Escape From Wonderland

645 WordsFeb 2, 20183 Pages
Whether it is a young girl’s favorite song on the radio, a college student’s escape from reality or a form of entertainment to a married couple, music brings everyone together. While some individuals may see music as nothing more than a song on the radio, it may be a major part of someone else’s life. Every month ravers unite as a community that spread positivity and love around one another at rave parties while they vibe and dance to electronic music from sunset to the early morning. In the late fifties, “rave” was first used in Britain as a title for the wild bohemian parties that occurred at the time. It was then briefly revived by the mods, a British youth subculture of the early to mid-1960s, and did not return into the trend until the illegal warehouse party scene in London in the early eighties. “The crowd was mixed, black and white, and it is likely that the term 'rave' came from Jamaican usage rather than a revival of any previous usage in Britain” (Evans). The main goal of these rave parties was to dance while listening to ‘good soulful music’. European clubs that sponsored raves in the 1980s tried to limit the exposure of attendees to the public and to law enforcement (NDIC, 2006). Raves were secretive, after-hours, private dance parties and were often held in clubs, abandoned warehouses, and private homes or even underground where attendance was restricted to invitees or friends of invitees. These locations were able to provide accommodation for the massive
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