If you are a house-fan, chances are you already know about the shootings at the BPM festival in mexico. But if you haven't there was a shooting at an EDM festival in Mexico called BPM. 5 people have lost their lives and many more were injured. I believe it was only one shooter and I do believe they could catch him right on the spot. Don't quote me on that though, and if I am wrong, please correct me.
There have been many shootings lately in the world, but this really hit me on a more personal level. Of course, you get touched by every shooting you hear about, and all of them are just as bad. But this one.... Something so close to my heart... a place where people like me are.... I don't know.... it's hard to explain, but I will do my best.
EDM have been a big part of my life for several years now. Ever since my first concert, I have been obsessed with them. There is something special about being in the crowd of a festival. Hearing the base in your heart, seeing people moving around you, feeling the energy from the rest... It's an indescribable feeling. Concerts have festivals have always been my escape, like headphones is when I'm in school. To me it's been a little dreamworld, where you can turn and no one is judging you.
When I was reached by the news, at first I didn't react. I saw a DJ on twitter tweet that he and his team were okay and that he prayed for the people in the crowd. He was taken off the stage during his set because of the shootings. I just thought that it wasn't that dramatic and that the people tweeting was probably just in shock. But later on the updates kept going and soon I found out that people had actually been killed.
At that point, something dropped in my. The paradise I had imagined was in ruins. The safest place on earth for me, festivals and concerts, was the unsafest place. People had died. They were killed. SOmeone had brought in a gun and opened fire. At the same place I feel safe.
I know this probably don't make sense for you, but if you are an EDM-fan like me, you probably understand what I mean. This really hit home at me and I feel sick just thinking about. I pray for the people that were killed, it could have been any of my friends or me. They were house-fans just like me, loved festivals just like me and believed in festivals just like me. No they will never get to go to a festival anymore, and that is awful.
However, I know that the festival security will be stricter now. That is something i really like and I hope this won't become a trend so people won't feel safe at festivals. I do however think that we in the EDM-community shouldn't let this effect us too much. Of course we should be sad for a while, but we shouldn't avoid festivals and concerts. We should keep going on and do our thing, because otherwise we will lose everything we work for.
Let me know your reflections of this and how you feel. I would love to talk to you about this and to make this a healing thing for all of us. I think many if us are shocked about this, even if you don't personally know anyone there or live far away from it.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Keep on working for your dreams and goals and don't forget to spread love. That what we need now. Take care guys. I love you all!