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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» Gamos replied on Sun Sep 19, 2010 @ 8:17pm
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[ www.vancouversun.com ]






In the early and mid-1990s, music-thumping, densely packed all-night raves -- dance parties -- in Vancouver were largely underground, unlicensed and unpoliced.

But by 1998, says a veteran RCMP drug officer, raves were becoming mainstream, they had security and they were largely alcohol-free, although illegal drugs -- ecstasy, GHB and methamphetamine -- were common.

As raves rose in popularity in the late '90s and early 2000s, first Vancouver and then Richmond licensed the events in an effort to bring them above ground, RCMP Sgt. Scott Rintoul said.

There was little violence, he said, because rave drugs didn't induce that type of behaviour.

But over the last 12 years, Rintoul noted, "the rave scene has really died off. ... It's no longer what it used to be."

There are some exceptions, such as the large, popular Shambala Rave in Salmo. In Vancouver, there are still large raves a few times a year at the Pacific Coliseum.

He said the same types of drugs are still found at today's raves, but there are also copycat drugs and new drugs such as ketamine, and alcohol is much more prevalent, creating conditions for potentially toxic mixing of substances. There have been several fatal overdoses at local raves in recent years.

Rintoul said it was unclear whether last weekend's notorious party in Pitt Meadows, which was billed as a rave, truly was a rave. Police say a 16-year-old girl was gang-raped at the event.

It certainly wasn't licensed and regulated the way raves were earlier this decade, and that's a trend. Rintoul said larger raves are increasingly being replaced by smaller "bush parties" with few rules.

"It's no holds barred. There is no security today. There is no police presence. It is participant beware," he said.

Rintoul stressed that teens should avoid using drugs and alcohol, and watch their drinks to make sure they are not spiked.

"My concern today is the increased risky behaviour" people engage in when using drugs. "They are using more than just the one, and that is problematic because people do dumber things."

Vincent Parker, a 26-year-old who began organizing raves eight years ago, agreed the rave scene has changed a lot over the past decade.

In the late 1990s, Parker said, while the drug ecstasy was widespread at raves, the parties had a community vibe with little violence.

"It used to be something for dancing," he said. "But it was co-opted a long time ago by a bunch of people who are more interested in the druggie element. ... It's been driven by hard-drug use for a while."

Parker said raves are increasing organized by "sketchy" people "who aren't necessarily doing it for the right reasons."

As well, he said, the rave scene has moved out of the cities to smaller towns and rural areas where there's less police oversight.

Parker said he and his friends have long left raves behind and are interested now in promoting concerts for bands.

Nathan Messer is president of the board of directors of Dance-Safe, a non-profit U.S.-based organization with volunteers who have been running harm-reduction booths at raves with information about drug safety, safe sex and other health issues since 1998.

Until a few years ago, Dance-Safe worked hand-in-hand with a similar Vancouver group.

Messer said that in the U.S., and he believes also in Canadian cities such as Vancouver and Montreal, raves are still popular, but are now held in clubs or art venues.

"If you think of a definition of a rave as un-permitted in an old warehouse, that hasn't happened for a long time," he said. "There is a lot less underground parties."

Messer said the venues for above-ground raves might be safer today, but there is increased danger from the new, untested drugs that are replacing ecstasy.

"We don't know a whole lot about the substances that are being sold as ecstasy right now," he said.



Is Vincent Parker a sell out?
Do only sketchy people promote raves these days?
We're raves better in the late 90s?

Discuss...
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Good [+2]Toggle ReplyLink» Br34th3 replied on Sun Sep 19, 2010 @ 8:29pm
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1- who?
2- not "only" but a lot of recent "promoters" can't be taken seriously
3- that's very subjective and personal, for me... yes, but things were different back then. I'd have to say its a lot like comparing apples and oranges.
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» Gamos replied on Sun Sep 19, 2010 @ 8:35pm
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Vincent Parker, a 26-year-old who began organizing raves eight years ago, agreed the rave scene has changed a lot over the past decade.

In the late 1990s, Parker said, while the drug ecstasy was widespread at raves, the parties had a community vibe with little violence.

"It used to be something for dancing," he said. "But it was co-opted a long time ago by a bunch of people who are more interested in the druggie element. ... It's been driven by hard-drug use for a while."

Parker said raves are increasing organized by "sketchy" people "who aren't necessarily doing it for the right reasons."

As well, he said, the rave scene has moved out of the cities to smaller towns and rural areas where there's less police oversight.

Parker said he and his friends have long left raves behind and are interested now in promoting concerts for bands.


I present Vincent Parket
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Good [+4]Toggle ReplyLink» Nuclear replied on Sun Sep 19, 2010 @ 11:56pm
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RAVE NEWS




Caught fucking in an alleyway

This ones a little dirty, in more ways then one. One of your favorite rave promoters was recently caught with his pants down and his girlfriend with her legs up by a group of teenagers. The kids caught the couple in flagrant indelicte while taking a shortcut through a dank and grungy alley behind a fast food restaurant.

The horny couple had ducked into the alley while on their way to an after party for a quickie, and ended up putting on a show for a half dozen minors. The kids, incidentally, screamed in disgust at the couple. The promoter laughed it off and yelled a few ribald comments at the children about the virtues of carnality, but his girlfriend was decidedly more demure in her response to being discovered in a compromising position.

To the credit of our reckless duo, the cops were never called, and their adventures in outdoor sex were never punished by the forces of moral decency which rule over our sensible society.

