My First Rave

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May 12, 2013 by drandmrso

On Friday night I attended my first rave! I’m sure “attend” is the wrong verb there, but since it wasn’t really a rave so much as an all-ages drug/alcohol-free neon dance party in a parking lot I’ll let it slide.

On Friday night I also happened to run my second 5k ever, which knocks another item off my 101 Things list! Clearly it was a productive weekend.

Why on earth did I run a 5k and go to a rave in one night, you ask? Well I’m about to blow your mind: IT WAS A RAVE RUN! That’s right. A run combined with a rave. And it was just as amazing as it sounds (see if there’s one happening near you!). Three friends and I dressed up as team Teenage Mutant Neon Turtles (I was the purple one, as you’ll see). I also attempted to “train” for the race in the preceding weeks, which turned out to be mostly unnecessary because the race organizers shortened it from a true 5k to 2.5 miles—which was fine by me!—and also because we ended up walking about half of it to enjoy the crazy light show that was happening all around us.

To set the scene: 10,000 running and/or raving enthustiast Minnesotans descend on an amusement park at dusk. House music is pumping in the background. Strobe lights and lasers and glow sticks abound. There is a lot of spandex. Then, in waves, the race begins! The runners make their way down a path lit by thousands of strings of LED lights in every color imaginable, past trees lit up like a crazy disco forest, through the finish line to the bumping dance party at the end. It was quite a night. I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

The starting line of the race!

The starting line of the race!

Cowabunga, dude!

Cowabunga, dude!

Totally trippy forest.

Totally trippy forest.

Totally trippy blow up tube thingies.

Totally trippy blow up tube thingies.

Because you should always try to get some action shots.

Because you should always try to get some action shots.

Teenage Mutant Neon Turtles! Yes, I had a tail. No one knows why.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on our undies! Yes, I had a tail.

Teenage Mutant Neon Turtles for the win.

Teenage Mutant Neon Turtles for the win.

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