|Posted On:||2006-09-18 22:21:26|
Rewire 3's gonna be at Aria! This is cool news. It does remind me of another party in fact. Anyone remembers Phase one? Phase one was a party held on november 6th 2004. It turned out pretty good, and I remember having a lot of fun there. What's the link between Phase one and Rewire 3? Well, Phase one was held at gravity. Actually, it was the first rave ever to be held there. Same goes with Rewire 3, it's opening Aria's doors to rave promoters. Listening To:
Anyone who's been raving during the months following Phase one remember Gravity all too well. So many parties where held there everyone hated the place. People get tired of a venue, but it's even worse when it's an afterhour. The first party to be held in an afterhour is always cool. People feel like they've taken over a place. That the afterhour, that's normally the clubber's realm, and is viewed as hostile to ravers, as been "invaded". After a few parties, everyone notices this isn't really true; the afterhour still belongs to it's owner. Security is always present, and people get searched at the door. There's always the drug issue (I won't elaborate on this on a public blog, even though most people would) and an afterhour just doesn't lose that "club" feel.
We all know that when a venue is found, it usually gets overused until it's burned up. An afterhour won't burn up. You can rent it again, and again, and again. The only thing that will put it out of business is if people stop renting it and the place doesn't host regular club nights. This is what happened with Gravity actually, people stopped renting it, so it closed. Anyway, the point is that if an afterhour becomes a regular rave venue, it hurts the scene, a lot. It happened with Level, it happened with Gravity, let's hope it doesn't happen with Aria.
Many ravers are attracted by the underground feel found in raves. When all the parties happen in clubs, they lose the motivation to rave. Usually, when a raver leaves the scene, he leaves it for good. He might make a few combacks, but it's just not the same thing. Also, less people bring their friends. Parties just don't seem as fun anymore. We no longer feel like it's our party. Surrounded by big light effects, unfriendly security, publicity, the little rapper drug dealer hanging out by the bathroom selling overpriced crystal meth, what part of the rave still belongs to the ravers? In theory, it doesn't change anything. In practice, ravers don't like it, and it shows in the vibe.
So in the end, I'm sure Rewire 3 will be a success, but anyone who's thinking about renting Aria afterwards, think about this. The scene doesn't need another "dark age" of afterhour parties. Keep in mind that if you're doing a party in a club, you're gonna have a club vibe. Aria will be a fun venue 2 or 3 times, but afterwards, it's not gonna work.
Some happy hardcore