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posol

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um, ok...

so they busted a bunch of E-tards. whats so wrong with that?

I'm a big fan of techno and electronica... but i've never been to a rave in my life. I like the music- i'm not into the sceene...
 
Originally posted by pissedoffsol@Aug 30 2005, 10:08 AM
I'm a big fan of techno and electronica... but i've never been to a rave in my life. I like the music- i'm not into the sceene...
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same here.
 
This is the body of email I got with it:

my friend Nick was one of the musicians at the event, here is what he had to say....
"Last night, I was booked to play an event about an hour outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. The hype behind this show was huge, they presold 700 tickets and they expected up to 3,000 people total. The promoters did an amazing job with the show.. they even made slipmats with the flyers on them to promote in local shops.So, we got to the show around
11:15 or so and it was really cool. It was all outdoors, in a valley surrounded by huge mountains. They had an amazing light show flashing on to a mountain behind the site, the sound was booming, the crowd was about 1500 people thick and everything just seemed too good to be true really. Well...At about 11:30 or so, I was standing behind the stage talking with someone when I noticed a helicopter pulling over one of the mountain tops. I jokingly said "Oh look, here comes big brother" to the person I was with. I wasn't far off.

The helicopter dipped lower and lower and started shining its lights on the crowd. I was kind of in awe and just sat and watched this thing circle us for a minute. As I looked back towards the crowd I saw a guy dressed in camoflauge walking by, toting an assault rifle. At this point, everyone was fully aware of what was going on . A few "troops"
rushed the stage and cut the sound off and started yelling that everyone "get the fuck out of here or go to jail". This is where it got really sticky.No one resisted. That's for sure. They had police dogs raiding the crowd of people and I saw a dog signal out a guy who obviously had some drugs on him. The soldiers attacked the guy (4 of them on 1), and kicked him a few times in the ribs and had their knees in his back and sides. As they were cuffing him, there was about 1000 kids trying to leave in the backdrop, peacefully. Next thing I know, A can of fucking TEAR GAS is launched into the crowd. People are running and screaming at this point. Girls are crying, guys are cussing... bad scene.Now, this is all I saw with my own eyes, but I heard plenty of other accounts of the night. Now this isnt gossip I heard from some candy raver, these are instances cited straight out of the promoters
mouth..-

One of the promoters friends (a very small female) was attacked by one of the police dogs. As she struggled to get away from it, the police tackled her. 3 grown men proceeded to KICK HER IN THE STOMACH.- The police confiscated 3 video tapes in total. People were trying to document what was happening out there. The police saw one guy filming and ran after him, tackled him and his camera fell, and luckily.. his friend grabbed it and ran and got away. priceless footage. That's not all though. Out of 1,500 people, there's sure to be more footage.- The police were rounding up the staff of the party and the main promoter went up to them with the permit for the show and said "here, I have the permit." The police then said, "no you don't" and ripped the permit out of his hand. Then, they put an assault rifle to his forehead and said "get the fuck out of here right now."Now.. let's get the facts straight here.This event was 100% legal. They had every permit the city told them they needed. They had a 2 MILLION DOLLAR insurance policy for the event. They had liscenced security guards at the gates confiscating any alcohol or drugs found upon entry (yes, they searched every car on the way in). Oh, I suppose I should mention that they arrested all the security guards for possession.

Oh another interesting fact.. the police did not have a warrant. The owner of the land already has a lawsuit against the city for something similar. A few months ago, she rented her land for a party and the police raided that as well. And catch this, the police forced her to LEAVE HER OWN PERSONAL PROPERTY. That's right. They didnt arrest her, but made her leave her own property!!!Don't get it twisted, this is all going down in probably THE most conservative state in the USA. And this is scary.. a gross violation of our civil liberties. The police wanted this party shut down, so they made it happen. Even though everything about this event was legal. The promoters spent over $ 20,000 on this show and did everything they had to to make it legit, only to have it taken away from them by a group of radical neo-con's with an agenda.This was one of the scariest things I have ever witnessed in person.

