this level and I want no part of it. The scene is dead. I don’t know what to call this but it’s not a rave.

Kevin says:

Im getting tired of this bull about how society is what makes us do these things. Honestly If you’re a girl and dont wanna dress like this, then dont. Society isn’t in your room when you wake up and tell you what to wear. Society isn’t in the stores you go to to buy these clothes. Its your life so stop making excuses and make the choices you want to make rather then letting society push you into another direction. You ultimately guide your life in the direction you want it to go and girls make poor decisions and have an easy cop out by blaming society. Stop being pathetic and feeling bad about yourself and change it yourself. DIdn’t Rosa Park follow society? Did MLK? Did Jackie Robinson? No why? because they didnt give a fuck about what society thought. They knew society was wrong and decided to live their life the way they wanted. america is made up of excuses and its getting old and more importantly getting us no. “think highly of yourself for the world takes you at your own estimate”.

robert says:

what i dont understand is if girls are really doing this to express themselves why do they attack any non-attractive (in their eyes) for even catching a glance at them. My friend was slapped in the face at a recent festival by a girl completely topless girl wearing nothing but a thing for simply looking in her direction when right after that we saw her making out with three different guys (who even i would say are more attractive then my friend or I) over the course of the next set. Explain to me that logic.

Cube says:

90s era raver here…
There’s always been a meat market aspect to the scene. I’ve been to AU and I love it and love the people. So, I’m not bashing aussies based on one prude bloke hating on us yanks. We’re two countries with a similarly sized land mass and similar roots. Both are full of cowboys and beautiful women. Both have our histories of screwing aboriginals and the land for profit. We all have our crosses to bare.
That said, piss off if you don’t like what the kids here are doing and look in your own back yard.. I’d roll my eyes to see these gals… or maybe they’d pop out of my head but it’s their thing. Leave them alone. They’re having a good time.
Capitalism? Really? Its looking pretty capitalist across the globe about now. Are we even still the kings of capitalism? Brazil? China? I think we’re yesterdays news. 100 years of world domination was enough. Let us rest on our laurels for a bit, pick on someone else and get a life, mate. Pretty titties never hurt anyone.

Diana says:

You’re covered up = you’re a prude
You’re less covered = no self esteem
Almost naked = attention seeking whore
Naked = no morals
Seriously whether we are on one side of the others there’s always criticism so just get over it different strokes for different folks… Same for music …enough said…this post shows hate or jealousy… Or whatever but plain negative it’s their bodies leave em alone

Ryan says:

Yes, lets bring back hot topic pants over bikini clad women. Especially when the male/female ratio is usually 2.5:1 at these types of events. The more bros and women who look like bros, the better.

Fuck off and let these people do what they want.

lex says:

I’ve been reading all the comments and I agree with most of them, Australia-bashing aside, and while I agree the comparison of Woodstock to EDC is ridiculous…if you think there weren’t naked chicks at Woodstock you’re smoking more weed than they did. There absolutely was nudity at Woodstock and the nudity problem, while not really encountering it at a ” problem level” at.Bonaroo, All Good and countless raves and shows, isn’t really a problem for me. It gets hot as balls at these shows and if you have a body like these girls pictured do, why the hell not.

Joi says:

When guys say “I have no problem with women expressing themselves that way” lol sorry but of course you don’t mind. You’re the ones I see taking pics on your phone, grabbing these girls, making nasty comments, etc. I’m not saying all guys do this, but this is what I see almost every single time I rave. You won’t see me in any less than a tank & shorts because personally, I don’t want that kind of attention. You know what does suck though? Having to defend myself when I say that I rave because of the stereotype that’s been created which is basically drugs & half-naked girls (sorry but it’s true).. I have to agree with this guy, when people think rave they don’t even think about the music, and it’s because of this image that’s been created and it sucks! Honestly, it’s no wonder people don’t have respect for the culture, it’s been polluted by the image of a bunch of half-naked drugged up kids. This is not me slut shaming, honestly what you wear is your decision but when it starts affecting the way people look at me & makes them assume that I act or dress a certain way then yes I have to say that it’s not fair. I don’t want this to come off the wrong way so can anyone see where I’m coming from here??

ezekiel says:

why should you even care what people think of you? even if it’s not true or it’s an image you don’t fit to? honestly.

blake says:

can some one please tell me who the asian is at the bottom?
I’ve seen her before somewhere.

