September 19, 2008 at 4:43 pm #1045492General LightingModerator
OK up North you can still use it to share party info, but for some years down south we have had to increasingly self-censor our posts lest the info is used against us. This isn’t tinfoil helmet stuff but people having events stopped (even legal ones) due to info posted on here, so there is less and less discussion about parties as a matter of survival….
However, this site seems to be becoming more popular despite all the lockdowns! There are new people signing up every day, and old people coming back sometimes after years, traffic increasing…
OK we’ve lost some people either due to burn out, lockdowns or just moving to areas away from regular net access, but others still come back even when the scene in their area is locked down, despite competition from many other social networks etc…
so if you use this site fairly regularly, what is it attracting you to this site or keeping you here?
the community, people sharing mixes or going on the radio or the advice on music and technology? reading reliable info about “how it used to be”?
its got to the stage where its clear we are never going to be able to openly discuss unlicensed raves again like we once did, so its worth us discussing what this resource can be best used for in the future…September 19, 2008 at 4:54 pm #1179737wee_dancerParticipant
I came across it when looking for info on the underground scene as I think most people do. Either that or information on drugs etc. Since coming here I’ve gotten the information I came looking for.I still think the forums has its uses for spreading the word about parties etc through the PM system, and also allowing new people, such as myself, to get involved in a scene which they otherwise might have a far more difficult time getting involved in if they had to find out through word of mouth. So for me the forum served the initial purpose, but since joining its become a lot more. Not to be cliche but the ‘vibe’ here is great. Theres a great sense of community, and there is a lot of support and information provided by the PV members to those who need it.
Having not been around when the forums were more party focused I can’t really compare to those times, but the fact these forums have helped me to get into the free party scene shows that they are still a doorway into that world.
raaa:group_hugSeptember 19, 2008 at 5:07 pm #1179693Anonymous
I originally came here because i once went to a rave in London with a friend of a friend, loved it, but wasnt in the situation where i had the time to party and drop regularly. 2 ish years later (eg this summer) I was just very board and herd from someone there might be a free party in petersfield (there wasnt) so we drove round all night asking. Finally found someone who knew of one in Milton Keynes ish area. Asked for info about it on here and got the ushall responses (bugger off OB). However we drove up there (some kind soul did give us a rough area over PM in the end) and found it but but rig had been taken away by OB (aparently) and we were too scared to try get past them and into the site.
Next week I PM’d everyone on a certain site (wont say dont wish to give away too much info here) who had posted certain things relating to raves, explained my situation and asked for a bit of help. Eventually someone (after showing them a pic of my dreads and me) gave me a party line for his mates rig and the rest is history. Sorry gone off on a tagent there.
I post on here lots because i dont have a lot to do and would like to get to know the more regular members. I dont really need it for party information as such because i know a fair few people who go every weekend now (and iv calmed down a lot now). But i would like to have more raver friends who rnt just friends of friends if that makes sense. Also i find the whole “scene” very interesting, the way people interact and the way such a strong movement exists without the majority of the population even knowing. Sorry to ramble!September 19, 2008 at 5:30 pm #1179703Tek OffensiveParticipant
main uses are advice and info on equipment and laws etc and used to use the download section alot.
used to listen to live mixes on here but either dont have the time now or miss the people i wanna hear.September 19, 2008 at 5:40 pm #1179716Playground PoliticsParticipant
cos i have nothing else to do……..joke
its the only site i know where ive actually made real life friends fromSeptember 19, 2008 at 7:40 pm #1179718GiantMidgetParticipant
I first came to this site after going to my first ever free party last year. Since then it’s become a bit less about the parties but alot more about the people! I’ve got to know a good few people on here although haven’t met up with em yet!
This site is the bollocks, chock full of people who are sound as fuck, always there for ya and in times of need it’s a fucking godsend!
We might not chat about the rave scene as much but fuck it, this site has a lot more to it than that!
