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Because Why WOULDN’T You Want To Have A Rave In A Radioactive Zone?

Music fests are fun things to experience, but I’m not sure about this one which happened a tad too close to one of the largest nuclear power plant failures in history.

A rave can be a fun experience for a lot of people. They’re typically into extreme things, whether it be unique fashion, extreme music, or whatever. This time, they’re into radioactive areas. Like, nuclear fallout.

Chernobyl is something we’ve all heard of. There’s always mention of it when someone brings up anything about nuclear power. Chernobyl was a nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine. The plant basically exploded back in 1986 during a test one night. They wanted to test for a power failure, but it became a sort of “perfect storm” of events. The cooling water overheated extremely rapidly, flashing into steam, causing the explosion. There was a fire, and then exposed radioactive material was released into the atmosphere.

The nearly 50,000 residents in the town were told everything was safe at first, and then about a day and a half later given just a couple hours to evacuate. The town still sits empty, abandoned, and basically in ruins to this day. A carnival that wasn’t even opened yet sits unused and decaying, homes sit furnished and full of belongings, all irradiated from the failure. Very few people have gone into the space, which is still dangerously radioactive.

Cue the ravers. There’s a music fest happening pretty much next to where that nuclear power plant exploded. It’s called “Artefact,” and it’s a sort of digital art experience. There are lights, sculptures, and music. There are guides helping groups of ravers into the fest, and you apparently get a radiation suit with entry. The guide says the suit “is for your protection from I don’t know what.” The suit is really more of a hooded jumpsuit, so you can only assume how well it’s rated for nuclear fallout. Either way, the military was present, so it seemed like it was “allowed” to happen. But what I’m saying is that if anyone invites you to a music fest near at the site of a nuclear disaster, you shouldn’t go. Check out some more info on the rave over here.

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