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Your Guide for a Virtual Rave

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With almost every major music festival canceled or rescheduled in 2020, the coronavirus has driven the festival season to a halt. Festival goers around the world have had to change their plans and adjust to the new norm of raving from home.

Fortunately for us, the EDM community and some of the world's biggest DJs have come together to host virtual live streams providing us with the sets we have longed for, except now from the comfort of our homes.

We had the opportunity to catch up with Carissa AKA the “Stream Queen” who is an avid festival goer and completely fell in love with raving 6 years ago when she attended Das Energi Festival in Salt Lake City. We asked her several questions about what her experience has been like transitioning from in-person raves to live streams and she was kind enough to share several helpful tips on how to maximize the experience!

What would you say has been the top virtual experience so far?

 “Tomorrowland’s Around the World Virtual Festival blew everything out of the water. It was the only live stream so far where they actually charged money and that got you access to their online platform and interactive world. They had 8 different stages on an island and you would have to click each stage to see the artists playing. Having gone to Tomorrowland twice in person, I can say that it actually felt like you were there. They even had set time conflicts that gave you that real festival feel. They created a crowd and added in sound effects which I thought I wouldn’t like initially but it added to the experience. Overall, it just felt real and all the DJs took it seriously playing full-on festival sets and dropping new unreleased songs.”

What Have DJs done that have stood out?

“The one that comes to mind is David Guetta and the set he played at Tomorrowland’s virtual event because he showed a completely different side to his music. I think when DJs step out of their comfort zone and don’t just play their normal type of set it really helps them stand out. This is a perfect environment to do that.”

What are some tips on how to make the most out of a Virtual Event?

  1. “Bring the Magic to you! Decorate your house to make it feel like you are there. Little things that you can get from amazon like adding flowers, flags, and bubbles can go a long way.
  2. Putting LED string lights around the house to give you that Festival feel.
  3. If you have speakers, hook them up to the TV! Sound quality can definitely improve the experience.
  4. Dress up like you are going to the festival to get the full rave experience!
  5. Last but not least, having a small group of your friends over to enjoy the experience together."

Even though we are all missing the in-person experience a festival would give us, we can still do our best to have fun and bring the same type of energy a rave would give us to our home. We wanted to give a special thanks to Carissa to help us do just that by sharing her advice and tips to make the most of our situation. You can find Carissa on IG @streamqueen_xo or check out the events she is promoting as a brand manager with @pollen.

Sending you all good vibes and great health. #livevaravasa

This blog was written and sponsored by VARAVASA.

Your Guide for a Virtual Rave

VARAVASA

With almost every major music festival canceled or rescheduled in 2020, the coronavirus has driven the festival season to a halt. Festival goers around the world have had to change their plans and adjust to the new norm of raving from home.

Fortunately for us, the EDM community and some of the world's biggest DJs have come together to host virtual live streams providing us with the sets we have longed for, except now from the comfort of our homes.

We had the opportunity to catch up with Carissa AKA the “Stream Queen” who is an avid festival goer and completely fell in love with raving 6 years ago when she attended Das Energi Festival in Salt Lake City. We asked her several questions about what her experience has been like transitioning from in-person raves to live streams and she was kind enough to share several helpful tips on how to maximize the experience!

What would you say has been the top virtual experience so far?

 “Tomorrowland’s Around the World Virtual Festival blew everything out of the water. It was the only live stream so far where they actually charged money and that got you access to their online platform and interactive world. They had 8 different stages on an island and you would have to click each stage to see the artists playing. Having gone to Tomorrowland twice in person, I can say that it actually felt like you were there. They even had set time conflicts that gave you that real festival feel. They created a crowd and added in sound effects which I thought I wouldn’t like initially but it added to the experience. Overall, it just felt real and all the DJs took it seriously playing full-on festival sets and dropping new unreleased songs.”

What Have DJs done that have stood out?

“The one that comes to mind is David Guetta and the set he played at Tomorrowland’s virtual event because he showed a completely different side to his music. I think when DJs step out of their comfort zone and don’t just play their normal type of set it really helps them stand out. This is a perfect environment to do that.”

What are some tips on how to make the most out of a Virtual Event?

  1. “Bring the Magic to you! Decorate your house to make it feel like you are there. Little things that you can get from amazon like adding flowers, flags, and bubbles can go a long way.
  2. Putting LED string lights around the house to give you that Festival feel.
  3. If you have speakers, hook them up to the TV! Sound quality can definitely improve the experience.
  4. Dress up like you are going to the festival to get the full rave experience!
  5. Last but not least, having a small group of your friends over to enjoy the experience together."

Even though we are all missing the in-person experience a festival would give us, we can still do our best to have fun and bring the same type of energy a rave would give us to our home. We wanted to give a special thanks to Carissa to help us do just that by sharing her advice and tips to make the most of our situation. You can find Carissa on IG @streamqueen_xo or check out the events she is promoting as a brand manager with @pollen.

Sending you all good vibes and great health. #livevaravasa

This blog was written and sponsored by VARAVASA.

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