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SingleRavers.com Honors American Veterans By Granting Them Free Festival Tickets

SingleRavers.com, the dating site that has been called "the Tinder for ravers," stepped up big this weekend by sending four US veterans to Mysteryland in Bethel, NY. With the US Department of Veteran affairs constantly under fire for neglectful practices, it has come upon the private sector to honor America's great heroes and it is great to see the EDM community stepping up to the plate. 

EDM.com caught up with Jason Sanabria of Albany, NY, a veteran who was awarded a pass to Mysteryland USA this past weekend, to discuss how EDM has affected his life and what he was most looking forward to this Memorial Day weekend. We want to give a big shout out to Jason and all of the troops for their service and happy Memorial Day to the 300 million Americans that are extending their appreciation to the armed forces today.

Name: Jason Sanabria
Hometown: Albany, NY
Rank: E-4 Specialist

Please explain your service: 

Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation New Dawn. I served as a Motor Transportation Operator, driving Combat Logistical Patrols throughout the country of Iraq. Our convoys were responsible for transporting ammunition, military equipment, weapons, and other essential supplies to different FOBs (Forward Operating Bases) throughout the country of Iraq. My unit was a part of the biggest Military draw down in United States history. I was awarded the following medals: Army Commendation Medal, Combat Action Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve medal w/ m device, and Good Conduct Medal

How has electronic dance music influenced your life?

EDM Has influenced my life in a few different ways. I have learned to judge less and appreciate more. You never know what someone else has been through, you truly cannot judge a book by its cover. Since being introduced into the EDM scene, I have had nothing but good times and made real, genuine friends. EDM has brought a lot of happiness back into my life, if I was never introduced to it, I feel like my life would be a lot different. 

Who/What are you looking most forward to experiencing at Mysteryland USA 2015?

I'm hyped to see Diplo & Dillon Francis, can't wait to hear Doctor P drop that dirty dub, as well as the homie Space Jesus, and let's not forget Bro Safari. I'm looking forward to experiencing my first festival with my friends and having a great time meeting new people and just enjoying life. 

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