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Sober raves: Revolutionary or awkward?



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Blogger Jaanam sparks a conversation about sober raves and speaks to a "rave hypnotist" from a substance-free club party in Camden, London. Can the community be trained to create judgement-free spaces where ravers are invited to be themselves without social lubricants like alcohol?

This article originally appeared on The Jakarta Post

Although, in all honesty, would you rather spend a Saturday night at a sober rave or at your local bar or club?(Shutterstock/*)


In light of drug and alcohol related deaths during raves in the past, attempts are being made to make sober raves popular. Although, in all honesty, would you rather spend a Saturday night at a sober rave or at your local bar or club?

Complete with DJ set, flashing lights, glow in the dark sticks and crazy costumes, the setting is ridiculously similar to a club party. These intoxication-free raves sometimes include a “rave hypnotist,” a person whose job is to set the pace for the night. Roughly, it is to prepare participants to be uninhibited and to spread love and be themselves no matter what...

... Read the full article by Jaanam Jaswani at thejakartapost.com





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