No matter where it takes place in the world, EDC always manages to bring together the most vibrant people at every destination. In Mexico City, the Headliners are really starting to embrace the festival culture, and there were more than a few who were not bashful about making a bold fashion statement. Across both days, we wandered through the Magic Forest and got up close and personal with the ones who had heads turning nonstop.

Scroll down and spend some time with the Awesome People of EDC Mexico 2018.

 

Name: Lenny and Cindy
Age: 33 (Lenny), 28 (Cindy)
Hometown: Mexico City (Both)
Number of EDC Mexicos attended: Five (Both)

What’s the main reason you wanted to be here this weekend?
Cindy: Because EDC has the best production, and they have very spectacular stages, and it is something unique.

Lenny: I think it really is the best electronic music festival in Mexico City, or Mexico in general.

How would you describe the rave culture in Mexico?
Lenny: It might have a bad reputation with some of the issues, but in reality, this is a safe place to even bring your family. 

Cindy: We came with our friends and their little brother. This is an environment to have a good time and to party.

What does “All Are Welcome Here” mean to you?
Lenny: No matter your race, gender, sexual preference, everyone is welcome. Here, we are all brothers.

Cindy: We are all equal, and we can all have a good time together.

 

Name: Alyssa, Abbie
Age: 28 (Alyssa); 21 (Abbie)
Hometown: San Diego, CA (Alyssa); Portland, OR (Abbie)
Number of EDC Mexicos attended: Two (Alyssa); First one (Abbie)

What’s the main reason you wanted to be here this weekend?
Alyssa: We had some friends who took us down last year, and we had a blast. We love EDC and we love Insomniac, so it’s just fun to come down and experience new things.

Abbie: I got the offer to come here, and it’s a whole new experience. I’ve only been to two Insomniac events: EDC Orlando, twice. This has been one of the most amazing experiences. People here just want to have a good time.

How would you describe the rave culture in Mexico?
Abbie: It’s a work of art, but there’s still some room for improvement. You can tell on the first day there wasn’t as much rave vibes or people weren’t dressing as festival-ish. But today, there are people getting into it, covering up with glitter, dancing, and wanting to take photos with everyone.

Alyssa: It’s grown a lot from year to year. I’ve noticed a lot more rhinestones, face-gems, and a little more festival wear than last year, so that’s cool. We realize it’s only the beginning and that coming here and dressing up, it shows all these people what the culture is like and that it is okay to dress up and be different. I’m hoping to impact that next year.

What does “All Are Welcome Here” mean to you?
Alyssa: Everyone has a place where they can feel at home. I think I’ve heard that a lot with people I know. I just love raving because I can be whomever I want and do whatever I want. It’s great to have that welcoming vibe. Love is love; let everyone be free.

Abbie: It’s all about accepting and loving one another. Growing up, the main thing my parents taught me was the golden rule, which is to treat others like you want to be treated; that’s how I feel Insomniac has taken on their events. It’s nice to see a company take that on as their main goal.

 

Name: Brenda
Age: 27
Hometown: Acapulco, MX
Number of EDC Mexicos attended: Two

What’s the main reason you wanted to be here this weekend?
I come here because I love to dance and see all the people who come dressed up. I come to make my own videos, too.

How would you describe the rave culture in Mexico?
It’s much stronger than in the past. That gives me a lot of joy because its capacity, for example, is growing compared to the past, and I think it becomes much stronger every time I go out… You can feel love, you can feel joy, come hang out with cool people, and do interviews.

What does “All Are Welcome Here” mean to you?
Everything is in the clouds, and we are all one.

 

Name: Renata
Age: 20
Hometown: Mexico City
Number of EDC Mexicos attended: Five

What’s the main reason you wanted to be here this weekend?
deadmau5 is my favorite DJ. Making the helmet was a three-month process. The art took 2.5 to complete, and the helmet took three weeks.

How would you describe the rave culture in Mexico?
It’s very united and very friendly. Everyone is smiling, and you’re always going to be surrounded by friends.

What does “All Are Welcome Here” mean to you?
It doesn’t matter what your gender is or where you’re from. No matter what you like, you can come here and meet someone who is the same as you.

 

Name: Rodrigo
Age: 17
Hometown: Mexico City
Number of EDC Mexicos attended: Five

What’s the main reason you wanted to be here this weekend?
I love this environment. I like to dance, and I am a big fan of hardstyle and house music.

How would you describe the rave culture in Mexico?
The rave culture is in its heyday, but we still have so much to learn. As ravers, we have the obligation to extend and expand this culture.

