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A raver’s ode to 2020: Looking back at the year of festivals that never was

As 2019 came to an end, and a new year of festivals full of glittering adventures began…

We knew not then how much our lives would change, and that COVID would quickly throw all our future plans down the drain.

All our tickets were cancelled, our gigs never started, it made every wild raver beyond brokenhearted.

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Glamoured rave girls, who stowed their pasties and platforms all year, wore their sparkles at home, maybe dressed up like twinkly deer.

And all of those rave bros, had no one to chant with, so they toasted “ey, ey, ey” to the elf on the mantle.

The bassheads would to headbang alone in their rooms, and trance fairies fluttered with their Anjunafam on Zoom.

Disinfecto was there to keep DJs extra clean, and Tomorrowland’s visual stages reinvented the festival scene.

Every rave family decked their houses out with lasers and lights, while dancing around their TVs to livestreams all night.

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All of the amazing DJs threw down drops together, to raise funds for the families in need, giving so much love, PLURR forever.

It’s true, this EDM community is the absolute best, banding together though heartbreak, fighting harder and will never rest.

So let’s welcome 2021 with lots of kandi and shimmer, and trusting that our inner light will make hope for future glimmer.

For it’s undeniable that this year was a struggle, and it is clear that sticking together is the only way not to buckle.

We promise we dance together one magical day, and until then we will continue to send peace, love and joy to one another everyday.

two hands coming together to form a heart at an EDM festival

From our hearts to yours, DMNW wishes you Happy Holidays and a magical New Year.

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