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That's So Ravin': Burning Questions

Fuzzy boots and afterhours etiquette in this week's column. Email your dilemmas and rants to

by Ravin Samoan
Jun 21 2013, 9:40pm

Every music genre has its netherworld, full of unspoken tricks of the trade and a code that helps keep things alive—no matter how dirty and scandalous it may appear from the outside. Our That's So Ravin' columnists have been down… and get around. Worldwide party purveyors and dancefloor makers offer up some party tips for ya, free of charge.

Dear Ravin,
I saw my little sister in photos from EDC wearing a bikini and fuzzy boots. I am worried. What do I do?
Josh, New York City

Dear Josh,
You should worry. Fuzzy boots are so 2002 Love Parade Berlin. They're also a fire hazard. I mean, if you're gonna be there dancing around in a bikini anyway, why not get paid for it? Your sister could definitely use your help - perhaps you can become her 'go-go-dancer-agent'?
Make it rain! $$$

Dear Ravin,
When a friend of mine goes out to party, he has a tendency of being one of the last men standing, any tips on how i can convince him to leave rather than stay at the afterhours when its half past stale o'clock?
L.B. , Seattle

Dear L.B.,
I'd guess it's safe to assume that your pal is holdin' it down at these afterhours because there are still partyfavors or booze to be had. Pull the plug. Simple as that. No more stimulants, party's over.
Either tuck them away and save them for another time, or get the hosts of said-after party to go along with your story. Besides, morning breathe isn't fun.

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