For the record, the danger of getting caught might have added a certain thrill for the girlfriend, but the promoter is so shameless that fucking in a dark alley has absolutely no effect on his libido, for good or ill. He'd just as soon have sex in a garbage dump as he would in an airplane, a sewer, a ritzy hotel room, or in the middle of a school room that was full of students. His libido would stay level in all cases, for he is a sexual force of nature, constant like the speed of light.

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You know you want more RAVE NEWS!!! OCTOBER 1ST!!!
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Good [+2]Toggle ReplyLink» SourUltraFast replied on Mon Sep 20, 2010 @ 11:20am
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hawt!
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» a.POSFORD replied on Tue Sep 21, 2010 @ 8:49pm
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u said it man!
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» Choda_Bean replied on Tue Sep 21, 2010 @ 11:24pm
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shit! i got caught again!
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Good [+3]Toggle ReplyLink» JamesBrown replied on Wed Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:35am
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Hilarious.

And, indeed, the rave sure is sketchier when ketamine & GHB are more prevalent than MDMA.
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» databoy replied on Wed Sep 22, 2010 @ 7:47pm
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Originally Posted By JAMESBROWN

Hilarious.

And, indeed, the rave sure is sketchier when ketamine & GHB are more prevalent than MDMA.


GHB makes peoples sociable and horny, ketamine makes peoples into bumbling vegetables.

Ill take sociable and horny peoples over bumbling vegetables any day.
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» Screwhead replied on Wed Sep 22, 2010 @ 7:50pm
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Originally Posted By DATABOY

Ill take sociable and horny peoples over bumbling vegetables any day.


wtf are you doing posting on ravewave all the time, then???
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» databoy replied on Wed Sep 22, 2010 @ 7:55pm
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lol

...in party's.
On forums i find the bumbling vegetables sometimes entertaining.
Like that guy in the convenience store falling all over everything... [ www.youtube.com ]
But believe it or not, not everyone on ravewave is a bumbling vegetable. A lot of the peoples here are quite funny and interesting.

What is reeeealy sketchy and dangerous though is mixing ghb and ketamine.
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Good [+2]Toggle ReplyLink» cjbsexx replied on Thu Sep 23, 2010 @ 5:06pm
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Underground parties happen almost every week in Montreal... This article is BS.
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» Rakoon replied on Thu Sep 23, 2010 @ 5:11pm
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Journalists still make articles about raves?
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» v.2-1 replied on Thu Sep 23, 2010 @ 6:53pm
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Originally Posted By RAKOON

Journalists still make articles about raves?


I was about to post the same thing. :)

Seriously, that journalist must've been either very desperate, lazy or on the verge of getting fired.
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» HighdroXy replied on Fri Sep 24, 2010 @ 4:14pm
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What is reeeealy sketchy and dangerous though is mixing ghb and ketamine***********88

lol... not realy
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» databoy replied on Fri Sep 24, 2010 @ 7:04pm
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I guess sketchy for some is just normal for others.
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Good [+3]Toggle ReplyLink» Kire replied on Sat Sep 25, 2010 @ 7:39pm
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ghb ? haven't really seen that thrown down.. K, for sure. iunno maybe they're different in vc cause t.o n mtl raves have a great vibe 'shrugs' maybe to some people its about getting fucked up but personally the love of the music and the energy is what's driven me and my crew to keep coming back.

community and organization is pretty key here as well... personally i don't think the rave scene is dying
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» HighdroXy replied on Tue Sep 28, 2010 @ 5:16am
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community and organization is pretty key here as well... personally i don't think the rave scene is dying*********************************************

me neither, but not as good as it used to be
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Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» AliceInAcidLand replied on Fri Oct 1, 2010 @ 4:03pm
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it goes up and down, I've noticed in the past 3 years..
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Good [+2]Toggle ReplyLink» Nuclear replied on Fri Oct 1, 2010 @ 4:53pm
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RAVE NEWS - OCTOBER 1ST




THE WET T-SHIRT GANGSTER

Once upon a time, the rave scene of our fair city lived under the vicious thumb of several biker gangs. The island of Montreal was carved into a patchwork of territories, each one controlled by rival criminal organizations. When a party promoter organized an event in an area controlled by the bikers, he'd get a visit from one of their low level members. This guy, and it was always a guy, would be the chaperone of a group of street dealers called 'The Syndicate'. He would tell the promoter in no uncertain terms that he and his friends were getting in for free, gave the promoter 10 pills for his friends and mentions that only they could sell drugs at the party and if anyone else were to do so they would have their fingers broken or worse.

One day, a particular biker and his retinue of dealers visited a tiny happy hardcore party that was being thrown by a minor, first time promoter. The biker, who looked like a creepier version of Ron Jeremy, barged his way through the line-up and told the people doing door duty that he wanted to talk to the promoter. They shrugged their shoulders, and called for the small time event planner who had organized the event.

The promoter and the gangster had a quick conversation, and a few minutes later four or five lily white dealers, most of them dressed like rejects from a Coolio music video, strutted into the party and stationed themselves close to the bathrooms. Their boss, meanwhile, gave himself VIP access to the event, and decided to hang out behind the water bar, where he rifled through the backpacks of the sales people.

One of the water bar volunteers, for reasons unknown, had a super soaker in his bag, and the gangster decided to steal it. He spent the rest of the party chasing down girls wearing white t-shirts, and spraying their with his stolen water gun. One 16 year old girl was so enamored with her middle aged, toy gun toting gangster that she dragged him to a quiet corner of the party....

And things got a little steamy.

The moral of the story is that, if you're a criminal, you can score with an underaged school girl if you spray water on her tits with a super soaker.
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