Ok, so I don’t care if you don’t like EDM, but I think you should at least be aware of the fact that EDM is unlike anything else the world has ever seen. No this isn’t a joke, and I’m not exaggerating. There is. nothing. like it. There is no other music like it. No other events as big as it. No other social force as powerful as it, and this photo from Tomorrowland sums it up to perfection.
Whether you like it or not, just know that there is NOTHING else on planet earth that can successfully and peacefully bring together 400,000+ people, from every corner the world, all in perfect harmony, not just experiencing, but celebrating life together. Countries have tried to do this. Politicians have tried to do this. The United friggin Nations have tried to to do this. NONE of them do it as well as a couple of DJs with CD players and laptops, armed with nothing more than music about love and happiness.
Anyone that’s ever been to a festival, to an EDM club or bar, or just listened to it in the car with friends, knows that it’s about enjoying yourself and the people around you to the absolute fullest. The people that say it’s 'just a phase' are the same ignoramuses who are unaware that it’s been around for 30+ years, and the same ones that won’t get to enjoy it for the next 30.
I’ve been listening to EDM for 15 years, since I was 8 years old. I have loved it ever since, and I couldn’t be happier to play my own little role in such a positive movement.
Whether you like EDM or not, I just think you should be aware of these facts.