Posted:Most pissed off at the filth!! Travelled all the way from london to the ridgeway in oxford to find 10 soundsystem rave, that got shut down. The pigs didnt have problems with it midsummer but now its coming to a close they are closing down more and more of the partys. Have many of you other hardcore ravers out there experienced similar problems? -What can be done about it?
Posted:Move to sheffield. It's far friendlier. And, aside from the occasional helicopter and some berk leaving flyers behind incriminating a different sound system, no problem from the police that I've ever seen.
"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean "...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean
Posted:here in bath the raves nearby in like bristol and some sketchy somerset fields have been getting pigged all summer, not badly though usually the pigs just turn up in their cars, check it out for a second and are off again, no problem. The big ones have the army called in after some time but that can be expected. Theres been leaflets goin around in bath recently that warn people of gettin a beastin from the pigs, a few raves have had the pigs turn up and theyve started trashing the systems and laying into people, so its advisory to start wearing protective gear like goggles....helmets..even womble suits...whats happening to the british free partees!
Posted:As more clubs are shutting down because of lack of punters and more than a few people are getting rigs together and putting on free parties this kind of thing is going to happen more often unfortunately.
The free party scene is bigger than it has ever been in this country. It is getting as big as the free festival scene did in the eighties and look what happened then The powers that be will not tollerate us enjoying ourselves while making our own alternative communities/economies and not lining the pockets of greedy fat cats by paying taxes etc.
The Linconshire police have always been quite friendly as far as the free party scene goes. However they are cracking down on gatherings this year I have noticed. This is also happening in Northamptonshire. Notts police have always had a zero tollerence policy. C@ntus be warned this attitude is slowly creeping in a northerly direction.
BBB What to do about it? Never give up going to parties, and be free
Posted:First off let me just say that, i will always go to free parties as long as my legs let me. I believe It is very important to love those free parties, but also to help tidy up a bit afterwards. The powers that be, will not tolerate us screwing up the countryside, and we need to be careful not to piss them off!! I am glad to hear that the scene is still hot in bath. Surrey police are cracking down, thats why we travelled to Oxford, but alas. I must say though that all summer the pigs have come down and actually been quite freindly, even pointing you in the direction of where to park!! It is only recently that they have been shutting down quite a few, BE WARNED it may be a new initiative, lets just hope it doesnt spread too far!