|Posted On:||2006-09-08 04:21:16|
We hear that all the time, support the scene. It's even became a popular diss to tell someone they're "hurting the scene". Do we really know what supporting the scene means? First of all, you can't support more than what you want. Supporting too much means getting jaded, and that's definitely not good support. (read "a raver's life" to find out how) This entry is not about what to do, it's about what not to do. Listening To:
First, message boards. It's pretty simple, lots of random people read them, and what they read is the image they have of our scene. When they read threads that diss a dj or a promoter, or random raver drama, they see the scene as being full of drama. Some things are meant to stay private. If you have a problem with someone, just talk to that person in private. This is the kind of things my mom used to tell me when I was a kid, and I honestly still can't believe adults can't do it. You can't be friend with anyone, and there will be people you won't like. That's fine, but leave the rest of us alone with it.
Second point is the ever famous guestlist. No wonder for how much time you've been in the scene, what you've done, the friends you have, no promoter will EVER have to write your name on the guestlist. Most promoters lose money, and when they do make some, it's well deserved for many months of hard work. All you need to pay is 10, 15, 20 dollars. Even if the party is more expensive, no promoter's doing it for the money. Paying your ticket is probably the best way to support the scene. This is how we're gonna have bigger parties. If you're broke and can't come to a party, it's sometimes better to stay home, or borrow some money from a friend. Keep in mind that most promoters risk their shirt in throwing raves. Far more than the 20$ you would pay to get in.
Another thing, thread the autorities with respect. Sure, you don't like to see the police at a party, but they're just doing their job. Busting a rave is a lot of paperwork, plus they'll get tons of kids in the streets in the middle of the night. Most policemen would rather leave the party as it is. If people are disrespectful, it might just convince them to go through the trouble.
In the end, it's the same conclusion as always, have fun, respect your scene, and everything will go well. And before you tell someone that they're hurting the scene, think about your own attitude. Those people are best left ignored. Let's focus on the people who make the scene alive, rather than those who disrespect it.
Sayan - In da club