I can't even begin to describe how surreal it was. Helicopters, assault rifles, tear gas, camoflauge-wearing soldiers.... why? Was that really necessary?This needs to be big news across the USofA. At least in our music scene (edm as a whole)... this could happen to any of us at any time. When we're losing the right to gather peacefully, we're also letting the police set a standard of what we can get away with. And I think that's BULLSHIT!The system fucked up last night... They broke up a party that was 100% legal and they physically hurt a lot of people there at the same time. The promoters already have 6 lawsuits ready to file with their lawyers and the ACLU is already involved.I'm sure some pictures (and hopefully some video) will surface soon. I'll make sure to post them up here on 404, so you can see the Police State of America at work."


This kind of thing happens - And while he chose to use it as a billboard to push his anti-establishment views, This all did happen. Who knew if it really was illegal ? Who knows if they really "held a rifle to his head" and "Ripped up the permit". Also, who knows if the security guards were busted for possession ?

The really scare thing about this is that I can't seem to find any article or newsstory about it. If anyone has more details, share with the class.

This kind if thing happens ALL THE TIME in other countries - I've been witness to it. Canada and Mexico love to do shit like that. Personally, I see no reason to spend the kind of money it costs to deploy troops to break up a party that 2 officers could have handled.

Remember "The War on Drugs"? That was when they used to roundhouse clubs and come in military style to keep everyone "safe from marijuana". That kind of thing went the way of the past.

-> Steve
 
Originally posted by beau_safken+Aug 30 2005, 02:03 PM-->
Originally posted by K2e2vin@Aug 30 2005, 10:24 AM
Originally posted by pissedoffsol@Aug 30 2005, 10:08 AM
I'm a big fan of techno and electronica...  but i've never been to a rave in my life.  I like the music-  i'm not into the sceene...
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same here.
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:ditto:
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thetruth
@Aug 30 2005, 02:10 PM
TECHNO TRANCE DANCE... is the SHIETTTTT
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And thus, his view becomes validated. Thanks for playing.
 

E_SolSi

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Hee hee... I'm proud to be an original Trance lover - My only gateway drug before listening to Orbital, Orb, Robert Miles, Fatboy Slim (The real FbS) propellerheads and Prodigy was being raised on Tangerine Dream, Gary Neuman, Kraftwerk and Kitaro.

I think that makes me a completed Jew.
 
I listen to trance and electronica because everything coming out of music over here is...

wait for it...

ABSOLUTE SHIT!

I hardly listen to the radio because I can feel my IQ dropping with every song played. Alternative rock has turned into pussy whining, modern rock has become lots of horrible guitar riffs on top of someone who couldn't sing their ABC's without making dogs howl (think Syndrome of a Down), rap and R&B is dominated by people that are all about big spinnaz, tanqueray, escalades and singers who can't decide on a fucking name! And then there's country... oh Jesus Harold Fucking CHRIST! I'd rather live next to the lead singer of Syndrome than listen to country for any longer than a minute.

Trance, House, Jungle, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Downtempo, Chill... those are my worlds.
 
Originally posted by Celerity@Aug 30 2005, 02:35 PM
Hee hee... I'm proud to be an original Trance lover - My only gateway drug before listening to Orbital, Orb, Robert Miles, Fatboy Slim (The real FbS) propellerheads and Prodigy was being raised on Tangerine Dream, Gary Neuman, Kraftwerk and Kitaro.

I think that makes me a completed Jew.
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Are you the operator with your pocket calculator? :D
 

reikoshea

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usually i agree with you e, but thats totally wrong. if i could listen to trance on the track i would..

if yall find out about any video that needs to be hosted have em PM here or email me at reikoshea@gmail.com

I will host it on reikoshea.com, that is some total bullshit.

If i have to, i will host an Apache server at home to get that stuff out, totally not cool.
 

reikoshea

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I understand that...but it still kinda hits home with me (even though i live in tx) I know if that shit happened here id be all over it.
 
is it that serious to have swat at a rave??? come on now this isnt bad boys 2 now. I was a part time DeeJay trance, House and Dance paid the bills for a bit. So imma a lil partial to them
 
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