Opinions and thoughts of an expert ranter and raver

unicornmeat_animalnyDue to my rising yet still pretty irrelevant blogging “fame” (or infamy), I have decided to revisit an old topic I touched upon because so many people had their panties up in a bunch about my opinion on the Arizona rave scene.  The reality of the situation here is that said article was written two years ago.  Even more, I haven’t been to Arizona, or the United States, for a year now.  Does all this sudden hate make me rethink what I said about Arizona? For about 2.5 seconds, yes.  Does the Arizona rave scene still suck? Probably.  Sorry I’m not old enough to be considered an old-school raver.  In my eyes I am, and since this is my writing and thoughts, I could give a shit who thinks I know tons or know absolutely nothing about the rave scene.  “Rave scene” is just something that should cease to be in everybody’s vocabulary, seeing as it is now open to the public and there is no underground, word-of-mouth aspect that used to make it so exciting for me when I was in high school.  Everything that I once knew about this culture has died and has been reborn in order to appeal to mass audiences and bring in an insurmountable cash flow.  I would like to point out that the production value as well as the talent is out of this world once you venture into the mainstream events that now qualify as “raves”.  I mean no disrespect to promoters or production companies that throw these events.  I fully understand the amount of money it takes to break even for one of these events, let alone make a sizable profit.  I just think that its unfortunate the types of people that attend these events.  The vibe and the crowd is totally different than it was when I was just a wee raver.  The new crowd and “scene” makes me feel uncomfortable (or at least that’s what I remember from years ago when I began noticing the changes).  When I used to go to raves when I was younger, it was in order to escape the high school bullshit I had to go through with a caste system that was designed by teenagers.  A caste system is shit, but a caste system designed by teenagers?? Get me the fuck out ASAP.  I could finally go to a place where there was no system like that and it felt that I just fit in with everyone.  One thing I’ve noticed about life in general, is that all good things truly do come to an end.  What I got to experience in my life at underground raves with no headliners was better than anything I could ask for.  I think raves in Arizona are shit. Raves in general are not what they used to be and I think being stuck in a venue with drugged up high school kids sucks.  So what, big deal. No amount of people telling me I’m stupid, uneducated, or just plain wrong is going to get me to change my mind.  If I feel like bitching about something I’ll do it, this is my ‘blog’ and I didn’t ask you to read this.  If you wanna read my writing, great.  If you want to comment on my writing, even better.  If you disagree with me, think I’m the dumbest twat to walk this earth, and I just absolutely repulse you, that’s wonderful, thanks for the feedback. My heart truly aches for what my once treasured scene has turned into.  I will never get the same feelings I did from the small more intimate events and in my opinion that has what has made me feel like the scene sucks.  Anybody want to take a jab at me? Take your best shot……………..


Comments on: "The Arizona rave scene revisited: Should it still cease to exist?" (1)

  1. Interesting that you show a photo of a Unicorn Meat NYC party in Brooklyn that I (vitamindevo) played… no where near Arizona…

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