Love y’all! :love:September 19, 2008 at 7:53 pm #1179701quietRIOTParticipant
Right back at yer Babycakes ..lol
September 20, 2008 at 12:49 am #1179711Tank GirlParticipant
came back to the scene after a long break(?sp),
have fun chatting to people – about the old and the new
have found a fantastic good friend :love:
and hopefully some new friends,
a place to share experiences and hear others party experiences
a place to discuss things that I find interesting and some contriversail open debates
a place to download kick arse tunes and hear new and old stuff
a place for support if needed and a laugh
and have got to a few partys and festies that I’d not have heard of otherwiseSeptember 20, 2008 at 1:02 am #1179698Techno VikingParticipant
It’s an expression of my cultural identity and somewhere to be reminded the status quo isn’t the only way…September 20, 2008 at 7:49 am #1179734fishpasteParticipant
thats an interesting quistion uncle…….
i first found this site on a search engine when i was specificly looking for teknivals. i came across this site, signed up and immediatly started browsing the legal events forum. my first post was about storm as i wanted to know information about it and see who else was going. now i come here for various reosans. free partys,legal events,meeting people,hearing other people’s opinions and stories,advice,chat,information and sometimes for just a good old moan. you were actually the first person i spoke to general lightningraaa. if you remember i was quite nervous and aprahensive. but i’ve enjoyed my time on party vibe and like to think i’ve made a few friends sort of.:crazy_druSeptember 20, 2008 at 9:49 am #1179736pixiegirlParticipant
Friendly chat with some like minded people and a rocking download section.September 20, 2008 at 2:15 pm #1179721
when i signed up i had been out of “the sceen” for about 2 or more years mby went to 2-3 rave’s legal or otherwise in that whole time … one of my two best m8’s had settled down with his gf and didn’t go out raving much at all … and my other isn’t really into going raving that much … so i signed up to talk to people active in the rave sceen … not so much for finding raves as i still had all my old london numbers(alltho it was a part of it) … but more for nostalger … but turns out it got me back into raving again .. not that i stoped raving out of choise .. but the few times i went in recent years b4 joining pv i was going out on my own .. and thats such an effort … … thats why i joined … …. why i stay is because the majority of the people here are sound and imo alot of them have the right idea in life even if they can’t follow it witch is all that matters imo .. and it’s good to meet up with people you have been talking to on the net for ages and got to know and have a good knees up :weee:September 20, 2008 at 2:16 pm #1179723DaftFader;236740 wrote:when i signed up i had been out of “the sceen” for about 2 or more years mby went to 2-3 rave’s legal or otherwise in that whole time … one of my two best m8’s had settled down with his gf and didn’t go out raving much at all … and my other isn’t really into going raving that much … so i signed up to talk to people active in the rave sceen … not so much for finding raves as i still had all my old london numbers(alltho it was a part of it) … but more for nostalger … but turns out it got me back into raving again .. not that i stoped raving out of choise .. but the few times i went in recent years b4 joining pv i was going out on my own .. and thats such an effort … … thats why i joined … …. why i stay is because the majority of the people here are sound and imo alot of them have the right idea in life even if they can’t follow it witch is all that matters imo .. and it’s good to meet up with people you have been talking to on the net for ages and got to know and have a good knees up :weee:
also i spend wayyy too much time on my computor :laugh_at:September 22, 2008 at 4:38 pm #1179714starlaughParticipant
Stumbled across the site when I was looking for party info after attending one, stuck about as that’s what I was told to do…
But now I use the site as a source of info on substances, legal events and some private parties that people are kind enough to invite me to 😉
Still here as I am a subscriber so should get my moneys worth :laugh_at: but also I have now met a few people off here and they have all been sound people and I hope to meet some more..
To me its a site where I can chat to people around the country who all have similar interests, the site might not have party info anymore but its something we all hold in common… our love for partying in fields/warehouses/barns etc raaaSeptember 22, 2008 at 5:01 pm #1179715Digital-AParticipant
I came across the site when i called Dan OOOP’s by accident after being his personnel mobile number as a partyline.
he told me about the site in that conversation, i didnt inquire into p.v straight away as i forgot the name … few months later i remember it had the word ‘party’ in it … so after a little googling i found it and havent looked back …
… i use it for info and chat on up and coming or previous parties, music downloads and mixes, open minded and frank discussions on drugs, music and discussions on both national and international issues, advice on drugs were normally i would have to use a government based information sites like FRANK :hopeless: certain members of this forum have helped me no end through some of the hardest parts of my life and i wouldnt of known them if it hadnt been for this forum … i owe a lot to it …September 22, 2008 at 5:06 pm #1179713damo666Participant
i think i came across the site looking for party info after being out of the scene for a couple of years (missus had a little girl) so was looking for things in my area.
