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"There Will Always Be a Need to Shake Your Booty": America’s Early Rave Days

Clubs kids, ravers, fashion and illegal warehouse parties collided to birth the nation’s Rave Generation.

by THUMP Staff
Sep 11 2014, 3:28am

The rave scene in America started in Los Angeles, grew up in New York and ended up on daytime TV talk shows somewhere in between. Whether you were a club kid or a raver, the 90s were all about self-expression and all nighters in the new rave underground. "Why should the fantasy ever have to end?" asks one club kid on the set of Phil Donahue. Indeed. Mayor Giuliani tried to stop the movement, but dance music proved bigger than an illegal warehouse.

Switched ON Part Three: Rave Generation features Moby, Frankie Bones, Scott "Scotto" Osman, Destructo, DJ DB, Tommie Sunshine, Steve Lewis, Fatboy Slim and THUMP's Zel McCarthy