Dylan says:

Say what you want, not gonna change the fact that people from around the world flock to these festivals!!! See you all at eZoo

lee says:

come to tomorrow world and ill show you a good time

Olivia says:

I disagree completley with this article. Everyday men are allowed to walk around without shirts and women are not. I’m not gunna turn this jnto a gender equality thing but its true. It’s funny how men are all about the cleavage and bare skin when it’s done by a woman they are attracted to physically. Regardless, it should be a woman’s choice to wear a shirt or not. A bikini is the exact same thing as bra and underwear except only wearing the bikini is justified by society. And that’s the real problem here. Society’s morals and beliefs have filled our heads so we are forced to believe that it is wrong. But the great thing about raves is that nobody gives a shit about society’s morals your strictly there for your love of music and to be with those you love and others who share your love of music and friends. If you wanna show up naked by all means go ahead. And props to those females who can actually feel confident naked!

spon says:

I love this new generation of little sluts

zen panda says:

Well written article but not true, and a bit ridiculous to boot. Who cares if women want to wear no clothing, at a rave, at a beach, on their street. Like someone else posted, we should be a little more concerned about all the violence that propagates at bars, clubs, streets and yes even raves. We’re all adults here, so act like it. Nudity is not evil.

David says:

I haven’t read all the comments to this article so I’m sure what I’m about to say has probably already been said, but be that is it may, I still feel the need to contribute my two cents. To begin with, a majority of Americans, even youths, have quite literally no idea what a rave entails. The whole dubstep/dance/electro/house/trance genre hasn’t honestly quite been accepted here yet. You can travel all across the U.S and I can guarantee you, you won’t find a single techno radio station anywhere. The two most popular music genres in America right now is “pop” and hip-hop/rap. With the exception of California maybe, techno and other dance type music played at your typical rave really isn’t that popular, so the number of people that this article of applies to over here is an extremely small percentage. Number two: America isn’t the only country in the world to have associated erotica and raves. Sure it’s popular, and I won’t go denying the fact that America probably had a good part to play in starting this trend, but we’re not the only ones who participate in this kind of behavior at raves. Milan, London, France, the same thing is happening, so it’s really unfair to single America out as the big bad influence to the rest of the world. Thirdly, how the fuck exactly can you compare fucking Woodstock to EDC? Really? That’s like comparing bears to lions. Woodstock was a musical festival based around an entirely different music genre in an entirely different time period. And on a final note what’s wrong with nudity? They’re plenty of nude beaches, nudist communities, and internet porn around the world. Okay so these girls are going to a rave half nude, but what’s the big deal? If it’s their decision to exploit, and express, themselves like that why should you, or anyone else care. We may not have the most human freedoms in America, but we still do have a quite and a few, and it’s those girl’s choice to dress that way. I think you’ve tried to stereotype the American rave culture under one category, and like any stereotype, it doesn’t apply to everybody, 100% of the time, in every situation. Besides you’re all the way down in Australia, a couple thousand miles away from the United States, why are you so concerned about our musical interests and choices of expression? Just do your thing and we’ll do ours. Get off your damn pedestal, take a step back, and try looking at this situation through another pane of glass before you go off and assume that your opinion is the holy word of international rave culture.

Dude, your article is as hypocrite as the shit that comes out if every fucksn retard foreign asshole who makes judgement about America from the limited information he or she has. For example there are assholes who think they know American and its people based on what they see on movies, magazine, an online article, or their most recent trip. If you’ve never lived in America then the shit that comes out of your mouth is based on limited observation.

Furthermore, you can talk all the shit you want about America but the fact remains that if America takes a shit, many of you foreigners followed it up by going over smelling it and tasting it! In other words, it’s just a matter of time before a majority of your people start copying what we do here in the States. That’s where the hipocracie comes.

Why do you think there are millions of your people coming all the time to our country? Why the poor bastards save every cent to make the yearly trip? Because no matter how much shit you stuff in your mouth, you all want to be like us and have what we have. Cause at the end of the day, your country sucks in every way! Just ask the millions of your people who make the trip out here for their vacation.

Naz says:

You obviously haven’t lived outside of your own country to see it from a foreigners point of view. Coming from someone who has lived in the US but resides in Australia.. Peoples judgments on the US are not because of jealousy.. It’s because we have to deal with all the shit your government/society does. People want to move to the US because yes, it is better then a lot of other places in the world. It doesn’t mean it’s a great place. Please stop thinking you’re better then everyone else.

