Monday, May 23, 2016

the eternal return of illegal raves / "stacking"

broadcast by Vice on the anniversary of Castlemorton  -  that magic number 23 beloved of Spiral Tribe -  here's a doc on the resurgence of Britain's illegal raves

Karl Kraft, who alerted me to this doc, says he doesn't think there's really been a renaissance - that the illegal-rave scene have been bubbling away in a more or less steady state since the late Nineties, with some areas being particular strongholds - including East Anglia, where he used to live, which for a good while in the 2000s had the fiercest and most full-on illegal-rave scene in the country.

He tells me of a thing called "stacking"  - a sort of dancing scrum -  " this bouncy group dance which is like a Ketamine thing I think, because you're all leaning in on each other, propping each other up"

KK also tells me about the time a rave mob besieged a police station in Great Yarmouth in protest against the arrest of individuals involved in staging a rave

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