Lindsey Allen chats about her first time attending Electric Forest, some of her favorite artists, and more!
Name: Lindsey Allen
Rave Name: None
Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan
Current City: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Occupation: Safety Management
What was your first electronic music event?
My first event, first festival, first anything really was Electric Forest 2018.
What/who influenced you to attend your first event?
My best friend/roommate, Jack, really wanted to go but didn’t want to go without me, and I couldn’t afford to go. So he kind of forced me to go by using his tax return to spot me on a ticket against my will.
What is one moment from an event that was special and why?
My first time in line to enter the forest. Everyone was so happy. I’ve never gotten so many high fives and seen so many humans smiling and showing love to one another, I felt so much positive energy around me from people I’d never met, I felt truly loved.
What is your favorite festival or event?
Electric Forest and Hulaween are tied in my heart.
What is your favorite electronic song and why?
“Sofa Surfin” (Liquid Stranger Remix). My favorited lyric is “if I can’t leave earth, then I’ll at least roam the surface.” It really speaks to me because I’ve dealt with depression and suicidal tendencies since I was around 13, but 2018 helped me tremendously. I realized suicide is not an option, I can’t leave the earth (yet, anyway) and I decided to “roam the surface” and go on a long road trip by myself. I am still on this trip as I type this.
Who are your favorite artists?
GRiZ is my top. He was the first DJ that really got me interested in this type of music and the more I learn about him and his cause, the more inspired I am to spread positivity and be generally happy. And also Space Jesus because he melts my brain.
What are your favorite genres?
Anything funky and weird from The Floozies, GRiZ, and Gramatik. I also love that low, slow, mystic stuff, like Toadface and Yheti.
What do you feel your “Identity” is in the electronic music community?
Chill rave mom. I like to chill on a Moonmat a lot of the time. Every now and then I’ll get up and hoop but I like to sit dance for the most part.
Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself for the readers?
I just want to thank everyone in this community, I have more friends than I’ve ever had in my life and a lot of these friends I’ve never even met before. My outlook on the world has changed for the better since becoming a part of this culture and I am so grateful.
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