Ryan aka Nightcrawler says:

@ Dan A i agree with u 110% ive had this conversation wit sum ppl super long ago

Michael Brenneman says:

Have you ever been to an american rave? The last one i went to in baltimore had roughly 400 people packed into the warehouse-turned-club 90% of the girls there didnt even show midriff. the other 10% were scantily dressed, sure but thats the freedom of it. you can dress how you want. If a girl is comfortable showing her body, power to her because that takes alot of courage for a girl when most girls already think their fat no matter how skinny they are. and out of all those people, there was only one at that event that didnt wear a top. so to say “americans” stopped wearing clothes is a brash over-generalization. Maybe you should write about things in australia because you clearly dont know what you’re talking about here.

Stereotypical says:

This happens everywhere. Not just in the US. Also you act like all ravers in the US act like this, here’s a hint, they don’t. Spewing stereotypical bullshit makes you look unitelligent. Not to mention comparing Woodstock, which wasn’t a rave or anywhere near a rave, to EDC is moronic. There’s also nothing wrong with a female, or male, displaying their body if they’re comfortable with it. Drop the stereotypes and stop acting all high and mighty.

Ned says:

fuckin dj’s, too easily distracted by boobs to play good music. amateurs

Dan A says:

THIS. This right here. The American rave scene has been losing its clothes for a couple reasons: 1. Raves are hot (in temperature) 2. Expressing freedom has always been ingrained in the rave scene. If girls want to wear a tank top and UFOs, that’s fine, if they want to wear pasties and booty shorts, that’s fine too, they have the freedom to dress as they want because they don’t have that freedom many other places. I mean, so what, they have tits, SO DOES EVERY OTHER GIRL ON THE PLANET. If they want to show them, that’s up to them. I don’t know how it works over there in Australia, but in America, we like to think we are allowed certain freedoms when we can.

Also, the current “rave fashion” is only popular because it was the fashion of the UNDERGROUND rave scene when the American mainstreamization of EDM happened. If it had been popular to wear capri’s and neon-colored vests when all this went down a couple years ago, I’m sure that would have taken the fashion trend.

I mean shit, you think you are THE FIRST ONE to put out an argument like this, Sammy Attwood? I have been having this discussion for at least 2-3 years now, where the hell have you been?

dLivewire says:

lol. while this article is funny…. the author obviously has never gone to a Rave in Europa! …. Nude Raving is nothing new and has been huge in parts of the EU since the early 90s…

Wookie2k says:

Its called Freedom. We have freedom in America. Freedom to do what we want as long as it doesn’t infringe on someone else’s rights.

Ryan aka Nightcrawler says:

well put but lets not bash him for having a opinion thats not the way we do it. Lets not diminish our peaceful ways to feed into stupidity

AJ Bird says:

How many U.S. raves have you actually been to? I imagine not too many if any at all. Scantly clad females (and males too. Why no complaints there, hmm?) abound, but complete nudity isn’t as widespread as your piece here seems to suggest. Further, your piece hints at a sort of anal retentive attitude that is rather anti-rave culture, which is more about freedom than abiding by certain social norms or ideals — YOUR ideals. How sad.

Please slut shame more, oh man it’s ~so~ your business what people choose to wear. Men can be topless at raves or basically anywhere and it’s not a big fucking deal, but because of the over-sexualizing of female bodies we can’t? Yeah, no. Anyone can be naked and still “classy”, and even if they want to be trashy it’s their own deal. What someone does with their physical vessel for this lifetime is their own deal, please get off your high horse. As for the woodstock vs EDC thing…most people at EDC were probably not used to how fucking hot it was in Vegas. Sorry/not sorry to inconvenience you with my half naked body, but I’ll dance however I want to, wearing whatever I want to and that’s that. I really don’t get why you are so above getting a little undressed to cool down. The human body is not offensive, sexual nature is not offensive. Some people are so conditioned by society. How sad.

