To be part of Rave Culture, and experience joy as ravers do, there are a couple of things you should know.
We have always heard about UK Rave scene but not only European kids have lived Techno experience.
In the early ‘90s, rave exploded and became a driving force that reverberates today in music, fashion, and art.
One of old-school rave’s most striking features was the intensity of its global movement. In a few short years vibrant scenes promoting political and cultural values of collectivity and solidarity emerged in England, throughout Europe and as far east as Russia. But was never just a “old continent” phenomenon: it even crossed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and settled in America and Australia.In cities like Sydney and Melbourne, rave took on a life of its own.
Finding a perfect storm of youthful energy, suburban longing, punk spirit and a lot of open space, DJs and crews quickly sprung up and started throwing parties. The energy of Techno culture took over crumbling warehouses and attracted thousands of people to the natural environs on the outskirts of both cities. With it’s proximity to Asia, the raves also attracted a big hippie vibe that passed through the tourist trail of Goa and Thailand down to Australia. The crowd and vibe were not that different to the punk crowd: crusty, feral, hardcore, friendly, edgy, like-minded and loose. Rave began to filter through into USA away from Chicago and Detroit, the epicentres of the House and Techno revolution, from English expatriates and from american DJs who would visit Europe.
There was a boom in Techno scene in San Francisco Bay Area where rave’s roots resembled a giant acid test.
The Bay Area was a magnet for New Age thinking and philosophy. A groovy nightlife scene was already booming, mainly because of the area’s liberal stance and because of the area’s roots in psychedelia.