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(Thanks, Joe Sabia!)

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    1.  If this video really did happen in the mid 90’s, and if it happened in DC or Baltimore… I kind of recognize Mom Jeans Girl.

    2. Dropped by to comment on Mom Jeans woman too…  If this is the Ukraine then maybe it makes sense, but I don’t think anyone in North America or UK wore pants like that for a night on the town in 1997…

    1. I agree. I was raving back in 1997 in the NYC area and people were NOT dressing like this (or dancing like that, for that matter)

  1. That’s gotta be earlier like others have said, ’90-91′. Although the uniformity of attire might make it a little later since, as far as I remember (my first rave was ‘Soltice’ in MTL), early raves were almost like costume parties.

  2. Forgot to mention that our raves in Montreal sounded more like:
    sboom, sboom, sboom, sboom, sboom, into perpetuity or, boomboomboom, sboom, sboom, sboom, sboom, sboom, sboom, boomboomboom, sboom, sboom, sboom, etc…

    1. Yeah my first thought was sausage fest!

      I can’t believe we’re all looking back on 1997 like it was such a long time ago – it was only yesterday! And yet it is a nice bit of nostalgia :)

      1.  I don’t understand why the cameraperson didn’t spend more time on the tall woman with the glasses and sports bra, she looked like she was ready to show off for the camera

  3. Judging by outfit and self-confidence, definitely Rotterdam Gabber before 1995. The dance style was called hakkûh. No wooden shoes were harmed.

        1. That is “The New Dance Show” from Detroit (not to be confused with other incarnations such as The Dance Show and The New New Dance Show.

          Viewers could call and talk to the dancers on 900ish phone numbers for $1.99 per minute.

          Other highlights were commercials for “The Watts Club Mozambique”  (yeah search it out on youtube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq0aLtTjT14

          And Piquet market where you could get 90 pounds of mixed meat for ridiculously low prices.

    1. I don’t think that’s gum. Take enough speed (or related stimultants) and you get the involuntary chewing and tooth grinding. 

      1. i went to a rave in iowa city in 1992.
        that’s pretty “advanced” for iowa, but then again, iowa city is way “advanced” for iowa.

  4. As music genre bandwidth expired in the 90’s, we saw desperation set in.  Sad, sad desperation to find something “novel” where there was none available.  There are no new music genres, only sub-genres.  Get over it and instead focus on and refine the genres that exist… because there will never be any new ones.  Music genre has limited bandwidth and we reached the saturation point well over a decade ago.

  5. Spent a large chunk of my youth going to these parties. I was straightedge then, but these parties were awesome, the nicest people ever, all be it ‘helped’ by chemistry. If the year the video mentions is correct, the scene had by then moved on from X to the much cheaper speed. It had its effect and not in a good way. The dress: it was colorful training suits, usually by Australian or Carvello, they would set you back some 300 dollars, but hey they were reversible! And Nike Air Max. Outside, they’d wear blue bomber jackets, with orange lining. 
    Oh this definitely Holland, or maybe Belgium at the Antwerp docks.

    1. heh.  we had a crew of straight-edge party-goers in NYC too.  damn i did a lot of dangerous stuff back then, just not the drugs.  NYC party scene was affected by the influx of meth and coke too.  bunch of pent-up angry crashing people are no fun.

  6. that is why i always preferred the chill room

    mixmaster morris, the orb, spacetime continuum, et al

  7. Love rave music – but I never attended one. I don’t have round glasses or gum, so I may not have fit in well.

  8. In Mexico we say PONCHIS PONCHIS PONCHIS PONCHIS PONCHIS PONCHIS…
    If I’m gonna listen to techno, I much, much prefer the type that’s good for deep listening with headphones or for driving, so give me Underworld any time.

  9. When I tell people I was a raver in the mid-90s they are flabbergasted since I seem so anti-social and nerdy.  What can I say, X is a hell of a drug.

  10. Meanwhile, in an abandoned warehouse in Lewisham, or Wembley, or Handsworth or some other UK light-industrial wasteland, 3-Nov-2012. Psy-Trance!

    Now why does this stuff remind me of the Hitler Youth?

  11. Gabber, pretty tame Gabber at that… This is from Thunderdome somewhere in NL. Nederlands is the best country on earth gotverdomme kut!!!

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