Emilio says:

America is trash.

ezekiel says:

and you’re native country is a country of over grown sea slugs. Get over it.

ezekiel says:

your* (derp)

sarah says:

I hate this article… Being someone who is super into electronic music I think you have a completely wrong misunderstanding. Yeah some girls like to go so they can dress like that and get attention. But at the same time, the lights and bass is what make some of these outfits rock. Where else can you go where you can be half naked and free doing whatever you want without giving a fuck how you look or what you do? Half of the experience of raves these days is getting excited making your outfit and seeing other peoples and just how exotic can you get it.. Its not like electronic music is just some same ol same ol band, it has changed the face of music and along with that comes the changes on how we like to feel when hearing that music

Nina says:

It’s very sad to me that humans have to be so full of hatred. Just because you don’t understand something, doesn’t mean you should make assumtions. I am not offended by your ignorance, just want to voice my opinion on your the harsh jjudgemens by you. I’ve warn pasties for the past 4 or 5 events that I have been to. But I am not a little attention seeking girl. I am a woman with respect for my own body. I wear pasties because it is the most freeing feeling. I can be close to naked surrounded by loving people that don’t judge me. I have the most amazing man in my life, that’s all the attention I need. Hopefully you can realize that you are being stereotypical and judgemental about something you clearly know very little about.

Ryan aka Nightcrawler says:

@usa girl u live in ny?

USA Girl says:

hey Sammy- how about you stay away from U.S raves and stop complaining?
We all cant be like Australians- it’d be boring of we were all the same.

take notice world!

Lovers > Haters says:

I laughed at the first paragraph, but the rest is just a sad rant from a lonely hipster selfishly proclaiming his ideals over the “come as you are” mentality behind the Electronic Dance community. Quit whining and try to appreciate the awesomeness. Also, the term EDM has been used long before you stepped onto the scene.

USA Girl says:

well put!
I remember doing raves over 15 years ago back in NY

Arcid says:

That asian female is Amy Fay. That was taken outside of Cafe Lu. It is not rave related at all.

MuricaBaconDoughnuts says:

None of you know enough about the EDM rave scene to talk shit. The fact that you are complaining about these women wearing minimal clothing is actually kind of sexist. You see European males wearing speedos to beaches. These women are equally as slutty as the males that wear no clothing so don’t separate them. Let these people do what they want. You don’t control their lives in any way and they don’t control yours. I love the EDM scene because everyone is very accepting, happy, and kind. Everyone is their to have a good time so leave them alone.

Ryan aka Nightcrawler says:

Ive been in the rave community for about 6 years i have watched it evolve out here in America. ive been to plenty events and festivals and to be completely honest i see nothing wrong with women dressing how the feel they would like to express themselves. the Rave culture is meant for free expression of yourself, enjoying the music, and being in an accepting community of people who all have the same interest in music and being peaceful, and respectful of the fellow festival goer. you judging how American raves are is you deviating from the point Plur. Everyone is entitled to thier opinion and you voiced yours. One thing i can agree with is the commercialization of the rave culture. i defiantly enjoyed it more when everyone n their mom wasnt doing it but just shows that more and more people are catching on to peaceful and fun events. I just would like it if they are planning to attend they learn a lil bit more of wat raving is really all about. I love u guys down under so dont take it the wrong way but you have to understand that everywhere is different

DJ says:

ALSO how can you compare the generation of woodstock in 1969 over 30 years ago to todays electronic culture!? yes there’s an evolution from that and a connection but its apples and oranges! im sure there was some past their prime critic mentioning that the woodstocks out of control pot smoking bra-less youngsters were far off from the social gatherings of 1935! lol

DJ says:

its as simple as if you dont like it then dont go, or just mind your own business! the philosophy of raves are to enjoy yourself and feel welcome no matter who you are, what you look like, or what you are or AREN’T wearing! and if all you take away from any rave is how someone ELSE is dressed then maybe going to raves isnt for you. just because a girl dresses revealing or wears pasties….or lets it all hang out doesnt make her a slut and its REALLY not even degrading! But maybe thats just a generation thing…. most of these girls and ravers in general are normal every day people during the week and this is an outlet to express themselves HOWEVER they see fit! if dressing like that makes them feel good about themselves its not on YOU to write an article to tell them otherwise.

Gabriel Kemikal says:

You seem to be confusing the mass club culture of music and festivals with what we here in the states consider to be the rave scene; they are two different entities that have a similar taste in music. The real raves aren’t the ones that you read about anywhere, you hear about them. If you see it in the newspaper or from a media outlet, then I can promise you that it isn’t a rave; hell even your own DJ’s such as Ravine and S3RL say that we here in the states have the best rave scene. Here’s a link to a video where DJ Ravine says that a party thrown by my crew is his favorite to play at.

