We all journey down different paths in our daily lives. Some of us care for mentally ill patients; others are new car salesmen, students, or visual merchandisers, 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: Abby S.
Age: 24
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Full-time student
How long have you been raving? 5 years
If you could spend one hour with Pasquale Rotella, what would you ask him, and why?
If I had the opportunity, I’d ask him what inspired him to create Insomniac and, within the past 25 years, what some of the challenges were in making sure Headliners enjoyed unique experiences at each event. The Insomniac community has changed my life, and I would like to know what happens behind the scenes.

 

Headliner: Steven K.
Age: 26
Hometown: Holbrook, NY
Occupation: New car salesman
How long have you been raving? 6 years
If you could spend one hour with Pasquale Rotella, what would you ask him, and why?
I’d ask him what he thinks will be the next big change to EDC. With camping coming to EDC Las Vegas, I wonder if there will be additional changes next year—for example, expanding to two weekends. I would also ask him about expanding EDC to new locations. I know back in New York, we would love for EDC to come back.

 

Headliner: Kyle D.
Age: 27
Hometown: Bangor, ME
Occupation: Home care specialist for mentally ill patients
How long have you been raving? 4 years
If you could spend one hour with Pasquale Rotella, what would you ask him, and why?
I would just sit with him and talk to him about the scene back in his day and how it’s grown. I’d also be curious to know what he would change about the scene now.

 

Headliner: Selina C.
Age: 23
Hometown: Coalinga, CA
Occupation: Visual merchandiser and student
How long have you been raving? 3 years
If you could spend one hour with Pasquale Rotella, what would you ask him, and why?
I would ask him about all of his ideas for EDC, including how he and the Insomniac team make it more crazy and unbelievable from year to year. I would also ask him to choose one person to create a soundtrack for his life, what tracks he would want on it, and why. I feel like different songs can sum up parts of my life, so I’m curious to know if he feels the same way. Finally, I would ask him if he has plans to bring Beyond Wonderland back to the Bay Area—or if he has other plans for us up there, as I currently live in NorCal.

 

Headliner: Alec E.
Age: 27
Hometown: Yosemite National Park, CA
Occupation: Hotel employee
How long have you been raving? 8 years
If you could spend one hour with Pasquale Rotella, what would you ask him, and why?
If I had the chance, I would ask him what he enjoys most about being at his own festivals. I’d also ask for his top three festivals and what he would like to see more (or less) of at his events. Most of all, I would want to thank him for creating such wonderful, safe, and fun places for fans like me to enjoy the music. I feel so blessed to be around people who are so outgoing, creative, caring, loving, and fun.

 

Headliner: Tiffany Y.
Age: 22
Hometown: Piñon, AZ
Occupation: Student
How long have you been raving? 2 years
If you could spend one hour with Pasquale Rotella, what would you ask him, and why?
I would ask Pasquale what his inspirations are for creating his events the way they are. I would also ask him if he has any more surprise changes coming to these events. I’m looking forward to more mind-blowing art and many more future adventures with new people I can vibe with. I’m also curious where he would be now if it wasn’t for raving.

 

If you would like the chance to celebrate #TransformationTuesday with Insomniac, please email your best transformation photos to osteinbe@gmail.com by Tuesday, April 24.


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