Just a few thoughts regarding the letters in your last issue bashing what might be the most significant musical movement to hit earth in a long time.
This world that we live in is far from perfect. In actuality, it’s a mess! There are wars being fought over money, power, religion and other selfish disagreements. There is hatred caused by bigotry and racism. There is hunger and famine. There is crime caused by greed. There is chaos caused by confusion. There is an overall lack of communication among us fellow humans.
We are slowly destroying ourselves. Somewhere along our historical chain of events, humankind took the wrong turn and kept on going. However, the youth of today can either keep following the same old road or start leading a new path for themselves.
Though not one person alone can change this world, we as a people can send a positive message from our international movement; and our movement is called RAVE.
RAVES are a spawning ground for inspiring today’s youth towards building a new awareness in their individuality. An awareness that promotes inner peace, open-mindedness and free expression of one’s thoughts and feelings about themselves and of others. It is a bonding ritual that promotes peace with all, love with one another, and unity for all humankind.
RAVES are a celebration of life; an escapism unity for all humankind. RAVES are a celebration of life; an escapism against the reality of the world’s imperfections. It is an anticipated social event where one can release their anxieties, fears and worries while at the same time gain insight that there is hope.
RAVES are a therapeutic unified gathering that can continuously help an individual learn more about their strengths and weaknesses and can also help channel their energy towards a positive direction in their life. For those RAVERS who truly understand the positive direction in their life.
For those RAVERS who truly understand the concept of RAVING (DJ’s spinning powerful Techno/House/Jungle music as the masses perform an all night tribal dancefest), the event itself becomes a spiritual and educational experience.
However, the common conclusion that is reached is consistently the same: “That the world isn’t perfect and neither am I. And though I can’t save the world, I can still promote peace, love and unity. And by doing so, I can save my own little world and make a difference in every environment I walk upon. Therefore, my intentions in life are good.
And knowing that I am a positive impact on other peoples’ lives, I am at incredible peace with myself. I can continue on living my dream as my existence forges on, making great contributions to society. I am a vital member of the international RAVE movement and we have a very clear and positive message to deliver. That we all need to share the power of love and that we must unite ourselves as one people – for peace…”
This is why we rave.
Carolyn pipes in:
beautiful kidz, phat soundz, f*cking great spinners take me to a level of joy that i feel in all my body. i love dancing, i mean i f*cking love dancing. i used to hate going to parties when i was a teen, and never felt i particularly enjoyed the club scene, but raves, sh*t this stuff is really different; happy kidz, glitter, and mad hugz.
i love huge massives and small parties as well. what makes a difference is not the size of the event but who is the promoter and what is the promoter all about and who’s spinning. it’s sad to go to parties where i doubt that anyone knows what PLUR means, where the kids go for the fad and the promoter is just raking in the bucks.
here in prague you find a lot of the pure energy that makes a scene so great, but you also find a lot of the people just sitting on the sidelines waiting for something to happen, or staring at the stage, or sitting all alone, and that is not why we all gather in the same room; so don’t just sit there, MOVE!
don’t just get in line and face the stage, it doesn’t matter who’s up there, it’s the MUSIC that’s important. and if you see someone shyly standing off to the side, SMILE and say hello, odds are they will smile back, and who knows, you just might make a friend. You guyz are doing a great thing here with THINK, so keep up the good work and keep on groovin’.
– Carolyn Meyers, from around the way and Rick M. from Portland, Oregon
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