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During my senior year of high school, a group of friends started a series of parties in which they would play only electronic music. Originally being around 20-30 people, by the end of the first semester the parties had grown to 100+. They are held in the basements of peoples houses who are gracious enough to volunteer their space, which has been needing to get larger and larger with each event. The group of friends soon became the West Rave Society (‘West’ after our high school), and the events became known simply as Raves. All of these pictures were taken with disposable film cameras that I brought to the Raves. The quotes have been taken from people either directly involved with the Raves, or people who just simply attended one and expressed how much they loved it. I hope you enjoy looking at this project as much as I enjoyed making it.

Introduction

Elliott Gilbertson-Brown


“Do you rave or behave?”


“ [while raving] I’m thinking, OH MY GOD I’M SO HAPPY THIS IS AMAZING DANCE DANCE IM SO HAPPY”


“Appropriate attire strongly recommended�



Rave