I don't get 'kandi'

Okay I've seen so many of these 'kandi' bracelets and I have to admit they are pretty cool and bright.
What I know about 'kandis'
They are bright.
They are called kandi.
They are actually pony beads.

What I don't get
Why they are called kandi.

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4 replies since 6th July 2013 • Last reply 6th July 2013

It's a term given to bracelets made out of pony beads worn/exchanged, at...well, erm...raves.

...I'll leave other users to explain raves to you, since you've stated in other posts that you're among the younger users and raves (at least from what my friends who have gone tell me) tend to involve drug use, and I've never been to one myself.

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Raves were big in the 90s - they were normally in warehouses or fields in the middle of nowhere. They were usually illegal so they were advertised by pirate radios, flyers and word of mouth and you would often have to ring a phone number at a certain time to get the exact location. Once there the rave was rave/dance music, drugs and people dancing or raving. They would go on all night or until the police arrived. I never went to any as it wasn't my thing but my sisters ex husband organised a few when he was younger. If you want a good explanation of how they worked then you should listen to Pulps - Sorted for Es and Whizz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbcR0x60WN0

On the subject of Kandi though I'm afraid I'm not a great deal of help. I haven't a clue why they are called Kandi but would be curious to know.

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I'm guessing that they are called Kandi bracelets because they look like sweets and there is already a bracelet called pony bracelets so I'm assuming it is to stop any confusion between the two.

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I know first I thought kandis were colorful/rainbow bracelets Tongue LOL

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