COVID-19 is like a disposable camera—it has no place in modern society, but it conjures nostalgic memories of old. iPhones are to disposable cameras what COVID-19 is to live music. The only difference, however, is that live music will eventually return.

Until that happens, though, we can only look at the past through rose colored glasses and hope the hues don't fade. To that end, a number of electronic music artists and labels have taken to social media in recent weeks to share old videos of intoxicating concert moments that are crystallized in time as mementos of a once-vibrant EDM zeitgest. However, these little vignettes should be emblematic not of a culture lost, but a culture with a stormproof foundation ready to be reborn.

Here are 10 glorious pre-pandemic EDM concert moments for the nostalgic.

Excision

Deadmau5

Afrojack

Kaskade

Armin van Buuren

Anjunabeats

Alan Walker

Aly & Fila

Chris Lake

MORTEN

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