The Best L.A. Raves This Halloween
This Halloween, who wants to dress like a trick and eat a "treat"? Haha, j/k, but seriously if you want to hit a scary electronic dance music party in the coming weeks, check out our guide, below.
And then keep reading for our 'Which Rave Attire Suits Your Personality' quiz!
Correction: Hard's Day of the Dead party originally had an incorrect date. Its correct date is Saturday, November 3
Saturday, October 27
Monster Massive Promoter: Go Ventures. Location: Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles. Lineup: Louie Vega, Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Sandro Silva, RL Grime, Flinch, Junior Sanchez, David Heartbreak + Special Sol Selecta Guest, DJ Reza, DJ Swedish Egil, Carlo Astuti and more. 18+. GA: $50/$60/$75. VIP: $125/$150. http://www.monstermassive.com
Escape From Wonderland Promoter: Insomniac. Location: 689 South "E" Street, San Bernardino. Lineup: Calvin Harris, Martin Solveig, Noisia, Fake Blood, Steve Angello, Netsky, High Contrast, and more. http://escapefromwonderland.com/
Sunday, October 28
Miike Snow Promoter: Hard Events. Location: Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles. Lineup: Miike Snow, Niki and the Dove. http://hardfest.com
Wednesday, October 31
Halloween 2012 Promoter: I Am Animal. "An interactive theatrical dance party." Location: Vortex, 2341 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles. Lineup: John Kelley, Brian Seed, Ben Annand, Trevor Wyse & Travis Wyse. Human Petting Zoo. All ages. 21+ w/ID to drink. 8PM-2AM. Theatrical performances. Costume contest. Non-profit. All proceeds go to NextAid & TWAF. $20. 310.853.3075 http://www.kicktickets.com/los-angeles/1039/2012/10/31/i-am-animal-vortex
HDN Halloween Promoter: Hard Dance Nation. Location: Joseph's of Hollywood, 1775 Ivar Ave, Hollywood. Lineup: Lady Faith, Ghostkick feat. Dezmond Meeks, Darksiderz, Bogusdank, Skruffeh. 18+/21+ to drink. 9PM-2AM. http://www.facebook.com/events/154774741330942
Saturday, November 3
Hard Day of the Dead Promoter: Hard Events. Location: L.A. State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring Street, Los Angeles. Lineup: Justice (live), Knife Party, Major Lazer, Zeds Dead, Diplo, Tommy Trash, Jack Beats, Kill the Noise, Dillon Francis, Crookers, Maya Jane Coles, Brodinski b2b Gesaffelstein, Araabmuzik, Zane Lowe, Destructo, Nadastrom, Soul Clap, Para One, Foreign Beggars, Bro Safari, Clockwork, Baauer, Uz, Heidi, Tittsworth, JWLS, J.Phlip, Sabo. $75. http://hardfest.com
Friday, November 9
Big Bass Allstar Variety Show Promoter: The Good Vibe. Location: King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles. Lineup: Love & Light, Fort Knox 5 (DJ Set), Pumpkin, Black 22s, Acoustic Minds. 9:30PM-3AM. http://www.facebook.com/events/231252763671193/
Saturday, November 10
Sonar on Tour Location: Shrine Expo Hall, 700 W 32nd St, Los Angeles. Lineup: Die Antwoord, Azari & III, Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tiga, Gesaffelstein, Nic Fanciulli. 8PM-2AM. http://www.axs.com/events/944/sonar
Wolfgang Gartner Promoter: Hard Events. Location: The Palladium, 6215 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles. Lineup: Wolfgang Gartner, Proxy, Popeska, more TBA. 18+. http://hardfest.com
Now, what to wear? Below, peep our quiz below!
Which Rave Attire Suits Your Personality?
How much attention are you seeking?
A. None. I just want to fit in. Actually, I don't care if I fit in. Screw ravers
B. I'd like to turn a few heads
c. A fan club would be nice. I need more twitter followers
D. Everyone better be looking at me
How do you feel about rainbow colors?
A. No way.
B. They remind me of Skittles
C. I'd rather stick to one color
D. I'll wear them as long as they're neon
Do you own fishnets?
A. No. Fishnets are for '80s hookers
B. I prefer rainbow or striped stockings
C. Yes, one or two pairs
D. Only in every color
What is your current hair color?
A. Black or brown
B. Pink and/or blue and/or purple
C. Blonde or red
D. I forget
Do you have any shame?
A. Yes, lots. I'd rather not talk about it
B. A little bit
C. Sure, but I'm willing to let loose
D. I lost my last job due because of these photos
Keep reading for the results
Jaded Raver: In the words of Peter Venkman, "You're probably feeling what Vigo's feeling: 'Carpathian Kitten Loss'." You're either tired of the scene or you don't have the balls to dress the part. At least wear a pair of UFO pants or a music-activated LED shirt, would you?! If you show up in street clothes, people might assume you're a hipster; and that's way worse than being mistaken for a raver. Hide your disdain for fellow man with a behind-a-skull mask.
CandyKid: Load on the rainbow colors! You'll fit right in wearing wings and a tutu. Guys can opt for the mini backpack, to avoid feeling like a fairy, unless you want to feel like a fairy, which is totes cool. Load up on beaded bracelets and sport your favorite pair of rainbow knee socks. Remember: the more you glow in the dark, the more heads you'll turn!
Club Kid: Time to get Furry! A sexy, ferocious beast like yourself should be wearing a furry costume to match that feisty personality of yours. Wear a monster costume or furry hoodie with leg warmers to flaunt your most attractive assets: your appendages. You'll be the sexiest coyote/dragon/unicorn there! *Insert sexy unicorn noise here*.
Rainbow Cyber Goth: Did you parents neglect you as a child? We suggest you invest in a hot pink gas mask; a rainbow dreadlocks wig; some colorful elbow-length gloves; face paint and/or crazy eye makeup; fishnets for girls / mesh for guys; and some furry leg warmers. The heavier you load yourself with accessories, the more people will stare (in attempt to determine your gender). Just be sure to stay hydrated. That ginormous headpiece might wear you out faster than you anticipated.
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