The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Raagggggge!
Raagggggge!
Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

Thousands upon thousands came to Rawhide Western Town in Chandler this past Friday, all of whom had pretty much the same goal in mind -- partying their asses off at the Valley's biggest electronic dance music event of the year, the Mad Decent Block Party.

They came clad in off-kilter costumes, neon-colored clothing, snarky t-shirts bearing such declaratives as "Sorry Dad" and "Roll Hard or Go Home," or very little clothing at all. And they transformed an acre of grass on the grounds of the kitschy theme park into a flashy and frenetic wonderland of raging fueled by the music of Diplo, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, and other Mad Decent DJs and performers. (Hell, rapper Waka Flocka Flame even showed up to party.)

And amongst the many in attendance -- including all manner of clubbers, hip-hop lovers, EDM fanatics, indie kids, college students, and even all the ravers (who came despite the event's controversial "kandi" ban) -- there were some folks who raged harder than others.

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There were the dudes in crazy-ass costumes or bearing hilarious signs, as well as the ladies who screamed their lungs out when Francis took the stage, all the Flosstradamus fans who went all out in the mosh pit, the folks that collectively lost their shit when Waka Flocka came out, or anyone who gave great rage faces while writhing about in the enormous crowd.

We attempted to capture as much of the spectacle of the Mad Decent Block Party's first-ever stop in Metro Phoenix as possible and put together a rundown of the biggest party animals and the most epic of ragers we spotted at the event.

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Three's a crowd

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

One big bro-off

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Flosstradamus represent!

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

DJ Hanzel's biggest fan

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Happy fucking birthday  

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Ready to rage

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Ready for the beach

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

The party posse

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

A member of STRFKR's dance crew

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Red alert  

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

The mass twerk-off that ensued during Diplo's set

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

The poster child for the Mad Decent Block Party

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Partying patriotically

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Crazy cats sporting crazy cats

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Good advice  

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Getting racheted up for Diplo

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Neon princess

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

A full-on brodeo

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Going for a shoulder ride

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Adorable  

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Best. Face. Ever.

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Stay gold, ladies, stay gold

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Per Urban Dictionary: "dank" daNGk/adjective - Formerly used to denote really potent weed, it now means really or awesome.

There. You're now up on the lingo.

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Hey, sailors.

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Chi-Town's biggest rager  

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Living it up in lingerie

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Triangle? Play symbol? Flosstradamus' logo? You decide.

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Howdy, pardners.

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Peace, yo.

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Um...no thank you.  

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Nice hat, but the Mad Decent Boat Party ain't until November

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

The technicolor cowboy

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Shades of glory

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

In full bloom

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Space oddities  

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Congratulations! You just passed the craft component of Mad Decent 101

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Colorful chicas

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Random acts of beardom

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Diplo said "don't wear fuzzy boots" but we'll give you a pass this time

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Femmes de Flosstradamus  

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

These ladies come with a warning label.

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

So...any takers?

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Thankfully, they had plenty of twerk-o-hol at the Mad Decent Block Party

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Black is the new, um...black

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

ASU's "Fork'em" hand gesture is suitable for all sorts of occasions.  

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

They see you rollin, they ha...well, you know the rest

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Waka Flocka Flame puts your raging to shame

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Getting hydrated before going hard

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Silly rabbit

The 50 Biggest Ragers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014

Kermit the Frog is an effin' party animal

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