Forums The Vibe Subscribers Rave, Reading – 12-12-09

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  • #1048477
    Anonymous

    Did anyone make it into the actual party before it got shut down??

    #1221391
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    I’m amazed they even tried, most of the venues in Reading were rinsed when I lived there..

    curiously there is absolutely nothing on TVP website about this, and normally they tend to brag a bit if they manage to close a rave down…

    #1221401
    1984
    Participant

    according to squat juice there was a party in reading and they failed in shutting it down.

    #1221392
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    that would explain why there is nothing on TVP website. Its not uncommon for TVP to make a half-hearted effort in reducing the numbers and then stand down due to other committments, as Reading’s pissheads would have created plenty of other incidents to keep them busy. I bet its one of the very same warehouses I was partying in a few years ago! Quite often TVP call “keys” (the owner of the building and no one bothers to answer, so they can’t exactly be blamed for not rushing to protect property no one cares about..)

    There is usually more than one way into a place 😉

    #1221396
    Tek Offensive
    Participant

    they did a pretty good job of surrounding the area around the party, by about 6am pretty much no one could get back in, even people trying to gain access just to get their vehicles,

    got asrrested under section 63 in the end, even tho its their fault i wasnt able to leave the event. not sure what im able to do but i lodged a complaint about my treatment during and after the event, and also because theyve siezed my van, mobile and serched my house and took my computer. cant get to work today to get to a discilplinary meeting i had so probs gonna lose my job as well. properly pissed of about all this.

    #1221402
    1984
    Participant

    @Tek Offensive 365932 wrote:

    they did a pretty good job of surrounding the area around the party, by about 6am pretty much no one could get back in, even people trying to gain access just to get their vehicles,

    got asrrested under section 63 in the end, even tho its their fault i wasnt able to leave the event. not sure what im able to do but i lodged a complaint about my treatment during and after the event, and also because theyve siezed my van, mobile and serched my house and took my computer. cant get to work today to get to a discilplinary meeting i had so probs gonna lose my job as well. properly pissed of about all this.

    hope things work out okay with ur job man, sounds really nasty!

    #1221393
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    @Tek Offensive 365932 wrote:

    they did a pretty good job of surrounding the area around the party, by about 6am pretty much no one could get back in, even people trying to gain access just to get their vehicles,

    got asrrested under section 63 in the end, even tho its their fault i wasnt able to leave the event. not sure what im able to do but i lodged a complaint about my treatment during and after the event, and also because theyve siezed my van, mobile and serched my house and took my computer. cant get to work today to get to a discilplinary meeting i had so probs gonna lose my job as well. properly pissed of about all this.

    Ouch! unfortunately if they are going to all this effort (for which they know they aren’t gonna win any popularity contests) they are definitely considering you to be an organiser or dealer of some sort. Get a good solicitor – now.

    If you don’t and you are being charged for organisation of any kind you could easily be seeing the inside of Bullingdon. It doesn’t matter for shit if you have a relatively blameless record as so did my two young friends in Suffolk, who were sent down just before Xmas a couple of years ago (as much for crimes what other people had done).

    The rest of you in TVP-land be careful!

    I hear from local ravers in Essex and Suffolk they are increasingly going to my old stomping grounds in SE England, because East Anglian cops have been so succesfful in stopping raves (they now advise constabularies elsewhere in the UK including the Met on how to do this).

    Of course the extensive surveillance and ANPR shows that all these people are driving from 200 miles away, and questions get asked regarding how they afford the petrol in the middle of a recession, plus the risks of driving such long distances when less than sober. This also leads to harsher action being taken against those still stubborn enough to get involved with illegal raves these days.

