I found this blog post via @stephanie_vee on twitter, with the tags #plur #mdma and #ecstacy. Basically, @stephanie_vee is posing the idea that raves are only a place for underage kids to take obscene amounts of drugs and dress and act like 5 year olds. This is part of the reason I started this blog, to show people the truth in the rave scene. I used to think the same as Ms. @stephanie_vee before I started raving, and I can understand where the negative stereotype comes from, however, I do believe people should put a little more thought and research into the rave scene before posting an article like this. If you aren’t going to attend a rave to see what it’s about, at least interview one of the members part of the “slew of teenagers sucking on pacifiers, dawning beaded bracelets fit for a 5-year-old decked out in tutus and fuzzy boots”. Maybe you’ll find out it’s not so bad.
So my challenge for you, @stephanie_vee, is before you label rave kids as looking for a form of escapism and basically being children who refuse to have responsibilities, maybe you should talk to a raver, find out why they rave, why they started, their story. You may find that some ravers have respectable jobs, families, and aren’t on drugs. Maybe you’ll see you were wrong about us all along. Maybe you’ll see that some of us really just want to dance, make friends, and have fun, without fear of judgment. Then you can write all the articles you want bashing our scene.
The 5th aspect of PLURR is responsibility.