Now, anyone speaking of attending a rave
is seen with suspicion," says another party goer.
And at best, it will make buying Ecstasy at a rave
no less risky than buying it on the street, from dealers looking to get them hooked on coke; at worst, the new legislation will focus law enforcement efforts disproportionately on raves
, actively driving users into the arms of hardcore street dealers.
A provision of the new law was originally introduced as the RAVE
Act - or Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act - that was aimed at ``club drugs'' like Ecstasy.
Considering the thousands of rave
participants, they argue, overdoses are rare.
One day before the Race Rave
in February, UFORJE and racial justice committees from local branches hosted a day of training for WILPF members about the campaign's goals and programs.
Not surprisingly, people who use MDMA in clubs and at raves
emphasize its sensual and stimulant properties, the way it enhances music and dancing.
Dau created the rave
simulation several years ago and has since presented it to communities throughout the country.
scene has been the target of increased media scrutiny this past year, largely because of well-publicized deaths and overdoes associated with the all-night parties.
The Illinois House of Representatives is considering a bill that would make it a crime to promote a rave
where illegal activity takes place.
Authorities said drug use is common and dangerous at another type of party - a rave
, where the disc jockey might be unobtrusive and the partygoers create their own show.
They find the raves
by going to specified locations that distribute fliers with a number to call for directions.
Google's search destination site was among a field of five websites competing for this esteemed honor at the second annual WIRED Readers Raves
awards ceremony held last night in San Francisco.