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Kandi in the Rave Community

The following is a retelling of a performative event experienced by the informant:  Informant:  “ In the rave culture, that is the community and happenings surrounding EDM (electronic dance music) there are a lot of things that everyone in the community partakes in together as acts to show unity and respect. Actually, there is a… Continue Reading »

Splitting Poles and Friendship

Transcription Collector: So yeah, I remember when we were hanging out that you, like, had us walk around the poles if we both went on opposite sides of it. Is that something you do with everyone or, like, how did you learn that? Informant: Yeah! So, when I was in sixth or seventh grade, my… Continue Reading »

Exchanging Senior Portraits – A High School Custom

Item: Q: Did you take prom pictures? T: Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Oh! Exchanging pictures, that’s something people do, like prom pictures and senior pictures. Q: Why do people exchange senior pictures? T: Oh bro Ion’ know. I actually don’t know. Like… like… cause yenno people, like, write little notes on the back of it? Q: Mhmm…. Continue Reading »

Friendship Toast

When at a large group dinner with many friends all drinking and eating, Lizzie offers a toast: “There’s good ships and wood ships and ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships so cheers to you and me” After she gave the toast, I ask when she uses that particular toast: “I… Continue Reading »