Meetup for Electronic Dance Music Fans

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A place for fans of Electronic Dance Music to meetup and discuss their favorite songs, artists, and events.


Electronic Dance Music, or EDM, has been around for decades and has evolved into a very popular genre of music. It’s often played at clubs and festivals, and there are now many dedicated EDM meetups around the world where fans can enjoy the music and meet like-minded people. So, if you’re a fan of EDM, why not check out a meetup in your area?

What is electronic dance music?

Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for clubs, raves and festivals. EDM is generally produced for playback by DJs who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix, by segueing from one recording to another.

These recordings are usually made to be played in nightclubs, bars, festival tents, and theaters. The popularity of EDM was influenced by the disco and house music cultures of the 1970s and 1980s. Various EDM genres have evolved over the past 30 years, for example; techno, trance, drum and bass etc.

What are the different genres of electronic dance music?

There are many different genres of electronic dance music, each with its own distinct style and sound. Some of the most popular genres include trance, techno, house, Drum & Bass, and dubstep. While there may be some overlap between genres, each one has its own unique elements that make it distinct from the others.

The Benefits of Going to EDM Events

It’s a great way to meet new people

Whether you’re new to the scene or a veteran raver, making friends at EDM events is one of the best perks of going out. It’s easy to bond with people over your shared love of music, and you never know who you’ll meet. You might end up meeting your new best friend, or even your future spouse!

You can discover new music

Listening to music is one thing, but experiencing it in a live setting is a whole other level of excitement. When you go to EDM events, you’ll have the chance to hear new artists that you may have never come across before. Oftentimes, local DJs will be given a chance to perform at these events, so you can support up-and-coming talent in your city. You may even discover your new favorite artist!

It’s a great way to get exercise

It’s a great way to get exercise: One of the best things about going to EDM events is that it’s a great way to get some exercise. You’ll be up and moving around for hours, dancing your heart out. And, if you’re at a large festival, you’ll likely be doing a lot of walking as well. So, if you’re looking for a way to get some extra activity in your life, this is definitely one way to do it.

It can be a great social activity: If you’re shy or introverted, it can be tough to meet new people and make friends. But, going to EDM events can help with that. It’s a great way to meet new people who share your interest in electronic dance music. You can bond over your love of the music and maybe even make some new friends.

You’ll hear some great music: This one is pretty obvious. but it’s worth mentioning nonetheless. When you go to an EDM event, you’ll get to hear some amazing music that you probably wouldn’t have otherwise had the chance to listen to. So, if you’re a fan of electronic dance music, this is definitely something that you’ll want to check out.

The Different Types of EDM Events

There are different types of electronic dance music events. Some of them are raves, festivals, and concerts. Raves are usually held in nightclubs, warehouses, or other large spaces. Festivals are usually all-day or multi-day events that take place outdoors. Concerts are usually held in auditoriums, arenas, or stadiums.


Festivals are one of the most popular types of EDM events. They usually take place over a weekend and feature multiple stages with different DJs and electronic music genres. Some festivals also have camping facilities, which allow attendees to stay on-site for the duration of the event.

Popular EDM festivals include Tomorrowland in Belgium, Ultra Music Festival in Miami, and Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. These events typically attract tens of thousands of people from all over the world.

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Raves are another popular type of EDM event. They usually take place in warehouses or other large indoor venues, and often go late into the night or even until dawn. Like festivals, raves typically feature multiple stages with different DJs and electronic music genres.

Raves are often organized by small groups or clubs, and they usually have a more intimate atmosphere than festivals. Popular raves include Digital Dreams in Toronto and Mayday in Germany.

Club nights

Club nights are the bread and butter of the EDM fan’s social calendar. They usually happen on Friday and Saturday nights, and typically feature one or more DJs playing a mix of electronic dance music genres in a nightclub or similar venue. Some club nights are themed, and may feature a particular genre or style of EDM, while others simply showcase a variety of music. Many club nights also offer other attractions such as dancers, acrobats, and visual effects.

Club nights are a great way to experience EDM in a social setting, and to hear a variety of music from different DJs. They can be a lot of fun, but they can also be quite crowded and noisy, so it’s important to be prepared for that before you go.

Open-air concerts

Open-air concerts are perhaps the most quintessential type of EDM event. These are the types of events that are typically held in large fields or other outdoor venues, and feature multiple stages with different DJs playing at the same time. Some of the most popular open-air festivals include Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, and Electric Zoo.

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Arena shows are EDM events that are held in large indoor venues, such as stadiums or convention centers. These events usually feature a single stage with a rotating lineup of different DJs throughout the night. Some of the most popular arena shows include Electric Daisy Carnival and Creamfields.

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Club nights are EDM events that are held at nightclubs or smaller music venues. These events usually feature a single stage with a rotating lineup of different DJs throughout the night. Some of the most popular club nights include Fabric (London), Berghain (Berlin), and Output (New York City).

How to Prepare for an EDM Event

If you’re an electronic dance music fan, you might be wondering how to prepare for an EDM event. The first thing you’ll need to do is decide what kind of event you want to go to. There are huge raves, festivals, and smaller club nights. Once you’ve decided on the type of event, you’ll need to get your tickets. You can usually buy them online or at the door.

What to wear

One of the best things about going to an EDM event is that you can express yourself through your outfit. There are no rules when it comes to what to wear to an EDM concert, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

First and foremost, you want to be comfortable. You’ll be dancing all night, so make sure you’re wearing something that won’t restrict your movement. Second, consider the weather. If it’s hot outside, you might want to wear shorts or a tank top. If it’s cold, layer up with a coat or a hoodie. Third, think about what will make you stand out in a crowd. Neon colors are always a good bet, but artistic face paint or a funky wig can also help you stand out from the crowd.

Most importantly, have fun with your outfit and let your personality shine through!

What to bring

This is a very important question, and one that is often overlooked. You want to make sure you have everything you need, but you don’t want to overpack and end up lugging around a heavy bag all night. Here is a list of essential items to bring with you to an EDM event:

-Earplugs: These will help protect your ears from the loud music.
-A phone charger: You will probably be taking a lot of pictures and videos, and you don’t want your phone to die in the middle of the night.
-Snacks and water: You will want to stay hydrated and nourished throughout the night.
-Comfortable shoes: You will be dancing for hours, so make sure you have shoes that won’t give you blisters.
-A positive attitude: This is the most important thing! EDM events are all about having fun and letting loose.

What to expect

An EDM event can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to be prepared. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

· Make sure you have a valid ID and that it’s with you at all times. Most clubs will not let you in without one.

· Dress code is often enforced at EDM events, so be sure to check before you go. Generally, casual dress is fine, but some clubs may not allow sneakers or hats.

· Be prepared to dance! EDM events are all about dancing and having a good time, so make sure you’re comfortable with your footwear and that you have enough space in your bag for any necessary items (e.g., phone, wallet, etc.).

· Have cash on hand. While some clubs may accept credit cards, it’s always best to have cash just in case. Most importantly, make sure you have enough money for cover charges and drinks.

· Last but not least, be respectful of the venue and fellow attendees. This includes things like not smoking inside the club or throwing trash on the ground.


We hope you enjoyed this look into the world of electronic dance music fan meetups! If you’re interested in attending one of these fun events, be sure to check out the list of meetups happening in your area. Who knows, you might even make some new friends who share your love of EDM.

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