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its not about the drugs

            The rave scene is one of those things that people who are not involved in the actual scene will never understand. People get their opinions made and won’t change them no matter what anyone says. Stereotypes are all over the rave scene. The biggest one is that it’s all about the drugs, which is far from the truth. Ask and real and veteran raver, and the will tell you its about so much more. It’s the music, the people, the atmosphere, the friendly feelings, and the inviting environment. It’s not about the drugs.
             Drugs have been around for ages, and they have been done for ages. The bottom line with drugs is that if someone wants to do any kind of drug, they are going to do it no matter what anyone says, and no matter where they are. They are going to find the drug from someone, and most likely do it in a place where if something bad happens they would not be able to get help. At least at a rave there is security, and people around that would be of help if someone has any problems, or overdoses. People go to raves to have a safe feeling; it’s not about the drugs.
             The rave scene gets a bad name from the kids that are sneaking their way into raves. True underground raves, not ones put on by a radio station or with thousands and thousands of people, but small intimate parties with somewhere around 400 people, are for people ages eighteen and over. The only way for minors to get into a rave is to sneak in or to use a fake ID. If a minor has a fake ID, their parents should be worried about a few more things then their children going to raves. .
             There are also many organizations that set up booths at raves to help the people who do choose to do drugs to be safe. There is an organization called dance safe that set up booths with pamphlets and test kits to test ecstasy pills to make sure they are safe to take. Many parents would say that they are encouraging people to take the drugs, when that is far from the fact; they are there to make sure that if people are taking the drugs they are not taking something that will send them to the hospital.