Pubdate: Mon, 09 Dec 2002
Source: Racine Journal Times, The (WI)
Copyright: 2002, The Racine Journal Times
Author: Kathryn Percifield
Bookmark: (Raves)


The drug war, although well meaning, is turning into an all out subculture 
war. As a raver of five years I shouldn't have to feel threatened by just 
attending a party.

And, to be honest, I could never afford to battle a ticket. Companies such 
as dancesafe are doing more good than the "War on Drugs".

Why? Because of actual information, not fear tactics.

You can never scare kids out of going to parties. And the ones who are on 
drugs will never be scared because of that very fact. And as far as candy 
and water being found at that rave in Racine, there's candy and water at 
punk shows and neo-nazi gatherings but the "War on Drugs" never goes to 
those venues.

In summation, the scene won't die until we all do.

Kathryn Percifield

St.Augustine, Fla.
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