In England the term raver is used by a broad spectrum of society to describe the practice of dancing in a club/ware house all night .The word was borrowed from Jamaican slang meaning the same thing (Bob Marley "Midnight Ravers"). Originating from illegal parties that spread all over England like wild fire in 1988 (The second summer of love) millions of people would flock to a secret outdoor location or derelict building , Keeping details secret till the last minute and arrive in a convoy . The movement was responsible for breaking down social barriers including racism (Rave against racism).The music on offer was “Rave” , “Hardcore” , “Detroit Techno” and “Acid House”

Electronic dance music quickly evolved , and split into many different scenes with very different ethos and ideas attached to each scene. The scenes range from fluffy glow stick trance heads to weapon carrying garage/grime gangsters. In the 90s the scene was commercialised to the extent that raves where multimillion pound industries run by corporate companies and nearly every kid in the UK was a raver listening to “Happy Hardcore” a very cheesy form of dance music with a 4 to the floor kick drum and chip monk vocals (chart hits speeded up). This eventually made the term a dirty word.

Now days the term is becoming fashionable again and the majority of ravers are just normal English kids who love electronic music and dancing (normally involving taking drugs).The phrase rave or raver is mainly used now days by the drum and bass and garage scenes, but is now used more than ever to describe all night parties where electro house , tech house and minimal techno are played particularly in East London, a taste maker for a lot of English dance music
"big shout going out to raver massive" - drum and bass MC

"she's been out every weekend this year, she's a right little raver" - friends comment
by Proper Electronic December 15, 2006
Many emo kids, goths, ravers, furry and anime fans, gays, and pretty much anyone else who is different are targeted fairly often for mockery by Something Awful and Portal Of Evil crowd.

Wouldn't it be funny if the emo kids, goths, ravers, furry and anime fans, gays and anyone else these guys targeted all joined forces and mocked them back?

Nah. That wouldn't be nice. It would be funny, though.
I'm not a raver, but I think they're cute. Life would be pretty boring if everyone were the same.
by Just An Idea October 28, 2004
Crazy Annie Tranny is the only raver I know and love!
Who's the girl playing with glowsticks? Oh that's Annie Tranny
by blarg February 27, 2005
A label slapped on anyone bearing the trademark UFO pants, kandy jewelry, Visors, Glowstrings/Sticks/Ect, Multi-colored hair, Funny backpacks and listens to the genre formally known as rave music.

The term has lost its meaning seeing as the culture has died out due to government meddling. Anyone who still calls themself a raver is very un-hip and is looked at as a poser for trying to ressurect the term.

You look at someone who calls themself a "Raver" the same way you would someone who calls themself a "Disco Dancer"
WTF!

-- At a modern club somewhere in the world --

clubber 1- " Oh god, look at that loser raving with glowsticks"
clubber 2- " He thinks hes a raver, what a poser, he's 10 years too late "
by Aniko October 06, 2006
can be a person who enjoys going to underground parties. often ravers like to put drugs into their systems because the high of life is not good enough. this also results in wearing the most hideous clothing such as huuuge pants, backwards/upside down visors, pacifiers, and skin tight shirts. ravers have an obsession with glowsticks and they resemble zombies.
"did you see that lifeless, baggy-pant wearing, pacifier sucking drug addict?"
"yea, jane is a raver"
by emohammers December 09, 2003
Lame kids who make Electronic music seem only for idiots and druggies. They often use E, dress in bright colors and act brainless. Some are just Preppies that got tired of Pop music.
See Anti Raver songs by Leatherstrip and KOMPRESSOR.
by vv March 09, 2004
A skinny white pre pubecent teenager from the suburbs who says gay shit like "pop" (in reference to ecstasy), and listens to complete shit music, if it can really be called music. And by going to raves this gay white kid can escape his daily trauma that consists of his mother rediculing him for gelling his hair, and looking like a complete fagget. The so called "Raver" is really just a pussy who wishes he / she could be 'cool' in main stream society.

1) You are not cool for doing ecstacy, dont call it E or x, like a faggot.
2) Jumping around on drugs in a garbage hole does not make you cool.
3) You have a small penis
4) You're parents are ashamed of you
5) you drive a shitty car
Raver #1: I look so good
Raver #2: i hate myself
by Azamat Bagatov November 05, 2006

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