How to be a Raver: Flags and Balloons

Anything that floats in the air above our heads seem to be an absolute must wherever ravers congregate. The more colourful, the better.

The oddness of something magically suspended in midair seems to be part of the attraction. The playfulness of grown-ups just loving balloons is another part of it. Here, a red balloon floats above Chriszka and Mariiiii (and the reflex alien) at the Silo Bash. Pic by jonask.dk.
And then there’s the obvious practical reason: If you are lost on a massive festival dance floor, you can find your friends again if they brought balloons. Here’s a super classic raver ballon at Fusion 2012.
OR, in very rare cases: The balloons can hide your friends. A swarm of balloons have taken over someone’s head at Dollars’ Campingvogn Party in 2007.
Someone made sure that a lot of colourful flags would mark the limits of Sulu’s Birthday Bash in August 2022. So that 1) people can find the party and 2) people will know when they have drifted too far away from the party.
2000F’ hair gets stuck in a flag at Sulu’s Birthday Bash 2022.
Just a reminder that 2000F also had hair that things could get stuck in all the way back in 1995. Dancing away at Jungle Fever IV at Operaen, Christiania.
Neon-coloured inflatables can create a bouncy safe space around your body on any dance floor. This is Elektronisk Karneval 2008.
Lau plays with balloons like a proper grown-up at Dollars’ party, August 2007.
Ravers bringing find-us-on-the-dancefloor flags (and inflatable flamingos) to the opening of Tanzwüzte at Fusion.
Someone brought a St. Pauli balloon to Roskilde Festival 2007.
Survival inflatables being inflated at the scorching hot Boom Festival 2012.
Someone brought a massive inflatable slide to Elektronisk Karneval 2007.
Strange balloon meet-up at Roskilde Festival 2013.
Chilling out with balloons just past dusk at Fusion 2019.
Tobias generously creates a big balloon for the crowd to play with at Elements 2022.
You probably thought that that was the biggest balloon in this collection, but this one is just a tad bigger. Massive blue balloon walks by at Roskilde Festival 2007.
Mads is surrounded by a magical necklace of tiny flags at Elektronisk Karneval 2005.
The most massive floating flag at the entrance of Sonnendeck, Fusion 2019.


For more raver playfulness, read Blasts from the Past: Back When Masks Were Fun

DID YOU MISS A DAY OF JUngLEkalenderen? Go here:

December 1st: Ravers are the Experts: Slowing Down in Fast Lives
December 2nd: How to be a Raver: The Sunglasses Special
December 3rd: Blasts from the Past: Birthday Bash Edition
December 4th: The 7 best things about being a raver

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