I’m an introvert and I love dance music and raves. These things don’t seem like they’d go together, but I know there are tons of people like me out there. For me, raves are an act of world-building– a manifestation of a space that welcomes possibility and relationality. For a moment in time, everyone shares the dancefloor, pulsing and moving to the music as one. Like a metahuman organism with its heart beating in 4/4. But raves can be tough. The sound is blaring, it’s crowded, and the stimulation can be too much. And yet, I have so much respect for it, the music, and its legacy.