    #1221397
    Tek Offensive
    Participant

    @General Lighting 365934 wrote:

    Get a good solicitor – now. .

    i was thinking about it, i didnt take their offer of a solicitor when questioned as i didnt think it was nessasary, they even acknolwledged that i dont appear to be involved with this event, and that its unlikely the charges will hold up.

    the annoying this is that i wasnt made aware it had been sectioned, but i wasnt allowed to get in to get to my van so wouldnt have been able to comply even if id have wanted.

    i dont know how thorought the search on my pc will but i use automatic passwords on my facebook, here and on squatjuice so i guess theyll check them

    as i wasnt involved ive been told the public nuisance charge is unlikely to hold up, and i hope the section 63 wont either.

    #1221403
    1984
    Participant

    @Tek Offensive 365940 wrote:

    i didnt take their offer of a solicitor when questioned as i didnt think it was nessasary

    eeeeep

    #1221399
    DaftFader
    Participant

    change ur passwords? alltho this might look bad on you … if you have nothing to hide …

    #1221394
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    when the younger of the two Suffolk lads was nicked he had no criminal record, a University place lined up and the cops and his solicitors (not very good ones) said “oh the charges will probably get dropped”. He did 4 months in YOI – worse, I think it was Warren Hill which is a shitty young offenders with a high suicide rate. Its of course a unwritten rule you don’t ask people about their “prison stories” unless they volunteer them, but Last time I saw him I could tell whatever had happened there had emotionally damaged him.

    had a look on the juice and its not looking good at all… bear in mind I used to party with some of the people on there back in the day and I know who are good folks and who are trolls/bullshitters and some very clued up people are pointing out what might happen, take note of what they say.

    apparently the venue used was next door to some sort of church (one of them new kinds what isn’t in a obvious church type building like what Amy from USA goes to). Even if god squad didn’t use the whole bit they may have rented the other bit – certainly a number of black dudes were there apparently trying to take matters into their own hands. And sadly local history in that area might mean that they are viewed as having the moral high ground (particularly as there will be discussion on forums not known for their racial tolerance and it could be spun as “middle class hedonist vs working class blacks”)

    TVP might well let Tek Offensive go and will eventually return his stuff – but I think this time they will scour all the computers to get evidence for getting other people.

    Facebook will often bend over and give TVP (or any other cops) whatever private info they want (at detective level so defence solicitors/courts needn’t know what was passed on) and it won’t matter if the passwords are changed or not. TVP are very smart with intelligence and keep files on people even if they haven’t been charged.

    And the cops feel justified in trashing equipment because rave venues invariably get trashed these days and not cleared up properly, they feel they are sticking up for the building owners. I’m fucking glad I don’t play this game any more (too much at stake elsewhere in my life these days).

    #1221398
    Anonymous

    got there just after the police went in the 1st time about 12 ish, went round the back was and got in, went back to the car around 4 or 5 ish and got stuck outside because the police had surrouned the whole place,

    dont think anything really went well from the start on this one, 1st having mixer and amps taken, then the music stopping and starting, the stack was huge and kept nearly getting pushed over with the ammount of people, the needles getting nicked sometime through the night, the police surrounding the whole place, the place being a converted church (OOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSSSS) people chucking bottle and crap at the police, and then the owner locking the doors etc etc

    but i must say whilst i was in there the party was having it, wih i could have got back in though

    #1221395
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    THREE men from Oxfordshire have been charged with a licensing offence following a rave held in Reading last December.

    Ryan Hawkins, 26, from Shifford, near Witney, Gordon Piggott, 41, of Springfield Drive, Abingdon, and Samuel Cross, 22, from Vernon Avenue, Harcourt Hill, are charged with carrying on unauthorised licensable activity.

    Matthew O’Shea, 34, of Thames Road, in Oakley, near Thame, also faces the same charge.

    All four were released on bail until a hearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Friday, May 30

    ^^^ I know who these folk are and it isn’t their first time they’ve been up before the beak.

    #1221400
    DaftFader
    Participant

    shit sry to hear they are people you know … best wishes to them and you … not nice if you have two see two lots of people you go know/knew go down for silly shit and obv even worse for them!

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