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Raves

Do people actually remember going to raves?! Most people were so far out of it that I think its unlikely! Dark rooms, LOUD music, sweat dripping from the ceilings, chill-out areas, lollypops, people dancing madly and randomly sharing bottles of water.

Dances like the 'coffee shaker', 'big fish, little fish, cardboard box', 'headless chicken' and just plain-out-of-it type dancing.

Usually lots of drugs or alcohol. Sometimes illegal in some poor farmer's barn or field, other times legal in nightclub type places. Expensive to get in; however usually went on until about 6am.

I remember staggering home from a rave at about 9am - walking down the local High Street dressed in my hotpants and tiny tops, still dancing to the ringing in my ears - I must have looked a right state - ahhh those were the days :o)


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Do You Remember Raves?

Do You Remember Raves?

  • Chaobaby7
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    I didn't go to Raves as I was in a full time job then working every hour god sent, but I did love flares and tight tee shirts with smiley faces and Felix the cat on them with the words "sorted", a beanie hat and plat form trainers. The Cheesy Quavers!
  • Anonymous user
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    Oh yeah, happy days. I regularly visit my friend who now has mental illness thanks to all the drugs doing the rounds. Thankfully all I have to show for it is permanent ear damage as I didn't take drugs... ....but hey. I didn't listen to the 'olds'. I was a teenager, I was cool & I knew it all!
  • Anonymous user
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    I'VE BEEN DRINKING TONIGHT AND STARTED THINKING ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS. GOD DAMN I MISS THE PARTY SCENE. DO THEY STILL HAVE PARTIES??? I GUESS I'D BE ONE OF THE CREEPY OLD PEOPLE NOW THOUGH
  • Anonymous user
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    wow glad i found these comments. yes they were def the best days of my life. it was a feeling of unity all round. and i loved it so much i created a website called: http://www.ravereunited.com for anyone who was raving in 89 you will love this
  • Anonymous user
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    for thos who remembercentreforce 88.3 from the late 80s early 90s, will its back in the 07s! 88.4 london
  • Anonymous user
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    Climbing on speakers. HAHA you had to be on the speakers!
  • Anonymous user
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    Oh yes they where daze. We attended a few illegal raves and the Camber Soul Weekenders (90-92) meeting people from all over the country and beyond and all seem'ed to be mates you had'nt seen in ages.Im sure i need to get my internal organs position'd properly after all those rib rattling basslines. great times!
  • Anonymous user
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    Hazy dayz Harcore Nights. Sequins, Zone and Shelleys in Blackpool. Darren Styles, Shades of rhythm and Altern8. Old Skool Rules. Anyone remember those dummies every on had hanging round their necks?
  • Anonymous user
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    A convoy of cars all driving around country lanes trying to find the next "contact" to send them on their way to a field with speakers in the trees! Dungarees, smilies, bandanas, whistles and stuff, only in the 80s! (and early nineties).
  • Anonymous user
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    Rave On ! I'm only 22 but i remember being 10 years old and listening to billy bunter tunes that my mums mate had taped on cassette for me and wishing to god that was old enough to go and dance with the big boys ! Well im in my prime and go raving as much as i can but i've heard so much about raves in the early 90's and they sound the dogs droopy bits compared to todays modern dribble. Everyones out to hurt everyone and it seems that the raving spirit is a dying breed :( GOD SAVE THE RAVE !