5 Reasons EDM Shows Are Better Than Rock Concerts


2. No one yells out their requests, sincere or ironic.
If you go to a show, there's a good chance there's one song in particular you really want to hear. I assume because you're reading this you're awesome, which means you're not one of those people who endlessly screams that request at the band until they play it. You also never ask for "Freebird" either, right?

I've never heard anyone at a real EDM show yell out requests. No one yells out for the big single. No one jokingly yells for "Levels." Everyone lets the DJ do his or her job, and we're all better for it. [Right, OG Bobby Trill? -- ed.]


1. The people at EDM shows are really friendly.
"Peace, love, unity and respect" is totally cheesy, and yet I understand why so many dance fans take it to heart. I'd say roughly 93 percent of the people at these shows are super-friendly and welcoming; the rest are either reviewing the show or getting in to trouble because they can't hold their alcohol.

At most rock shows, it seems that everyone is spending their time listening to the music and silently cursing the people who are ruining the show for them. At most EDM shows people just want to give each other high fives and make sure everyone is having a good time. Totally cheesy? Perhaps, but extremely charming.





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11 comments
deeeh
deeeh

that event doesn't look like it's in houston. was it?

the edm show's i'v ebeen to here don't look that tidy.

oh, the link in the comment below me is 100% spam.

merkurkay
merkurkay

These events are for doped up little girls and perverts that can't relate to women that aren't stoned.  Just look at 'em.

H_e_x
H_e_x

People do make requests. It's damn annoying.

julianbajsel
julianbajsel

I always thought the best thing EDM shows had going for them was consistency in sound quality, since most of it is pre-recorded.

aussieaggie
aussieaggie

First Point: I don't think you can count past 5 judging from every article you've written.

Second Point: It's standard practice to un-abbreviate your acronyms at least once.

Third Point: It is most certainly not better if you hate Electronic Dance Music (your welcome).

kplo
kplo moderator communitymanager

@deeeh Got the spam. Many thanks. (I don't know the answer to your other question regretfully.)

CoryGarcia
CoryGarcia

@H_e_x Perhaps I just haven't come across this in action. Most of the time "name" DJs come to town they're separated enough from the crowd that no one can walk up to them to yell requests.

H_e_x
H_e_x

@julianbajsel AH, the megamix. I think it's even easier to use megamixes now because people no longer need to press a vinyl with the mix, they can just have it loaded on their laptop.

CoryGarcia
CoryGarcia

@aussieaggie First Point: Not true. One time I wrote a blog with 11 entries, but that was part of the gimmick.

Second Point: A fair point, but the first time someone says "must you go out of your way to explain what EDM stands for every article?" I'm pointing them to you.

Third Point: My welcome?

julianbajsel
julianbajsel

@kplo That looks like the inside of Stereo Live, dressed up for DayGlo paint party.

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