A dance party where electronic music is the mainstay, often but not always underground, often characterized also by drug use (primarily LSD and X)and very casual sex, but again, not always. In its truest form, a rave is a communal unity event that provides a visceral outlet for pent up emotion, replacing it with positive feeling and fraternity, for which drugs and sex are not strictly necessary. Recently, in certain locales, a new philosophy of raving has developed, known as "Rave or Die," a devotion to raving itself, rather than a counterculture or underground movement, raving as a trancendental experience to unite one soul with another through a heavy beat, and a determination to carry the same positive atmosphere, and freedom of motion and action throughout one's life. "The heartbeat will never fade, the party will never end! I am a Raver, and this is my Manifesto! RAVE OR DIE!"
"Yeah, I went to a rave the other night."
"Never really saw the point of those"
"Think twenty odd women who took off their shirts and then jumped up and down to sweet techno music."
"Man, you suck."