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The Comprehensive Guide To Why Dance Music Needs Harm Reduction

USC Events & The Conscious Crew

USC Events has responded to the need for a better and safer environment with their groundbreaking Conscious Crew. The Conscious Crew is made up of volunteers who roam their events, offering free water and aid to anybody in need. Equipped with a two-way radio, Conscious Crew is able to get a person to medics if they have had a little too much fun. They are also ambassadors of information. They remind the people that, in Washington State, we have an amnesty law that protects them from any legal ramifications if they just ask for help while under the influence. It would be far better for you to live than die because you were afraid of getting pinched.

“The Conscious Crew’s presence had an interesting potentiating effect on the rest of the crowd, resulting in an increased communal responsibility to care of each other. As glowing jellyfish danced through the pit, we couldn’t help but stand back and take it all in. Throughout the day we had received so many positive vibes from everyone we passed that we felt welcomed and appreciated.” Cole Zuckerman, Conscious Crew volunteer Paradiso 2014 & DMNW Marketing Team Manager

What the Conscious Crew has evoked in our community is a sense of togetherness and mutual responsibility. We are all here to look out for one another and care for one another when in need. That is the raver way.

Chad Anderson and Doug Mcintyre have also released a series of videos called “The Message” with the goal of making people aware that they can get help if they need it. The series also outlines what the Conscious Crew is all about.

There is a national organization that deserves some credit as well. Their efforts have prevented an incalculable number of deaths and have provided a major service to the dance music community as well. Read more about them on the next page.

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Phillip was raised on so many different genres of music, it has given him a unique perspective into the ever evolving music scene. Trance music began defining his life at the young age of 14, but thoroughly enjoys any type of music equally. He sees the music as an escape from the daily doldrums of life and says music can change a persons life in an instant pulling from his own experiences. His only goal in life is to share wonderful music with people and take electronic music to a higher plain with more accountability and creating a safer environment for his friends.

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