From Jim Gilliam's blog archivesMy First Rave
April 21, 2002 10:41 PM
I went to my first rave last night.
When I say rave, I really mean rave circa 21st century. In the 20th century, raves were still underground and prone to police shutdowns. These days things are more above board. I'm also drawing a distinction between today's mega trance clubs, like Giant and Spundae, which I have been to a few times. So, what is a rave, circa Y2K+2?
I almost left before I even got inside. Waiting in line for 45 minutes watching all the kiddies arrive freaked me out a bit. Some of these kids were still getting their pig tails pulled when I bought my first trance comp.
After spending about an hour scoping the place out, I finally found my home in the happy hardcore and drum & bass rooms.
It was allll good after that:
Finally the sun came up and it was time to walk home. Yup, all this took place a mere 4 blocks from home.
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