How Electronic Dance Music Changed Jaspreet’s Life

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How Electronic Dance Music Changed My Life
By: Jaspreet Narang

My name is Jaspreet Narang, but all my friends call me Jesse. In 2010, I moved to the United States, where I made some great friends in college. Unfortunately, none of them were into the dance music scene. At the time, I felt so lost because, even if I wanted to go to a show, I felt like I couldn’t really go because I had no one to go with.

A few years later, in 2013, I was surfing Facebook and came across an intriguing post by Insomniac Events. They were looking for people interested in volunteering at Electric Daisy Carnival New York. I decided to apply. I ended up getting approved as a volunteer and went to the festival by myself. My time at EDC New York was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It made me realize that, even though I went alone, I was never technically alone because I had so many other people around me who shared the same love for the music.

Soon after EDC New York, I decided to make a group on facebook called East Coast Rave Community. The main purpose of the group was to help people connect with others who had the same interests in music. This way, they could make plans to attend dance music events together. Some of the people who volunteered with me at EDC New York joined the group and friendships began to grow and flourish within the community.


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