Epilepsy and Electronic Dance Music Festivals

Electronic dance music concerts can be found all across North America, from Los Angeles to Miami. First and foremost, it is absolutely imperative that you do your research, before committing to attend. There are literally hundreds of venues, from expensive ones like museums and concert halls, to smaller ones such as schools and community centers. In addition to that, there are also a wide range of different artists performing, from pop stars to underground artists. To ensure you get what you’re looking for, you’ll need to narrow down your choices by considering some key questions.

What exactly is electronic dance music concerts? As the name suggests, these are concerts where you can listen to electronic dance music instead of just listening to normal music. In other words, you get to literally ‘feel’ the beats, along with all the other special features the artists have. Best of all, because it’s digital and can be recorded at home, you never have to worry about tape backups, or any other such problems. So, what are some good places to go to?

First, it is extremely important that you get your research done before going to any electronic dance music concerts. You need to find out if the concert you’re interested in is for adults only, or if children are also welcome (this is called “photo-sensitive epilepsy” or PSE). If your medical insurance covers it, you may want to bring a printout of the warning signs of epilepsy, so you can have those on hand as well. Some of the most common ones include seizures, lack of coordination or balance issues, light effects, and other similar conditions. Of course, you don’t need to have seizures to enjoy the music, but taking pictures of them for your records may come in handy.

Because some of these electronic dance concerts include light effects, people who have seizure problems should especially be careful about which show they attend. Especially for light effects, the lights can sometimes trigger a seizure. So, find out about any special shows before attending them.

Also, if you or someone you love is having an off night, these types of concerts can be a great option. Sometimes just being able to relax and be in a new place can help everyone feel better. These are perfect for epileptic seizures. And believe it or not, there are even some epilepsy sufferers who say that going to these type of concerts help them overcome their seizures. Keep this in mind when you are considering electronic dance show options for your child or loved one.

As mentioned above, epilepsy and light effects are both reasons why it’s a good idea to find out about these types of shows before booking them. The good news is that with the advances in technology that we have seen in the past few years, epilepsy sufferers and their epilepsy symptoms are no longer an issue. However, the bad news is that light effects can still happen. So, take care and prepare accordingly.

Strobe lighting is one of the things that can cause seizure symptoms for those with epilepsy. This is why you should prepare accordingly if you are going to go to electronic dance music festivals. Another thing that can cause a seizure is strobe lighting. So, you should always be extra careful when at these festivals. In addition, the strobe lighting should always be behind you. In other words, if you are singing on stage and you go into the back booth, you shouldn’t have strobe lights shining directly at you.

In addition to all of this, if you go to night-time festivals, you are more exposed to light that can potentially affect your condition. So, you should definitely consider wearing sunscreen or some sort of hat to shield your eyes from the bright sunlight during night-time festivals. Finally, keep in mind that the best times to go to these type of events is during the day and at night. If you do, you’ll have less chance of experiencing epileptic seizures while at electronic dance music concerts.

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