Raver styles 101

December 5, 2012 at 6:48 am

types of ravers

Alright, so I know there’s a lot of different “genres” of rave clothing.  Let’s try and clarify them shall we?  First, lets make a list.

  • East coast techno-snob
  • Club kid
  • Candy kid
  • Cyber punk
  • Cyber goth
  • Industrial/rivethead
  • Indie/emo raver
  • Sparkle pony/gogo
  • Burner
  • Hippie/boho festival raver
  • Hipster nerd
  • West coast feathers and leather
  • Junglist
  • Gabber
  • Punk/DIY/Free tekno

What am I missing?  Enlighten me.  I know there’s a bajillion goth styles and I can’t cover them all (others do it better too).  Past or present, what distinguishable styles have you seen pop up in your area?

13 Comments

  1. liachiquita says:

    junglist.

  2. garon blodgett says:

    don’t forget
    gabber
    free tekno

  3. garon blodgett says:

    oh yeah while I’m at it here are some gems

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eXqxsV_83M

  4. garon blodgett says:

    oh yeah while I’m at it here are some gems

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eXqxsV_83M

  5. Anthony Ricardo Meeks says:

    Wow, I fall under three. Junglist, Rave Photographer and Backpacker.

  6. Do they have a distinct clothing/fashion style? Can you describe it?

  7. Do they have a distinct clothing/fashion style? Can you describe it?

  8. garon blodgett says:

    I haven’t had firsthand experience with it but gabber seems like it is and has always been a lowbrow offshoot of hardcore techno
    I would fucking party with these guys, I love the fact that it doesn’t matter what you look like, you are there to fucking dance
    gabber guys: shaved/buzzed/undercut ponytail, lennon glasses, brightly colored bomber jacket, sneakers, trackpants
    gabber girls: about the same but tube tops and jacket wrapped around waist
    here are some gabber pics: http://energyflashbysimonreynolds.blogspot.com/2012/03/gabber-lives-apparently-although-theoe.html
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/8d6737eecc40a1d89fbd825b17e6ba69/tumblr_mg4g2eppMG1r9jqxao1_500.jpg

    the secret to gabber: pillz pillz pillz

    free tekno was the free party movement, the large organized underground ‘tribes’ of people and their soundsystems who collaborated to have massive free raves in warehouses and the countryside and such
    spiral tribe is a good example, sp23, they fashioned themselves more counterculture revolutionaries than later ravers
    http://www.edgecentral.net/Images/Technomad/SpiralTribe.jpg
    http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/28407857/Spiral+Tribe+spiral.jpg
    I doubt they had a codified look to them, they looked like most people in the early rave l8 madchester scene (60’s revival, anything colorful, or nothing special at all) their rave was a diy unpretentious affair. I think their look had a darker edge to it as the rave scene started to change (what with the illegalization of them), a lot of shaved heads, black, leather, etc.
    http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/19/f53f3c559030d7f20c5e99710712bad6/l.jpg

    but u probably know all this:
    http://www.edgecentral.net/technomad.htm

  9. garon blodgett says:

    I haven’t had firsthand experience with it but gabber seems like it is and has always been a lowbrow offshoot of hardcore techno
    I would fucking party with these guys, I love the fact that it doesn’t matter what you look like, you are there to fucking dance
    gabber guys: shaved/buzzed/undercut ponytail, lennon glasses, brightly colored bomber jacket, sneakers, trackpants
    gabber girls: about the same but tube tops and jacket wrapped around waist
    here are some gabber pics: http://energyflashbysimonreynolds.blogspot.com/2012/03/gabber-lives-apparently-although-theoe.html
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/8d6737eecc40a1d89fbd825b17e6ba69/tumblr_mg4g2eppMG1r9jqxao1_500.jpg

    the secret to gabber: pillz pillz pillz

    free tekno was the free party movement, the large organized underground ‘tribes’ of people and their soundsystems who collaborated to have massive free raves in warehouses and the countryside and such
    spiral tribe is a good example, sp23, they fashioned themselves more counterculture revolutionaries than later ravers
    http://www.edgecentral.net/Images/Technomad/SpiralTribe.jpg
    http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/28407857/Spiral+Tribe+spiral.jpg
    I doubt they had a codified look to them, they looked like most people in the early rave l8 madchester scene (60’s revival, anything colorful, or nothing special at all) their rave was a diy unpretentious affair. I think their look had a darker edge to it as the rave scene started to change (what with the illegalization of them), a lot of shaved heads, black, leather, etc.
    http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/19/f53f3c559030d7f20c5e99710712bad6/l.jpg

    but u probably know all this:
    http://www.edgecentral.net/technomad.htm

  10. Nice mate thank you. I’ll eventually get around to doing research and profiles on each of these. I have a LONG list of things to do, but it’ll happen :)

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