Oooooh, do you remember those joyous days of the past, where you could go to paradise regularly and have the time of your life (guaranteed) with 70.000 other people?
Crazy stuff happened back then, you wouldn’t believe… Sometimes people drank from the same bottle.
Aaaaaah, the good ol’ days where people just pressed their faces against each others faces.
And do you remember all the kissing? So many raver kisses. Because that was just a normal thing to do.
Today, I saw a big, ugly sign on Istedgade saying “God jul og god afstand”. Read that again. That is offensively annoying. I need three raver kisses to recover from such an assault on my sensibilities.
Recently, Sune saw this horror of a sign (see below) in Copenhagen and took a photo, just to remember Dystopia.
We need three raver group hugs to recover from this.
So…. how do we squeeze something good out of 2020 – the most raver-hostile environment ever?
Well, here’s an absolute certainty: The parties are going to be EXCELLENT when they come back! Great music is made in dark times, and once we are allowed back on the dance floors, it will be like reuniting with the cosmos and a thousand friends and your own innermost self all at the same time.
We will all look and feel like this:
And just to put things into perspective, this is what Tim Driver said about his early early days of raving – back when proper techno parties were few and far between:
“Back then there weren’t that many parties to choose from. A month could easily pass between one techno party and the next. So when a techno rave was on, everyone showed up. It didn’t matter if it was techno or house or jungle or goa trance or whatever it was. It was just ”Let’s go!” no matter what.”
Words to remember in 2020….. AND you can use them as a fun thought experiment or meditation practice or whatever you need to lighten up these last (and dark) december days of this anti-raver year. Imagine that first proper rave some time in the future… where everyone shows up! 🙂
Alright, I have run out of time and stamina. I hope you enjoyed the tour of the Forbidden Pleasures of the past. And I hope you are looking forward to indulging in them again.
And I think this would be a perfect time for you to read a few pages from my diary about my early years of raving. This is one of my personal favourite JUngLEkalender posts: The Jungle Diaries: Longing for the Tribe