Rather than slowly work my way up to my point I'm going to cut to the chase: over the next few hundred words, I'm going to make a case for why EDM shows are better than rock concerts. This statement will be viewed as heretical by many of you, especially those who refuse to believe that these button-pushers can compete with live music.
A year ago, I absolutely would have agreed with you. In fact, I'm still one of you. I'll be the first to admit there's a certain soul in live music that few DJs can conjure.
But live music is only one part of going to a concert. It's the most important part, but it doesn't always make up for the other parts of the concertgoing experience that are awful.
This isn't about the genre wars or button-pushing versus guitar-shredding. This is about the things that EDM shows get right that rock shows rarely do.