I love attending the raves at ACen. I enjoy partying and dancing all night and also meet new people during this event. This weekend there was a change on how the event is now being proceeded in which I have to agree. To those that are not aware, the rave now requires to have their guests to be 18+ of age. This is due to regulations, and possible state law, that the convention must follow (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). At the same time, I like the fact that all the people dancing are of age because I don't want to feel uncomfortable of dancing with someone below the age (it can be hard to tell on several occasions, which everyone can agree).
However, I also feel bad for those that do want to attend a dancing party. I know that there is the crystal ball formal dance but it can't be enough for many. My suggestion is that for future events, there should be 2 separate rave events. One that is for all ages in which it should end at a particular time and then one for 18+ only. This might be a bit hard to schedule but it can be accomplished and I have a small suggestion. There are 4 big ballrooms/large capacity event rooms. 2 of them are in the Hyatt and 2 in the upstairs conference room where the main convention took place. One of those rooms can be utilized for the all ages rave party because when I went to the panels running during the same time, one of them was near empty so they could be moved to one of the smaller panel rooms downstairs of the Hyatt. That way it could be easier to handle and the audience might be more manageable. It is just a personal suggestion because I want everyone to enjoy a good time but I can see that the convention must also follow the rules and by-laws that is needed.
This post has been edited by brasilianman: 19 May 2014 - 07:33 AM