LunchBag wrote:Not to mention it just puts a bad name on the idea of a rave here. When someone says "rave" they "oh this guy is going to go get messed up on drugs!". Still being in high school, the school health class teachers just preach ignorant crap about how "raves are evil and filled with drugs".
Tbh, I've never been to a legitimate rave/party simply because of how much crap I've heard about them. I realize that many raves/parties are not filled with drugs and that there are many "cleaner" raves out there, but, thanks to the reputation it received from people, I've simply never thought of going to a rave as a good idea. Soooooo many people say such bad things about them that I worry that they aren't as great as I thought.
Anyway, my point is that sure there may in fact be "evil" things at raves, but I think that it gets over exaggerated way too much. This over exaggeration doesn't help at all, and just gives raves the reputation for being chaotic places to get stoned, drunk, and utterly messed up. It has even affected me the wrong way.
I love America and I love coming over there, but this is exactly why I dislike America on the other hand as well (this whole "evil" thing and it not only counts for music)...
I understand what you mean by this, and I do admit that you are right about this. For some reason, the USA tends to be one of the strictest nations in the world when it comes to regulations and rules. It absolutely sucks sometimes, but tbh, I kind of think that it sort of helps keeps things in balance sometimes.
Coming from an American perspective, I absolutely love going to Europe, and some of my favorite places ever are located in European nations. But to be honest, the one thing I really don't like about Europe is that it's almost too loose in some cases. Maybe this is coming from living and growing up in a more "strict" country or maybe it's coming from my "crazy" moral perspective/believes, but IMO, in some cases, it's just too loose. (Keep in mind that I'm not trying to insult Europeans or Euro nations in any way...As I said before, I otherwise absolutely love Europe with a passion...This is just my opinion