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We all journey down different paths in our daily lives. Some of us are scientists; others work in the shipping, healthcare and recreational industries, to name a few. When we venture to a festival, however, we remove our costumes and transform into truer versions of ourselves, meeting in a world that allows us to leave all our worries (and boring-ass clothes) behind.

Insomniac celebrates #TransformationTuesday by asking six unique Headliners to discuss their lives in and out of the festival.

Read our full #TransformationTuesday series to meet even more awesome Headliners. And remember: Ravers are everywhere.


Headliner: Brittany S.

Age: 26
Hometown: Willowbrook, IL
Occupation: Senior scientist
How long have you been raving? 1 year
How has raving impacted your life over the past year?
I used to be shy and antisocial, until my boyfriend introduced me to EDM and the rave scene. I became more confident after attending my first festival, and I’ve met so many amazing people and made so many new friends since then. I honestly believe I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t discover electronic music. I will never stop loving this lifestyle.


Headliner: Andrew N.

Age: 29
Hometown: Corona, CA
Occupation: Shipping lead man
How long have you been raving? 9 years
How has raving impacted your life over the past year?
This past year has been incredible. I have two kids (soon to be three), and this year my oldest fell in love with the music. Being able to share our culture with my son is the best feeling I could ever imagine. He even enjoys making kandi, just like me! It brings a new kind of joy to my heart. Not to mention, I got to experience EDC Las Vegas for the first time with my beautiful wife. Our experience was so incredible that we already bought tickets for next year. I can’t wait to be Under the Electric Sky again in May!


Headliner: Steve O.

Age: 29
Hometown: Southern California
Occupation: Healthcare professional
How long have you been raving? 3 years
How has raving impacted your life over the past year?
Honestly, raving has turned me into a better person—day in and day out. My heart grows for the people around me. I always want to make people smile. People deserve to smile.


Headliner: Whitley J.

Age: 27
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Occupation: Harvester
How long have you been raving? 11 years
How has raving impacted your life over the past year?
I fell in love with EDC Las Vegas the moment I entered the festival for the first time. This past year, it was the first time I went all three days, arriving before the gates opened and staying all the way until the sun came up each morning. I used to be so quiet before, but after attending EDC, I was able to talk to anyone and everyone. PLUR is forever engraved into my soul.


Headliner: Loana M.

Age: 24
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Occupation: Recruiter
How long have you been raving? 4 years
How has raving impacted your life over the past year?
Raving has given me a community that I can call home, especially over the past year. My husband and I started dating about a year ago, and I was able to introduce him to the scene. He has been coming with me to events ever since. I also use raving as an outlet for my creativity. It has allowed me to make so many new friends by doing things like trading kandi.


Headliner: Margarita C.

Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Designated pharmacy representative
How long have you been raving? 5 years
How has raving impacted your life over the past year?
Raving isn’t just a hobby—it’s a lifestyle to me. I listen to EDM on a daily basis and can’t seem to function without it! Whether I’m cooking, working, cleaning, driving, or doing any other daily activity, I need to have electronic music. Ever since my first rave, I fell in love with the community. It’s a love that can never be taken away from me.


If you would like the chance to celebrate #TransformationTuesday with Insomniac, please email your best transformation photos to osteinbe@gmail.com by Tuesday, January 16.





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