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The New Montana EDM “Rave” Scene: History Repeating, And It’s Awesome

"'s over. Nobody listens to techno!"- Eminem
And just like that, the scene ended. Once the song "Without Me" hit the airwaves back in the early 2000's, you'd swear it was the nail in the coffin for the underground American rave scene. Time to hang up the JNCO jeans, the teddy bear back packs, and spit out the glow stick mouthpiece. For the next 10 years the music scene had shifted from peace, love, unity, and respect (or "P.L.U.R" as old-skool ravers lovingly put it) to sex, money, cars, and clothes. A full decade of white boys acting hard. Thank God that scene is all but over now.

Fast forward to 2012, and the Missoula County Fairgrounds is the scene of history practically repeating itself. The backpacks, check. The glow sticks, check. JNCO wide bottom jeans? Let's just leave those behind, shall we? Animal Nite 2012, a rave (scratch that, we can't say "rave" anymore. It draws too much negative attention), er, "Electronic Dance Music Festival" was brimming with the same excitement as the events that were held so many years ago. Everything is just as it was, but not without a few modernized changes..

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