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A game of Uno and Twister: An inside look into the Midnight Mafia festival in Sydney


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From games of Uno and Twister to bizarre ‘hakken’ dancing and budgie smugglers: What REALLY happens inside one of Australia’s biggest raves

  • From a game of Uno to Twister, revellers take part in wild board games at Midnight Mafia on Saturday night
  • As thousands crowded around the stage, a group of friends huddled on the ground to play the card game 
  • Thousands of revellers stripped down to their fluorescent sports bras and mini shorts despite the cold snap
  • Most women opted for comfort during the seven hour hardstyle music event held at Sydney Showground  
  • Bright pink bikini tops and lime green sports bras with matching up-do ponytails or long braids were popular
  • Male festival goers dared to bare throughout the night as well, posing topless for photos with friends

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From a round of Twister to a game of Uno to a bizarre dancing style dubbed ‘hakken’, these are some of the wild and bizarre antics revellers got up to at Midnight Mafia.

Over ten thousand ravers flocked to Sydney Showground in western Sydney for the hard-style electronic music event on Saturday night. 

As patrons crowded around the stage to get up close to the music, others opted for less traditional ways to spend their time enjoying the music festival.

Footage posted to social media captured a group of friends huddled over in a circle on their knees while playing a game of Uno as an onlooker held a flashlight on their phone to light up the dark space.  

Another group of shirtless revellers laid out a large plastic mat and started playing Twister while dancing. 

 

Video footage shows a group of friends enjoying a game of Uno (pictured) while the crowd around them dances to the blasting music

From a round of Twister (pictured) to a game of Uno (right) to dancing in budgie smugglers, these are some of the wild and often bizarre antics revellers got up to at Midnight Mafia

Thousands of party-goers flocked to Sydney Showground in western Sydney for the hard-style electronic music event on Saturday night

Thousands of party-goers flocked to Sydney Showground in western Sydney for the hard-style electronic music event on Saturday night

Male attendees dared to bare throughout the night as well, posing topless for photos while tucking their shirts into their pants or tying them around their waists. 

One reveller even stripped down to his budgie smugglers and stood above the crowd on a friend’s shoulders while pumping his fists in the air in time with the pulsing beats.   

The dance style of choice for the event was ‘hakken’, a form of rave dance originating from the Netherlands hardcore scene and often mocked for its similarity to the ‘chicken dance’.  

Most women opted for comfort during the eight-hour hardstyle music event, choosing bright active wear and sneakers.

Bright pink bikini tops and lime green sports bras with matching up-do ponytails or long braids were the most popular choices for female festival goers. 

Patrons flooded social media with pictures of their most outlandish outfits throughout and after the event, trying to outdo the 2018 outfits, which again followed the sportswear theme.   

Patrons were tricked out in green bikini tops and pink sports bras at the Midnight Mafia music festival

Patrons were tricked out in green bikini tops and pink sports bras at the Midnight Mafia music festival

Bright pink bikini tops and lime green sports bras with matching up-do ponytails or long braids were the most popular choices for female festival goers

Lynne Coleman, also known as Defqon Mum, was spotted by multiple young attendees throughout the day and took a few pictures with fans.

She became a staple feature on the Sydney festival circuit after sharing her love for hardstyle music on social media, posting photos of herself at recent Defqon, Knockout Circuz and Midnight Mafia events.

One woman put a unique twist on traditional black hot pants, printing the hashtag ‘Rave Queen’ onto the back on the shorts. 

Another chose a pink cheetah print gym tight and matching skeleton mask ensemble, differentiating her from her friend, who chose an almost identical outfit in fluro pink spandex tights. 

Over 10,000 ravers showed up to the music festival on Saturday night

 Over 10,000 ravers showed up to the music festival on Saturday night

Most women opted for comfort during the seven-hour hardstyle music event, choosing bright active wear and sneakers

 Most women opted for comfort during the seven-hour hardstyle music event, choosing bright active wear and sneakers

Patrons flooded social media with pictures of their most outlandish outfits throughout and after the event, trying to outdo the 2018 outfits, which again followed the sportswear theme

Patrons flooded social media with pictures of their most outlandish outfits throughout and after the event, trying to outdo the 2018 outfits, which again followed the sportswear theme

Patrons flooded social media with pictures of their most outlandish outfits throughout and after the event, trying to outdo the 2018 outfits, which again followed the sportswear theme

One woman put a unique twist on traditional black hot pants, printing the hashtag ‘Rave Queen’ onto the back on the shorts. 

Another chose a pink cheetah print gym tight and matching skeleton mask ensemble, differentiating her from her friend, who chose an almost identical outfit in fluro pink spandex tights.  

Despite a heavy police presence and the festival’s zero drug policy, 32 people were arrested and charged with drug possession while six were taken to hospital after suspected drug overdoses.

Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting any of the people pictured were charged by police, kicked out or had any involvement with illegal drugs.

Another chose a pink cheetah print gym tight and matching skeleton mask ensemble, differentiating her from her friend, who chose an almost identical outfit in fluro pink spandex tights

Another chose a pink cheetah print gym tight and matching skeleton mask ensemble, differentiating her from her friend, who chose an almost identical outfit in fluro pink spandex tights

Lynne Coleman, also known as Defqon Mum, was spotted by multiple young attendees throughout the day and took a few pictures with fans

Lynne Coleman, also known as Defqon Mum, was spotted by multiple young attendees throughout the day and took a few pictures with fans

Male festival goers dared to bare throughout the night as well, posing topless for photos while tucking their shirts into their pants or tying them around their waists

Male festival goers dared to bare throughout the night as well, posing topless for photos while tucking their shirts into their pants or tying them around their waists

Male festival goers dared to bare throughout the night as well, posing topless for photos while tucking their shirts into their pants or tying them around their waists



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