Why music purists love to hate Steve Aoki and EDM
Sydney’s lockout laws: Kings Cross ‘resets’ with calls for self-regulation

Musical subcultures have long been a prism through which we can view our more animalistic tendencies. The latest stomping ground to be contested is EDM, a genre of electro-trance dance music famed for its “bass drops” and large festival settings.

Since footage of a brawl at the Sydney leg of the dance music festival Stereosonic appeared on You Tube, it has prompted several online rants against aggressive, musclebound punters, which have gone viral in turn.

Everyone is over The Roid up Bro’s muscle culture, can’t they just see that they are a laughing stock… Brother EVERYONE is laughing at your Shorts, singlets, fake tans, bumbags and cartoon shaped bodies … but more importantly we are sick of the charged up violence you bring… time for a change! – If it means that we will profile you at entry point and stop you entering – you will be stopped! 40 dumb khunts are not going to spoil a great day enjoyed by thousands! #‎brothernoonegivesafuckaboutyourbody‬

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Is Stereosonic backlash against ‘roid up’ festivalgoers a case of class warfare?

Reactions against violence at dance music festivals are justified, but attempts to enforce dress codes and deny entry based on appearances are not
Why music purists love to hate Steve Aoki and EDM
Sydney’s lockout laws: Kings Cross ‘resets’ with calls for self-regulation

Musical subcultures have long been a prism through which we can view our more animalistic tendencies. The latest stomping ground to be contested is EDM, a genre of electro-trance dance music famed for its “bass drops” and large festival settings.

Since footage of a brawl at the Sydney leg of the dance music festival Stereosonic appeared on You Tube, it has prompted several online rants against aggressive, musclebound punters, which have gone viral in turn.

Everyone is over The Roid up Bro’s muscle culture, can’t they just see that they are a laughing stock… Brother EVERYONE is laughing at your Shorts, singlets, fake tans, bumbags and cartoon shaped bodies … but more importantly we are sick of the charged up violence you bring… time for a change! — If it means that we will profile you at entry point and stop you entering — you will be stopped! 40 dumb khunts are not going to spoil a great day enjoyed by thousands! #‎brothernoonegivesafuckaboutyourbody‬

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