Plague Raves

One rule for us, another rule for them! As BBC radio DJ Maressa Innerarity is fined £1,000 for lending her speakers to a plague rave, when will Boris Johnson be receiving his demand for payment?

It must be quite expensive being Boris Johnson. For starters, there's the taste for the finer things in life he's had since pretty much the day he was born. For example, he once described his £250,000 salary for writing a column for the Daily Telegraph each Monday as "chicken feed".…

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EXCLUSIVE: “I feel like I’m playing plague raves right now, but I’m also f***ing skint, I can’t live on fresh air” – the words of one British DJ speaking to Amateur’s House under a cloak of anonymity…

Last year, this blog ran a two-part series after being contacted by a DJ who admitted he'd been doing plague raves. Part one had the DJ - who only agreed to speak to me on condition of anonymity - explaining what had happened in his own words. Part two consisted…

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Nothing to do with it costing a small fortune, then? Night Time Industries Association push the message that illegal raving is on the rise due to Covid restrictions – but this isn’t the entire story…

When I was around 15 years old, I was sat in English class one day - and the task that day was to compare and contrast arguments for making women's boxing legal. One of those arguments that by keeping it illegal, it would only push the activity into the world…

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So how many plague raves DID you hold at Downing Street, Mr Johnson? The question as it emerges “bring your own booze” parties took place as far back as May 2020…

Most people who know anything about the political past of Boris Johnson had extremely low expectations when he became Britain's Prime Minister in 2019. But even they are becoming increasingly shocked at just how appallingly bad he is in the job - and the current controversy over Downing Street holding…

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So who was the plague rave DJ who wanted a taxi home? Ravers rented out a 12th century Co Meath castle to hold an illegal party – and just look at the sorry state they’ve left the place in…

Two years ago, I remember speaking to a friend who used to organise illegal raves in the 1980s. He told me there were a number of unspoken rules they used to follow - work with the landowners and not against them, show respect for the property you are on and…

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Takeaway and a few drinks at home: the limited options facing increasing numbers of people in Europe on New Year’s Eve as nightclubs shut up shop – but won’t this just lead to more house parties?

As bellies around the world struggle on in that thankless task of processing all that food on the dining table yesterday, we enter the bizarre period between Christmas and New Year. And in case you're struggling with that task, today is Sunday 26th December. We call it Boxing Day in…

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What the hell kept you? Resident Advisor FINALLY mention the MDL Beast Soundstorm controversy in an opinion piece – 17 days after a one-man blog started covering it…

The following post is likely to sound terribly self congratulatory. And to be fair, that's because it partially is. Just over two weeks ago - 17 days ago, to be precise - this blog started writing about the MDL Beast Soundstorm festival controversy. You see, I have a real issue…

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Is that the line you’re taking? Plague rave agency which tried to gag this blog sends out email to its staff telling them to stop leaving “cookies” in the office – and they don’t mean the chewy biscuit!

The plague rave agency which periodically gets mentioned on this blog - although never by name - haven't had a good year. Firstly, one of their DJs admitted to me that he'd been doing plague rave at their insistence - writing about the experience and answering my questions afterwards. Shortly…

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