"Shut Up and Dance’s 1991 hardcore LP ‘Dance Before the Police Come’ was released at a time when the UK authorities were struggling to contain the massive explosion of raves. Thousands of people each weekend were playing a cat and mouse game with the police to party in fields and warehouses, and if the state was often outwitted by meeting points in motorway service stations and convoys of cars, it tried to keep the lid on the phenomenon by staging high profile raids."Dance before the police come
: a social history, covering UK (and US) raves, queer activism, morality police (both figurative and literal) and racial discrimination. [more inside]
posted by Len
on Jul 9, 2012 -
Truth About Rave? "Raves are a means of the devil to solicit worship. The Raver who commits himself to ingest drugs and dance the night away is unsuspectingly presenting his entire body as an instrument to express worship to demons and satan."
And here I thought God was a DJ
posted by grabbingsand
on Dec 5, 2003 -
Designer Drugs and Raves - Second Edition (PDF)
. A Royal Canadian Mounted Police document designed to educate and inform police officers and social workers alike, complete with helpful photos of "The Candy Raver".
The result of a three-year 'intelligence probe' into the rave scene, it's an interesting read, and a fairly good indication of the Canadian government's attitude towards increasing drug use at raves and nightclubs.
posted by Jairus
on Mar 7, 2002 -
Environmentally Correct Dance Party Set for Amazon.
"Brazil's lush Amazon rain forest may be best known for its isolated Indian tribes and abundant wildlife, but local officials hope it will soon be a hotbed of techno music ... [the] four-day 'rave' that is expected to lure tens of thousands of clubbers from around the world to all-night 'environmentally correct' dance parties." Can any one give me a ride?
posted by madreblu
on Aug 3, 2001 -
This is a long-running community website, starting life as a mailing list way back in 1992. Since becoming a member in 1997, I've found it the liveliest, strongest and sometimes most seditious web site community I know. The main tenets are dance music (from jazz, through dub, reggae but most emphatically house, techno, drum'n'bass and whatever the scene throws up), hedonism, politics and networking. You have to subscribe to take part, but if you're a DJ, producer, music fan, clubber, raver, psychonaut or revolutionary, you'll be made to feel welcome. Check it out, but beware if you're a big fan of trance music.
posted by hmgovt
on May 11, 2001 -
Not that I'm into that sort of thing, but PillReports
- apparently a spinoff of BlueLight
(wonder how much KMart offered for that one) - offers moderated discussion about Ecstacy
, so you might be able to get some idea of what that pill you just paid $20 for is likely to do to you. Things there aren't verified by actual lab tests like they are at DanceSafe
, but it's better than being completely
posted by endquote
on Mar 27, 2000 -
Rave culture is a strange thing,
but the Lingua Ravia will tell you the difference between a hoochie
and a twinkie
. Unless, of course, all you want to know about is drugs
. The site is filled with sarcastic definitions of commonly used terms in the scene
. It's funny if you know what he's talking about, and educational if you don't.
posted by endquote
on Jan 25, 2000 -