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first got interested in “acid house music” in 1987 onwards, but I was only 14 then and parents were strict about going out (the “pubs, clubs and ministry of sound” sketch in the BBC’s Asian comedy “Goodness Gracious Me” is spot on in that respect!)

was going to local clubs by age 16 or so but there weren’t many substances about in those days and they were way expensive…

didn’t start raving proper until my first years at Uni in 1990/1 – took my first pill around then, there were a good few dealing networks at Uni as people sold them to fund their courses and the cops didn’t stick their snouts in on uni campuses like they do nowadays…

first started going to licensed events in London… in 1991/2 I got some hassle from Uni for proper rinsing their computer networks (I was using the Internet when it was still restricted to the academics which proper pissed them off I tell you…) – left and just get a normal job..

got back to Reading and the rave scene was just kicking off, there was licensed events every weekend and a few good outdoor free parties. Even then I always preferred the free parties as they were cheaper (pills were £15 then BTW but probably had more MDMA in them, but you had to watch out for duds because of the high price…)

that lasted until the end of 1992/3 when a combination of dealers fighting each other at events and subsequenct police action fucked up the commercial party scene and led to TVP’s first zero tolerance policy which worked for about a year or so then the parties started up again.

Been partying in some form or another (with a couple of breaks before it gets too much) ever since…

funny people mention fishing though, as loads of my friends in the early 90s used to go fishing..

As for Sundays usually still partying in the morning/afternoon.., may go to a friends house for afternoon/evening or just get an early night (I work during the week at a job where I have to use my brain and of sleep isn’t good!)