Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2000
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2000, Canoe Limited Partnership.
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Author: J. Marling
Comment: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


I AM very disappointed by the media's handling of the "rave" issue.
After all this time ravers are still being discriminated against.  As
a raver all I want is to have a good, safe party. Look at the
attention the Enoch Reserve has taken. So much, in fact, that they
cancelled the event. Take away all our venues until we have no place
to party and raving will be pushed underground. Is that what you are
trying to achieve? Do you want this?

Unsafe, unsupervised parties that get closed down by police once they
find them? What the media should do is show both sides of raving, good
and bad. Why not show people having a great time listening to music,
dancing, and meeting people? Let me guess, it's not good for sales.
The best way to help out the raving scene is to legislate it, not ban
it by turning everyone against it. Our parties already have good
security and safe locations. PLURR - peace, love, unity, respect and
most importantly responsibility. My thanks go out to people trying to
save the scene.

J. Marling

(Makes sense to us. Rave on safely.)
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