What does “All Are Welcome Here” mean to you?
No matter what color you are, or what kind of person, you can come knowing any type of person is welcome here. In our culture of PLUR, we have to accept all our brothers, and we will have a world full of peace.

 

Name: Grace and Arlete
Age: 22 (Arlete) 25 (Grace)
Hometown: Culiacan, MX (Both)
Number of EDC Mexicos attended: Four (Arlete), Three (Grace)

What’s the main reason you wanted to be here this weekend?
Arlete: deadmau5—I’ve always wanted to see him. He is super cool. It is worth seeing him wherever he is.

Grace: The atmosphere here is amazing, and every year it gets bigger and better.

How would you describe the rave culture in Mexico?
Arlete: It has grown a lot. [Insomniac has] invested so much more money, more production, and the truth is that people are trying to experience more and know the role of these festivals. The first year, I came dressed like this, and people looked at me weird. But it is about promoting culture just like that in EDC Las Vegas, where everyone goes in festival clothes.

Grace: We both like the culture, and we come to try it, no matter what people think about you and your clothes. Every year, I think that people are accepting it more, and more people come to the festival and get to see the environment. I hope next year it’s three days instead of just two.

What does “All Are Welcome Here” mean to you?
Arlete: For me, It’s that you should not judge anyone. For example, you should not judge or speak badly about someone if you do not know their history. You must accept everyone as is and not criticize them based on their physical appearance or how they look. You must try to get to know people to be able to say something about them.

Grace: I believe at electronic music festivals in general, we are all the same, no matter your sex or your religion or your culture. At festivals, we all are equal, and that’s the coolest thing about the culture.

 

Name: Yoshi
Age: 34
Hometown: Monterrey, MX
Number of EDC Mexicos attended: Three

What’s the main reason you wanted to be here this weekend?
I love music. I love to dance. When I feel the music, I feel it inside me. I hope I can go to EDC Las Vegas one day. It’s my dream.

How would you describe the rave culture in Mexico?
Since EDC has arrived in Mexico, it has been growing. I think EDC is now the biggest festival here. My totem says “EDC Mexico is my home,” and I DO feel like home here.

What does “All Are Welcome Here” mean to you?
We are equal, and music unites us, because underneath it all, we have the same feelings.

 

Name: Carla
Age: 27
Hometown: Mexico City
Number of EDC Mexicos attended: Two

What’s the main reason you wanted to be here this weekend?
I wanted to party and be here with all my friends.

How would you describe the rave culture in Mexico?
It’s about respect.

What does “All Are Welcome Here” mean to you?
Loving one another.

 

 

Name: Woody Woodpecker, Timothy
Age: 30 (Woody); 28 (Timothy)
Hometown: Tijuana, MX (Both)
Number of EDC Mexicos attended: First one (Both)

What’s the main reason you wanted to be here this weekend?
Woody: For us, it represents the creativity and freedom of the electronic music movement. We love everything, how visually attractive this festival is.

Timothy: It is the creative part and everything that the music and rave culture brings, where everyone feels connected.

How would you describe the rave culture in Mexico?
Woody: Right now, it is still very young. But I think it will grow, and with more and more events, the truth will spread here in Mexico and keep pushing it forward.

What does “All Are Welcome Here” mean to you?
Woody: I totally agree with it. I think it welcomes people from all races and cultures, and it’s a culture where everyone is accepted.

Timothy: It means you can come dressed how you like and come as you are.

 

Name: Daphne and Alexis
Age: 23 (Daphne); 24 (Alexis)
Hometown: Mexico City (both)
Number of EDC Mexicos attended: Five (Both)

What’s the main reason you wanted to be here this weekend?
Daphne: I like every DJ and the social atmosphere.

Alexis: The lights, the music, the food, the people. It’s awesome.

How would you describe the rave culture in Mexico?
Alexis: I think in the five years of EDC, it has upgraded. Just wow.

Daphne: The first time I went to EDC Mexico, it was totally different. There are so many people here now; it’s crazy.

What does “All Are Welcome Here” mean to you?
Daphne: People from other cities come to EDC Mexico; it’s wonderful to see and meet people from other countries and cultures.

Alexis: Discrimination doesn’t exist here. All the people of EDC are supposed to be here to enjoy this.

 

Name: Rigoberto
Age: 24
Hometown: Tampico, MX
Number of EDC Mexicos attended: First one

What’s the main reason you wanted to be here this weekend?
Have fun with my friends and listen to some psytrance.

How would you describe the rave culture in Mexico?
There is somewhat of a tribal nature in people that they might not have known before, but since this type of festival has taken place, it has taken up a lot more force.

What does “All Are Welcome Here” mean to you?
We are all the same, and we are all one here.

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