Published on November 6th, 2012 | by Pitch_please0
Tribute to the Ravers @ EDC 2011, Las Vegas
Documentary and cultural event photographer, Colin Young-Wolff captured moments we were probably too hammered to remember.
In the wake of controversies associated with raves, the young photo hunter took a weekend off from aperture-repairing, sensor-dusting and what-not to dive into the sea of ravers of the past Electric Daisy Carnival 2011 in Las Vegas.
As electronica events attempt to rise and distance themselves from alleged drug abuse by the younger crowd during performances, the weekend party-paparazzi sealed shots of stage and party-goers and showed that the EDC crowd were moving past the ‘E’ scandal connected to raves (‘E’ as in Ecstasy, the euphoric drug used by ravers to enhance their connection to the music) to a more healthy and happy party enthusiasts.
Instead, Young-Wolff discovered that the dance-music scene is doing just fine, and what he found was “a lot of love, good energy and great music”. Finding music fans who were there for the love of the music, he hopes that “this image conveys some of that “community” feeling”.
[ src – LA Weekly]