Rave 2000

Rave 2000

The rave movement is a dance music subculture that emerged in the early 1990s. It blends elements from techno, house and New York garage with elements from other forms of electronic dance music.

Raves are typically held in warehouses or outdoor fields and can host anywhere from hundreds to thousands of attendees. Ravers, promoters, and other people attend these gatherings for entertainment and inspiration.


The rave scene has a long-standing tradition, beginning in Europe during the 1980s and spreading worldwide. Music styles have evolved over time from acid house and techno to electro and electronic dance music.

Raves have become increasingly popular among teenagers and young adults. These events typically feature high energy all-night dance parties with a fast beat and choreographed laser shows.

Rave events are typically hosted in permanent dance clubs or temporary venues set up for a weekend event. The most popular raving events are organized by large promoters and often draw thousands of attendees.

Most cities have ordinances in place that require dance club owners to adhere to fire codes, health and safety standards, as well as liquor laws – all with the goal of keeping these large gatherings secure. Furthermore, some communities have juvenile curfews or licensing requirements for large public gatherings.

Early rave events were often unlicensed and held in private locations, leading to a level of secrecy that was necessary in order to prevent police interference as well as illicit drug use.

However, as rave culture evolved, it became commercialized. Thus, rave promoters and their businesses faced greater risks than their original underground counterparts.

In the United States, a new wave of rave promoters and events emerged during the 1990s. These activities were heavily promoted by an emerging media sector dedicated to rave culture.

The term rave originated in England, but has spread to include various subcultures. Narnia Festival, for instance, became so famous that Life magazine featured it twice and named it their Event of the Year for 1995.

The rave scene has a long history of anti-government activism. In the 1990s, an underground collective known as The Zippies organized Home Base, an illegal rave in Oakland, California on the belief that government was trying to destroy youth culture.

Even though the party was illegal, it still served to bring people together and celebrate. Some even argue that Home Base had a positive influence on the Bay Area’s music scene.


In the 2000s, dance music really began to take off. A new wave of DJs and producers entered the scene, creating several distinct genres – one being rave music which not only focused on great music but also encouraged social interaction between listeners.

Rave music typically featured house, acid house, liquid and drum & bass; though these weren’t the only sounds available. Drum & bass in particular was popular; it combined elements of hip hop, trance and electro. All tracks featured basic beats, percussion and vocals but could also feature samples or synthesized sounds for extra effect.

The most exciting aspect of this genre was that it brought in a flood of newcomers to the dancefloor. This spurred an influx of artists to search out and explore what had become popular, leading to numerous clubs opening around America. With such creativity comes great variety; you can choose between classic dancefloor vibes to edgy and captivating ones!

This book, written by the esteemed octonon of this writer, chronicles the evolution of rave from its beginnings in Chicago house and Detroit techno to Ibiza, Madchester and pirate radio underworlds like jungle or UK garage music. Best of all? It’s still fun today thanks to new talent and occasional spooky raver.


At a rave, there’s plenty to see and experience. One of the most impressive sights is a DJ playing upbeat electronic music with heavy bass beats over stacks of amplifiers. Meanwhile, at the front of the dance hall, revelers are doing what they do best: dancing until their hearts’ content. Some wear brightly-colored beads; others wave glow sticks; some even receive massages!

Raves can be mysterious and hidden from public view, yet promoters still make them look real. Flyers are typically sent to record stores or clothing shops within 20 minutes of the rave, and some promoters use Internet sites for advertisement.

Home Base was one of the most sought-after venues for raves in Oakland, a warehouse situated beneath the Oakland Coliseum that became home to thousands of partygoers and became an iconic part of the city’s nightlife scene.

Home Base was eventually overshadowed by larger, flashier venues of the rave culture. Aside from its legendary status as a glamorous club to party, its most renowned event was probably 1999 Prince concert that took place inside.

It was also a major influencer of the Bay Area’s rave scene, birthing local DJs and bands such as Moby and Electric Skychurch. Additionally, it hosted the first-ever full moon gathering in California with DJs like Jon Bishop, Steve Pagan and Alien Tom.

If you want an insightful look into the rave scene, watch 2000 movie Groove. Based on a real-life San Francisco party that lasted two days and attracted over 10,000 attendees, this incredible film captures both its spirit and potential downsides.


In 2000, rave culture underwent a pivotal moment. It marked the end of illegal warehouse parties and usher in an era of more organized events with increased security measures. DJs began experimenting with different genres of music and styles of partying during this time as well.

One of the most popular festivals was rave 2000, held at Santa Clara Fairgrounds in San Jose, California. This sprawling event offered a wealth of activities and attractions for attendees to enjoy. Music ranged from techno and house to trance and drum ‘n’ bass; vendors even provided extreme sports services, rides, massage therapists, trapeze artists and tarot reading!

Although the rave scene was often perceived as a dangerous, drug-addled menace to society, many still attended these events. They served as integral parts of communities where members shared their joy and creativity.

Organizations dedicated to harm reduction – also known as “harm reduction organizations” – were active at raves. Members of these groups would test samples of illicit drugs like ecstasy or MDMA for purity levels, helping reduce the risks of overdoses and emergency room visits.

In addition to bringing harm reduction organizations to raves, law enforcement agencies have been active in investigating the activities of promoters and venues. They often obtained medical records of overdoses that showed a correlation between raves and club drug overdoses; these records were sometimes required by grand jury or administrative subpoenas or court orders.