So before you say that we have done harm to the scene, please make sure that you are actually aware of and talking about our rave scene, not our club culture that is mass marketed to the dumbasses who think that dance music is nothing more than Levels or Cinema.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooxdIgAFMbI

zach says:

Honestly, i am a “raver”, i dnt even call them raves.. they are shows.. and festivals… times have evolved, like it or not, an artical on trying to make Australia or Australians rave scene seem better than americans isnt for the least bit going to change anything. maybe this is how people felt when it was acceptable for women to show their ankles in public lol. if your good looking, comfortable in your own skin, i dont care, and many others dont either. sure it is “taboo” but in todays society everyone wants to push the envelope.. and you dont typically see girls in paisties at a normal show, but you see a few at festivals. (btw, there is a difference in a show and a festival, festivals are a multi day event, and all day, a show is maybe 4 to 5 hours at night.) you make it seem like girls at shows just walk around rolling balls (granted it does happen, but it also happens where you are) naked trying to hump the nearest hand rail. no, most of them are very nice, and are there to party, listen to good music and have fun, just like you or anyone else, just a little less clothed than others. the fact you bring up social media and the thirst for attention did make me laugh, because it is true, but i see it as, them posting their good times and they happen to get alot of likes, from the male gender. sex appeals people, we are human, and we have a natural instinct to reproduce. like i said, time has put a change on lifestyles and the way people think. making taboo things less and less “taboo”. society is moving on buddy, you can either live life in your nut shell, or just let go, hop on board with some good vibes and have some fun. dont be so suburban ;) keep it PLUR from yours truly- ‘MERICA! fuck yeah! instagram: @plurhawk.

efren garbos says:

EDC is like 110 degrees during this Event! Las Vegas is Extremely hot! and Australia is just mad because the funnest city in the word is in America <3 Stop being a hippy ass hater with your woodstock crap. Raves in America are blowing away all the competition, Ive been to stereosonic in melborne and victoria for the Last 3 years. EDC LAS VEGAS 2013 made Stereosonic look like a highschool dance. HATE HATE HATE, Merica shitting on you

Helen says:

I totally agree with Natacha. Women and their tendencies are part of a broader RAVE CULTURE – let loose and be free. Maybe women just WANT to show some skin – is that inherently bad? It’s not NECESSARILY out of insecurity/”HUNGER FOR ATTENTION.” We were all naked at the beginning of time – this was our innate condition. People like being naked. There are PLENTY of STRONG/CONFIDENT/SELF-ASSURED women who ENJOY showing off their bodies and letting loose. This is the most sexist thing I have read in a long time – pretty SAD that something like this is circulating ignorantly in the web-sphere.

Natacha says:

Calm your Puritan tits; there is nothing inherently wrong with the female body. Nor is their anything wrong with the act of reproduction. Your conception of objectification is based on the same misogyny that accepts bare torsos of men but rejects those of women. Take your sexist rants elsewhere and let non-violent humans be free, please.

bes says:

Ditto. The problem is NOT freedom to show your body, it’s that it exists in a society where there is still so much shame surrounding the female body. So, where are women allowed to be naked and NOT be considered attention whores? Bedrooms only? The porn you watch? Bikini ads? God damn. If men can go around virtually topless/naked, so can women. The objectification that comes with it when you see it is YOUR problem.

Natacha says:

Calm your Puritan tits; there is nothing inherently wrong with the female body. Nor is their anything wrong with the act of reproduction. Your conception of objectification is based on the same mysogyny that accepts bare torsos of men but rejects those of women. Take your sexist rants elsewhere and let non-violent humans be free, please.

this is the best thing I have ever read
agree with everything senor.

Dan says:

I’ve been to EDC and TAO in California (2010, 2011). I saw heaps of female nudity at EDC because it was a summer festival. It actually blew my mind, you could actually talk to these bimbos. They were the biggest attention seekers but didn’t even think they were too hot although some of them definitely were. At TAO it was freezing cold (new years eve) yet there were still a few of these creative nudies running around. I wonder what gets them to dress like that in 5 degree temperatures or in mass public. Interesting article. No one ever believed me.

pain says:

Do enough drugs and no mater how cold it is, your gonna want to take if of too. Lol.

tgmn says:

nailed it.
lets not forget that dance music, and to a huge extent, rave culture STARTED in america – detroit, chicago, new york, late 80s-early2000’s. The problem is not America, it’s america today. just ask Juan Atkins, Anthony Shakir, or even Derrick May.
you still nailed it though.

