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Why You Need a Rave Totem for Your Next Festival

First you might be asking what is a rave totem? Well a rave totem, aka a festival totem, is a large, lightweight, and creatively designed sign or object that people bring to raves, music festivals, and other large events. Totems are often attached to long poles or sticks, making them visible above the crowd.


The decorative sign or object at the top of the pole usually includes text or an image inspired by memes, pop culture or rave references.




Festival Totems serve a variety of purpose and by the end of the blog post you'll see why you need a rave totem for your next festival.

Stand Out in the Crowd with a Totem

At a rave, you're immersed in a sea of people in colorful outfits, mesmerizing lights, and loud music. With so many people around, it can be a challenge to spot your friends or to let them know where you are.


So a totem is an excellent way to stand out in the crowd and help your group locate you easily. Your totem will be unique to you and act as a beacon amidst the visual chaos of the rave.


Quick and Easy Meeting Point

When you're dancing the night away, it's common for your group to disperse and plan to regroup later. Totems serve as a convenient meeting point to rendezvous with your friends when you need a break, want to grab a drink, hit the bathroom, etc.


No more wandering around aimlessly or spending hours searching for your crew - just look for the totem, and you'll be reunited in no time.


Conversation Starters

Totems often help spark interesting conversations (decibles permitting) or help make connections with other ravers. If your totem is funny, unique or eye catching you'll be sure to grab some attention from those around you. This can lead to memorable interactions, new friendships, and a chance to share your passion for the music and rave culture.


Enhance the Visual Experience

Totems can add an extra layer of excitement to the visual aspect of a rave. Whether you choose to design your totem with LED lights, glow-in-the-dark materials, or UV-reactive paint, it can become an eye-catching piece of art that complements the overall aesthetic of the event. The vibrant, ever-changing landscape of a rave is the perfect backdrop for your creative expression.


Just make sure your totem is tall enough to not block the view of those around and not interfer with anyone else's experience on the dance floor in a negative way.

Unity and Identity

Rave culture emphasizes unity and the feeling of being part of a community. Having a totem can serve as a symbol of your group's identity, providing a sense of unity and belonging. It can be a representation of your shared interests, your unique style, or even an inside joke that only your crew understands. It's a powerful way to express your individuality while still being a part of the larger rave family.

Rave Totems - a Practical and Fun Rave Accessory

In the electrifying world of raves, a totem is more than just an accessory; it's a practical tool that enhances your experience and helps you navigate the festivities with ease. From helping you locate your friends in the crowd to expressing your creativity and sparking connections with fellow ravers, a totem adds a new dimension to your rave adventure.


Rave totems also add to the atmosphere and experience of the event, contributing to the sense of community and creativity that characterizes rave culture. Just be sure you know the do's and don'ts of brining a totem to a rave or festival. Some events even have guidelines around totems, be sure to educate yourself before bringing yours, you don't want to have to leave it at the gate. Have I convinced you that you need a totem at your next festival or rave? Then get creative, design your totem, and bring it to your event and let your totem be your beacon of unity, identity, and facilitator of unforgettable memories on the dance floor.





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