Rave Growth in America

                The first raves started in the United Kingdom in the middle to early 1980's.  In 89 a young dj named Frankie Bones brought the culture back to America with him after being moved by the experience of playing to 25,000 ravers.   These first electronic dance music events were small, private, and typically involved a very close knit group of attendees.  That tradition continued to grow slowly throughout the early 90's until in the beginning of the

                The first raves started in the United Kingdom in the middle to early 1980's.  In 89 a young dj named Frankie Bones brought the culture back to America with him after being moved by the experience of playing to 25,000 ravers.   These first electronic dance music events were small, private, and typically involved a very close knit group of attendees.  That tradition continued to grow slowly throughout the early 90's until in the beginning of the 2000's it began to grow rapidly, exponentially in fact until the early 2010's where it seems to have hit a plateau in growth.  That is fine though because electronic dance music has begun to see close to the same numbers as rap music saw in its early mainstream days, with artists like Skrillex and David Guetta seeing airtime on national radio stations and music videos. 

                Aside from growing in terms of music sales raving has grown as a culture, and while not as popular as Hip-Hop or Rock & Roll were in their time, raver culture has spread out nearly as much as both other genres and has influenced most American youth in one way or another.   This is a good thing as raver culture encourages a friendlier, more cooperative society than other forms of modern music tend to.  It is also great to see growth in the raver culture because ravers encourage each other to not only listen to music but also to play music and dance creatively. 

                Raving is a cultural phenomenon that has incorporated itself into the lives of every demographic of young America, and that is a good thing for the American culture as ravers often practice a style of socialization that spreads a more open-minded behavior between friends.