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Whether it’s the robotic aggression of American dubstep or the pulsing beat of European house music, electronic dance music, or EDM, is growing fast in terms of popularity. As these sounds begin to take hold of the charts and the airwaves, more EDM artists find themselves out of the studios and into the clubs, playing to dance-happy fans across the country.
For those new to the scene, an EDM show can be an overwhelming experience. While it shares many similarities to a traditional concert there are differences that make it totally unique in the world of live entertainment. Before you head out for your first night of dancing and glowsticks, here are a few things to keep in mind.
1. All The Bass You Can Handle – We all know that concerts are loud, but even concert veterans find themselves unprepared for the amount of bass they encounter at their first EDM show. The bass doesn’t just work over your ears – it hits your entire body. You can feel the vibrations deep in your chest and moving through you. Don’t be afraid to bring a pair of earplugs with you; you may not need them, but it’s better than having to use a piece of paper towel if you do.
2. Visual Stimulation – While many rock and hip-hop artists have complex stage shows, it is the performer that always remains the star of the production. A DJ is a star of a different kind, aware that someone hunched over computers and turntables isn’t always captivating. In an effort to make these performances more dynamic they implement a collection of videos, lasers, flashing lights, and fog machines. If you’re sensitive to rapid visual stimulation, be careful; these shows can be overwhelming to the eye.
3. The Heat – These shows can get ridiculously hot. When you get a large group of people together in a tight space dancing for hours at a time, everyone builds up a sweat. Even with air conditioners running full tilt venues have a hard time keeping the temperature comfortable. When you’re getting ready for the show make sure to pick an outfit that will keep you comfortable and cool. Take a break from dancing if you start to feel weak. The smartest choice you can make is to stay hydrated; some well-timed water breaks will keep you on your feet longer than even the best pair of shoes.
Now that you know what to expect, here's one last thing to keep in mind: don't be afraid to dance. You might think you have two left feet, but when the lights start flashing, it doesn't matter how you move. Celebrate the music and the movement, just like everyone else.