Mike Hebert says:

The actual percentage of Americas youth attending these raves on a regular basis (AKA the girls wearing nothing) is not as big as you would think. A higher majority dont like it. Secondly, the girls that do, do it, as well as the guys that are attending, do what they do bc they are having fun (No matter how controversial some assholes, like yourself, find it). Seriously tired of hearing how the rest of the world hates us on every tiny move/trend that is made. I might as well talk shit on yalls nude beaches taking the value out of enjoying a beautiful beach scene. But none of us do bc we do not give a flying fuck. So on behalf of us: fuck yall, talk all the shit your little heart desires and we’ll keep on keeping on with our lives

kirby says:

shut the fuck up dude its a fucking disgrace.
if you think this isnt anything you’re a fucking idiot mate.

yall yall yall yall yall yall yall yall

deimos says:

Mate made mate mate

Brady says:

We really dont have many nudist beaches over here, with all the yall’s you sound like a retard. id be careful commenting on an article like this when you talk like that

Benjamin says:

There is nothing wrong with y’all. It’s a contraction of two words that are grammatically correct when used separately. Not only that, but language is always evolving, and really has no interest in whether or not you like the direction it’s headed. Provided the parties using it are able to understand one another (and some basic grammatical rules are followed), then who the fuck cares! Furthermore, you speak a similar but DIFFERENT dialect of English; what’s denounced over there, may be a perfectly acceptable idiom elsewhere.

So why don’t you worry more about making productive comments and criticisms instead of dishing out prejudice insults to those that are trying to do so.

As for my comments on the article.. You’re welcome to your own opinions on American culture, but like Mike Hebert said, this rave subculture is not representative of all of us over here. Also, to use the original Woodstock as a base for measuring America’s perversion of the rave scene isn’t very fair; raves cater to a completely different person than music festivals, let alone one that happened almost 50 years ago. There are still plenty of festivals over here that have stayed true to the original Woodstock vibe.

zach says:

FUCK YEAH! MERICA’!!!

Emilio says:

Wooo, he mad y’all. LMAO.

Ike Ashley says:

Here, try this. Leave the USA for a year and come back, then see how stupid America has become. We seriously suck the fun out of everything by searching for profit. There is absolutely no reason as to why young girls need to be naked at raves/fests. PLUR isn’t what it means anymore, its really sad. Mark my words, rave/festival culture will die out again probably adding rapes (since the USA isn’t EVEN CLOSE to being ready to combat the concept of rape) to the bill of PERCEIVED vices that are associated with rave culture. I’m all for having fun and I’ve been raving for as long as I can remember but these are kids who barely know what the FUCK they’re doing.

deimos says:

You’re right. No ones been raped yet here in America. We have no idea what it is. Please explain what this is to me. Hurrr.

Josh says:

This might just be my new favourite article, so true. Also I love the reference to the USA’s “grubby little mitts” hahahahahahahahahaha. Awesome!

G says:

This is why I hate being a female.

Renee says:

Amen

Michael Savant says:

If you were a female in many other countries you would have no issue with the exposure of skin, you are a product of your environment. Maybe people like you should be less offended by skin and more offended by the brazen violence in the media and entertainment industry. If a girl wants to show her body off at an event, be it because she is proud or for attention, its no business of yours. Have you seen the movement in NYC for women to be able to bear their breasts in public? I bet you have no issue with that because the women are in their 40s, stopped shaving their armpits in the 70s, and dont pose a threat to you due to being attractive enough to draw your undersexed, bored with missionary style husband or boyfriend off of your arm like a bee to honey. Try acceptance and keeping your eyes in places less offensive, this does not infringe on any of your rights so either grow a dick, and enjoy the female body (you did say you hated being female), or learn to look the other way because the irony in all of this is the fact that you are the female other females actually hate.

Cameron says:

I love 2 things about raves the music and the lack of judgement, if you have no dance skills and want to go ape no judgement, if you want to show up in what your birthday suit no judgement. I think the real problem is the hipsters and rave “highclass” who study the shit out of artists and especially try to find new ones, not in the quest for new inspiration, no merely to look down on those who just love to dance and live out loud every so often. so you know what i say to those of you who look down there nose at these people FUCK OFF you FUCKING BUZZKILLS

Earl says:

where are these raves and can someone invite me to one?

steve aka ( DJ Dark Ekho ) says:

u live in Oregon USA?

Pernicious says:

…get a sex change then.