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Park1 Janie Park Tara Porter UWP 1 24 November 2010 PLUR: Peace Love Unity Respect High energy, heavy bass, all night dance parties and clubs known as raves have become increasingly popular over the last decade. Defined by urbandictionary.com, a rave is “any gathering of people centered on listening to and dancing to electronic music…often characterized by the positive, psychedelic atmosphere, influenced often by drugs.” These characteristic of raves attract hundreds of thousands of young individuals into mass stadiums for a common purpose composed of hours of heavy dancing, light shows, and fast, pounding beats which last well into the early mornings. Not only do raves gather massive amounts of people where one can dance all night to high energy music, but they are also a hot attraction where drugs are prevalent. This rapidly growing trend of raves is responsible for thousands of drug overdoses and hospitalizations of children as young as fifteen. What started in the 1980s has continued to expand and promote aggression towards law enforcement and the police force. Moreover, steps to protect the lives and health of young individuals should be made as raves are directly linked with the consumption of illegal substances. As a single stadium can hold up to 200,000 people, there is inefficient security to match this gargantuan amount of people. With its initial introduction, raves encourage the wrong image and there should be more security regulating this dangerous and drug filled event.
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Park2 Aided by the emergence of European techno and American house music, raves evolved from 1980s dance parties that were limited to the public and law enforcement. As clubs that sponsored raves attempted to limit the exploitation of raves, raves were “secretive, private dance parties that were held after- hours with restricted attendance” (“It’s 5 AM: Do You Know Where Your Children Are?” Most commonly the location of the rave was kept secret and was revealed to the public on the night of the rave. Due to this secrecy and limited access to these parties, raves were often described as an “underground” movement. Furthermore, by the mid 1980s, this growing rave culture had grown in popularity all over cities in London and the United States. With this frenzy of all night dancing to high energy music, “rave parties overseas had developed such a following among youths and young adults that by 1987, London raves had outgrown most dance clubs” (“Information Bulletin Raves”). This growing popularity helped give rise to all- night raves which attracted tens of thousands of individuals into massive stadiums where the movement continued to grow into the 1980s where the first raves emerged in San Francisco and Los Angeles. As rave parties and clubs began to appear in metropolitan areas, there was a shift in raves as they became more promoted, commercialized and overall treated less secretively. Furthermore, raves were created by individuals who wanted to gain profit from this fast
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