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Festivals

How Do We Stop Drug Deaths At Festivals?

America's drug policies have been putting ravers at risk for years. But there are signs that the way we think about drug and raves is shifting.
Anna Codrea-Rado
3.17.16
deep dives

Is Gloving an Art Form Or a Drug Accessory? We Investigated the Crackdown on LED Gloves at EDM Festivals

Ravers say they are being unfairly persecuted and harassed. Festival promoters think otherwise.
Sophie Weiner
2.10.16
thump news

Nearly 500 Partygoers Were Arrested at Two California Raves This Weekend

Pomona's HARD Day of the Dead​ and San Bernardino's Escape: Psycho Circus were home to heighened security measures this Halloween.
Alexander Iadarola
11.3.15
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

This Video of American Ravers in the Middle of the Day Is Exactly the Shitshow You'd Expect

It the 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' of raves.
Dan Ozzi
11.3.15
Festival Season!

We Got HARD With the Chemical Brothers and Claude VonStroke in a Fetish Porn Factory

HARD debuted in San Francisco with some help from the Chemical Brothers' cosmic laser orgy.
Adrian Spinelli
8.6.15
VICE vs Video games

Violent Video Games are Better for Us Than Bloodless Blockbuster Movies

Gory video games are something we can discuss, and learn from. But CGI-heavy flicks full of devastation but no deaths? Hardly.
Oliver Lee Bateman
5.19.15
Words

The Man Behind Vegas Super-rave EDC Joins The Debate On Kandi Jewellery

Pasquale Rotella: "Kandi Has Nothing to Do with Making Events Safer"
THUMP Staff
8.15.14
Words

Please, Don't Let 2014 Be the Year that Female DJs Are a Novelty

All-female festivals, male DJs with female names: these trends have to chill out.
Lauren Martin
1.20.14