Besides amber, I have no idea who these girls are or where they’re from. We just knew we had to introduce ourselves & tell them how cute they looked. I remember them telling me Escape was their first rave ever, & how much fun they were having. We continued to chat about escape, insomniac, Pasquale, costumes, and Plur. Amber and I traded them their first kandi. These girls were incredibly sweet, beautiful, and full of light. #WhyIRave is something so much more than the outfits, the djs, the venue, any of that. I rave because for a moment, under the bright lights, in that hot crowd, we are one. In a world that we divide ourselves by our differences, we are united by edm, and with that, Plur comes into effect. Raving has forever made its imprint on me. I look at everyone both under the #electricsky and the normal one as equals. Giving everyone a chance to be nice and well…. Plur. @pasqualerotella has created a world for us out of his love for the scene for us to dance, laugh, and most importantly L❤VE. We “escape” to a place we all consider “home”. These events help to pull us through hard times & give us a “light at the end of the tunnel”. The #latimes has painted our awesome rave scene with such an unflattering color. Simply because they are judging what they don’t understand. Yes the drugs are there, people don’t know their limit & act recklessly. But that’s life, & that’s everywhere. By Pasquale giving us a safe place to come, rave & enjoy the simplest things in life. He is in turn giving us a place to truly & freely live. The people I have met, the friendships that have been born are most definitely genuine. My extended rave family grows more and more each time. When I was hospitalized, so many of my rave fam reached out to send kind words and offer comfort. And it warmed my heart. How could these people whom I’ve met once or twice, or some that I’ve only spoken to a couple times on instagram have so much love & support for me? That my friends, is plur and the main reason that I love this scene. So la times why don’t you open your mind, and Minot let the actions of few represent the scene as a whole. Do not judge what you do not understand.