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The throng at this year's Mad Decent Block Party at Rawhide in Chandler.
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The 50 Coolest People at Mad Decent Block Party 2016

Electronic dance music fandom is nothing if not diverse. And we witnessed this fact firsthand during the Mad Decent Block Party’s recent stop in the Valley this past weekend.

Over the course of back-to-back nights, we encountered EDM fans of every shape, size, and description. Rave kids and club junkies? Of course. Bare-chested bros and bikini-wearing ladies? Most definitely. Rager fiends, party monsters, and costume-clad characters? Them, too.

Thousands upon thousands of dance music aficionados were in attendance at the event, many of whom caught our attention, brought a smile to our faces with their antics, or were just memorable in general.

Here’s a look at the coolest Block Party attendees that we encountered.

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Electronic Dance Man
He's the hero that the Mad Decent Block Party needs.

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Pac Attack
Wearning a matching formal outfits to Mad Decent Block Party: cool. Wearing matching formal outfits made from Pac-Man material: really cool. 

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Winging It
They're definitely fly.

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Hood Life
Well, at least his head will stay warm.

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Squad Goals

Yes, there's actually a thing called the Queef Squad. 

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Conehead
Living the sweet life at the Mad Decent Block Party.

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Yellow Fellows
Going bananas for Dada Life at the Mad Decent Block Party.

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Tongue and Grooves
Three out of four friends agree: Sticking your tongue out is a fun way to pose for photos. 

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Trippy Times
EDM fans and Deadheads have a lot in common, come to think of it, including colorful music and even more colorful fashion choices.

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In the Zone
This is what a rage face looks like.

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Pikachu on This
Any guesses about what his CP level might be?

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Fox Force Five
T-Dawg's girl gang's got nothing on them.

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Surf's Up
Hanging 10 atop the crowd.

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Dada Daddies
Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom, better known as Dada Life, also put on a show-stopping performance. 

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Girls Gone Wild
This is what having a good time at an EDM event looks like.

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Chill with Brillz
After putting on an epic set at the Block Party, the colorful DJ/producer spent some time hanging with his fans in the crowd.

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Riding High
Taking a ride on a friend's shoulders, security be damned.

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Sparkle and Shine
Glitter makeup was sort of a big thing at this year's Mad Decent Block Party.

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Shrugging it Out
He's the human version of the ¯\_(?)_/¯ emoji.

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Care Bear Kids
Turning the Mad Decent Block Party into the land of Care-A-Lot.

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Marshmello Man
Gotta admit, at least it wasn't just another Deadmau5 doppelganger.

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Wascally Wabbits
They're all ears.

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Unicorn Love
She's magically delicious.

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Diplo Dames
They're his biggest fans ... at least at this particular event.

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Rainbow Bright
That shirt sort of sums up the colorfully weird nature of the Block Party and Mad Decent in general.

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Hoop Dreamers
Admit it, it's a cute photo.

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