August 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm #1051334
Do you folks get out to free parties nowadays?
:bounce_flAugust 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm #1242779DaftFaderParticipant
Probably just a few times a year here. The aftermarth is just too much for me to do it everyweekend these days.August 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm #1242778GiantMidgetParticipant
Don’t go to freebies anymore. I could do but I the last 5 I went to got busted so I can’t be arsed with it! :/August 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm #1242777Tank GirlParticipant
This year not many at all, (I think 3)
but if it wasnt for uni work they’d have prob been several I could have gone to, Last year we got to about 10,
all with in the midlands and mainly 2 sound systems. One of the systems I think have actually purchased their own land and so they are I’d guess legal?August 10, 2011 at 7:17 pm #1242774
I was out last weekend 🙂August 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm #1242773August 10, 2011 at 7:24 pm #1242775
We had a fabulous time – all of the folk at the party too and no trouble whatsoever all weekend with banging tunesAugust 11, 2011 at 3:37 pm #1242772General LightingModerator
Not since 2009.
Its way too bait now, especially with the amount of needless violence which has come in to the EA scene and that the kids now involved aren’t even challenging it – they are letting the bullies win (there have been instances where even London crews have had to work with the Police to keep their parties safe).Also both sets of my friends in EA and SE England have had their sound system robbed. Long before London burned things have been going to shit on the rave scene here in England and these things are interlinked, its that selfish chav attitude where everyone tries to show who is hardest rather than have fun.
the last one I went to in 2009 was when it was claimed the air ambulance staff were “attacked”. This wasn’t precissely the case (it was more that rubberneckers were crowding them but TBH I can see how it looked as if they were hostile – also many people seem to have difficulty telling blue from green apart and thus mistake a paramedic rapid response car for feds) – but that year there had been fuckloads of extonox canisters robbed from Eastamb depots and NHS hospitals all across Suffolk so I think the NHS encouraged their frontline staff to take revenge against the ravers.
Given that because of my job now have to work closely with the NHS and (occasionally) even be prepared to provide info to Suffolk Constabulary it is now no longer safe or appropriate for me to attend unlicensed music events. I’d still be tempted by a decent legit one but no one is willing to put in the effort because its easier for many to travel to richer areas, plus these days most youth here give up partying in their early 20s..August 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm #1242776
Thats a shame that EA and SE england is so locked down but I understand why you dont go to unlicensed events with your work. Its sad when community breaks down to the point that ambulances and paramedics are feeling unsafe when helping injured people. No one should fear for their safety while dispensing medical attention – its like firemen getting attacked while at work – just totally wrong.
TBH I am looking at doing legal events again as well to underwrite the costs of maintaining the rig – most of them are going to be at least 12 months in the planning before anything gets announced – people I have worked with before who I can trust implicitly and now want to organise charity fundraisers. Mind you its a ridiculous long hike to come and see us from yours :laugh_at:
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