The history of rave culture dates back to the mid 1970’s, during a time when people communicated in person rather than over the internet and illegal warehouse parties were popping up all over the grid. This 10-minute long video featuring live footage from illegal warehouse rave parties in 1989 is a prime example of early rave culture. These acid house parties swelled in size with mobs of people who came together for one reason and one reason only... to dance.
You’ll see in the video below that the raves took place at an airport hanger. You don’t see anyone attached to their phone or standing on the sidelines. What you do see are music fans letting loose and feeling free to the sounds of late 80s acid house.
Check out the full video below.