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ID Spotlight || Shahaan Dalal

Meet Shahaan Dalal in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Shahaan Dalal Rave Name: Huggy Bear Age: 28 Hometown: San Diego, CA Current City: Philadelphia, PA Occupation: IT Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShahaanDalal Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/HuggyBearImages Instagram: @huggyismyname What was your first electronic music event? My first event was EDC 2008. Yeah… you heard correctly, EDC 2008! I will never forget walking through the entrance and just feeling the amazing energy around me. Being able to see all of the beautiful people, smiling and dancing to the music i love so much! It truly became the happiest place on earth for me. Such an epic event to...

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ID Spotlight || Meagen Surowiecki

Meet Meagen Surowiecki in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Meagen Surowiecki Rave Name: TINYDANCER Age: 27 Hometown: New York, NY Current City: New York, NY Occupation: Journalist Twitter: @MeagenGwen89 Facebook: Meagen Surowiecki Instagram: @tiny.dancer_89 What was your first electronic music event? I was still attending college in South Florida when I really discovered EDM and the EDM scene. I would attend events at The Clevelander, then for my senior year of college, I was able to afford to go attend my very first music festival which was Ultra Music Festival 2012. Ultra Music Festival 2012 was the year when Avicii headlined and when...

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ID Spotlight || John Gottfried

Meet EDM Identity Contributor John Gottfried in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: John Gottfried Rave Name: None Age: 20 Hometown: Tampa, Florida Current City: Orlando, Florida Occupation: Server / Festival Lover Facebook: John Gottfried Instagram: @John_Gottfried What was your first electronic music event? Sunset Music Festival all the way back in 2012. What/who influenced you to attend your first event? Initially, it was through videos on YouTube. Specifically, the old UKF Dubstep videos featuring artists like Rusko, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Skrillex, and Nero. Those videos are what made me fall in love with the music and want to attend events. What is...

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ID Spotlight || Alex Utter

Meet Alex Utter in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Alex Utter Rave Name: None Age: 26 Hometown: Kansas City, MO Current City: New Orleans, LA Occupation: Bartender Instagram: @raravis90 What was your first electronic music event? I was a sophomore in college and had the opportunity to see Pretty Lights during Glowfest. That was probably the worst crowd I’ve ever experienced, but the music was enchanting and opened my ears to a new world of sound. What/who influenced you to attend your first event? Glowfest was advertising all over campus for this Pretty Lights show, and when I went to the...

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ID Spotlight || Whitney Peterson

Meet Whitney Peterson in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Whitney Peterson Rave Name: None Age: 19 Hometown: San Diego, CA Occupation: Student / EDM Identity Contributor Twitter: @whitneypeteeee Instagram: @whitneypeterson What was your first electronic music event? I went to my first electronic music event when I was fifteen, Hardwell played at Petco Park in San Diego. His set absolutely blew my mind and his energy was so strong from start to end, sending such amazing vibes through all of downtown San Diego. My first festival was Hard Summer 2014. The lineup was every EDM lover’s dream: Jack U, Flosstradamus, Disclosure, Martin Garrix,...

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ID Spotlight || Oscar Torres

Meet Oscar Torres in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Oscar Torres Rave Name: Zar Age: 25 Hometown: Mexico Current City: San Leandro Occupation: Construction Twitter: @08oakland510 Facebook: Oscar Torres Instagram: @08zar What was your first electronic music event? The first event that I went to was Spookfest at Oracle Arena in 2014. My first big one was EDC New York 2015. What/who influenced you to attend your first event? When I was in high school I start to listen to electronic music, so I always wanted to go to an event, I used to live in Oakland near the Oracle Arena so I heard...

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