Rave Parties Are A Problem For Citizens And For Law Enforcement

839 Words Mar 16th, 2016 4 Pages
Rave parties have become a problem for citizens and for law enforcement since its creation in the 1980’s. Rave parties are known for overcrowding and rampant drug use. Rave parties have become such a problem that law enforcement have gotten involved. Law enforcement officials have had trouble locating and dispersing these parties as they were normally kept a secret until the day of the rave. They still are today, but raves are advertised as being safe and that security is provided. This statement is far from the truth. First and foremost, we need to know the definition of a rave. A rave is a high energy dance party that features fast-paced, repetitive electronic music and light shows. (Scott, 2002). Raves started in Europe around 1980. They were secretive, held after hours, and were limited to those that were invited. The popularity of raves grew over the 80’s and moved out from clubs to open fields outside of the city and usually lasted all night. The rave scene grew and grew and eventually made its way into the U.S. in the 90’s. Raves became so commercialized that the rave promoters started to take advantage of these venues. Many promoters were already criminals so they saw profitability in the rave scene. Promoters started marketing clothing, toys, drugs, and music to make money. Today’s rave scene is characterized by high entrance fees, extensive drug use, high priced water bottles, dark areas and rooms where people can go to cool down. (Information Bulletin, 2001).…

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