Now i use it mostly for getting technical info and finding out about new music.September 22, 2008 at 6:49 pm #1179717SouthcaverParticipant
I use this site for finding out about partys( mostly through pm’s) and telling people about them.
Also for meeting up with people, I’ve met quite a few people off here now and all have been cool.
Finding out about new and interesting substances that i might want to try or not.
Downloading decent music.
And just general banter.
:group_hug:group_hug:group_hug:group_hugSeptember 22, 2008 at 6:51 pm #1179706AngelModerator
Found PV through a Danish friend in a bad period of my life and he said that coming here would help..
Can’t say I believed him at that point,started the first night in the shoutbox and everybody wrote in English and very very fast so I logged out like a bat out of hell..
Think 5 minutes passed and I got a pm from 1 of the moderators asking me if I was okay or if anybody had said something to me since, I logged out so fast,I really felt he cared..
Thank you Bio-Tech :group_hug
Not sure if you remember, but I do.
Why am I still here..Good question
I just love this place,the music,the people (well most of them :laugh_at:)
It’s a home away from home :weee:
Have meet a lot of people from here this summer, and I had a great time :group_hugSeptember 23, 2008 at 5:33 pm #1179708marcusblancParticipant
chattin up TG, mostly! 😉September 23, 2008 at 6:52 pm #1179705Anonymous
i use it to practice my reading skillz mostly and to hide in the darkSeptember 23, 2008 at 8:50 pm #1179724marcusblanc;237068 wrote:chattin up TG, mostly! 😉
:laugh_at::laugh_at::laugh_at:September 23, 2008 at 10:49 pm #1179700bingeParticipantAngel;236962 wrote:Think 5 minutes passed and I got a pm from 1 of the moderators asking me if I was okay or if anybody had said something to me since, I logged out so fast,I really felt he cared..
Thank you Bio-Tech :group_hug
Not sure if you remember, but I do.
Awwwww! :group_hugSeptember 24, 2008 at 1:56 pm #1179712Tank GirlParticipantmarcusblanc;237068 wrote:chattin up TG, mostly! 😉
………and I thought you were here for the intellegent socio-enviromental and ecconomic intercourse :laugh_at:September 26, 2008 at 7:17 am #1179702Dan OoopsParticipant
If I am honest – and I think this site promotes honesty – I came here to sell my rig.:cry:
However, as most of you know, I’m fairly old school – from the time before interweb and sms etc. I was aware of PV when OOOPS! was still in full effect, but never really thought to get on it.
Now I am here, I really enjoy the banter (it’s less offensive than DC/SJ) as well as the party reports. Fully appreciate the reasons for lack of talk on parties coming up – and we have all had to learn how to talk about past parties without bringing it on top. Plus, helping folk like Digital – A get sorted in a new town has really made me want to stay.
the Mods are fucking great – whichever niche they are for – and the punters make me laugh at least once every time i sign on.
Slightly lacking in posts – mostly coz I can’t really spend all day on here due to work, but wish I could join in the d…rugs forum a bit more:crazy_dru
This site has proper roots – don’t turn away from them just because the new need/usage has changed.
Plus – I still got rig, caravan and other such stuff to sell, so come on kids – LETS ‘AVE YERSeptember 26, 2008 at 9:05 am #1179704processParticipant
came here looking for party info.. But i have also met loads of sound people off the site and hopefully meet more in the furture. Its also a good way to pass on party info, not just numbers either. The drugs forum may not all be 100% accurate, but i reckon its a lot more helpfull than a lot of sites out there… Also the music and radio is quality, even tho i still havent got my internet sorted at my new house.
Oh yeah and it does help me kill quite a lot of time whilst bored out of my skull at work! 😉
Quite a few northern people on here too… :bounce_flash:
The mods have lots of good advice as well about loads of various topics.
and.. there’s quite a lot of interesting stuff to read as well, not just about free parties either, but then again i dont just talk about free parties 24/7 in life anyway (it’d get boring)
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