A general rave
must not be seen as a party that has been organised for the consumption of drugs in the first place.
I've spent the last seven years immersed in writing, but I used to go to lots of raves
when I was a teenager living in Mid Wales, where there are few nightclubs or venues that attract any big name bands or live music.
Undercover operations, for instance, now focus heavily on raves
, primarily targeting users and casual dealers rather than large-scale distributors.
Critics in the Los Angeles music industry and the American Civil Liberties Union said the law - fast-tracked without public comment - could have a chilling effect on rock concerts and other events, in addition to the rave
shows targeted by lawmakers.
Considering the thousands of rave
participants, they argue, overdoses are rare.
I think that is the real good that can come from raves
(interview, male raver, university student, 1995)
One day before the Race Rave
in February, UFORJE and racial justice committees from local branches hosted a day of training for WILPF members about the campaign's goals and programs.
Jungle, as an enclosed ghetto within rave
culture, comes closest to the perfect model of the desiring machine.
Drawing principally on coverage in the mainstream Canadian newspaper media, this paper seeks to elucidate how efforts to regulate, control and ultimately terminate raves
in Toronto assumed the form of a moral panic constructed through a risk-based mode of problematization.
Some people think it's all about the drugs, but my friends and I go to raves
, and we don't do drugs.
If I hadn't gone to raves
and been surrounded by people who were totally accepting, who knows if I would even be out today?
The newspaper described raves
as "one-night-only parties.
Ketamine, an animal tranquilizer, and GHB are also plentiful at raves
and can be taken at dangerous and even deadly levels because they are colorless and odorless, he said.
But that's what the city of Chicago would like to do to raves
, those all-night dance parties featuring electronic music, flashing lights, and silly hats.
After that party, the teen began attending raves
without asking permission.