The 1991 Rave Community – Take A Trip Down Memory Lane

Welcome to the 1991 rave community where fast-paced, repetitive electronic music and accompanying light shows are still second nature. 1991 was without a doubt the most influential era for rave music to take over the UK dance scene.

By the time the scene reached 1991, it had the pure essence of peace, love, unity, respect, tolerance and happiness. It’s what raving was all about and nothing meant more than dancing the night away.

Meeting new people from all over the country was amazing with countless amounts of friendly relationships being made.

The scene was utter bliss with a touch of mayhem with hardcore tunes pounding through the powerful sound systems and basslines that moved you from one side of the building to the other. Knowone had witnessed anything as unique as the rave scene.

Where Did the Rave Scene Come From?

Way back in 1987, there was a dance scene evolving from the routes of Chicago house which evolved and developed in the cities of London, Manchester, Ibiza, and New York City.

Overlooked by the media in the pre-internet days the message seemed to spread even more quickly. The sheer momentum of the rave scene reached such a level it took the government by surprise.

London’s club Shoom was opened in November 1987 by Danny Rampling and his wife Jenny. Acid House soon became popular all over the United Kingdom and continental Europe as Britain raved on politically free.

What Triggered the Rave Scene?

How to enter the rave community at rave on 1991

The scene was triggered by a typical psychedelic bass line that acted synergistically with the illegal drug ecstasy. MDMA was unheard of apart from the pre-rave explosion overseas in Chicago and Ibiza.

Of course, the music was the main reason for the rave scene explosion and that’s the reason for our rave community at Rave On 1991 to bring back the past and create a future.

Some old-time ravers say that without the recreational drug (MDMA) the scene wouldn’t have spread so quickly. Rave On 1991 and our community suggest staying drug-free.

If you wish to experiment always Test Your Pills before taking them.

MDMA is not known to be addictive, however, the euphoria that surrounds it is. Each night just got better and better and more ravers joined the masses each week.

There is no real evidence that MDMA is among the more dangerous drugs,

A new study shows that MDMA, known as Ecstasy or Molly, can bring relief when paired with talk therapy to those with severe post-traumatic stress disorder. It just goes to show why euphoria reached the dance floor in such numbers.

Why Was 1991 Such a Special Year for Rave?

There was a mixture of unreal legal events to choose from in airport hangers, huge private estates and unused warehouses which catered for the masses. Hardcore became the music of choice with a few melodic tunes thrown in.

There are no words to describe 1991 with ravers gathering in service stations, after parties and illegal raves after the night’s event. People often talked about having the best night of their lives.

It was those memories that created such a buzz that each weekend became unique, memorable and diverse with various great DJs spinning their tunes.

1991 was so special every single night one after another got better and better creating such a buzz that no one could wait until the next rave. Motorway service stations became popular.

In 1991 ravers met after the club in motorway service stations and talked about raving all morning. Our crew remember meeting people from Quest and JJ’s in Wolverhampton, Shelley’s in Stoke, the Eclipse in Coventry and many more.

What Were You Doing Pre-1991?

How to Join us in our rave community at Rave On 1991.

Many people jumped onto the rave scene when there were good reports on the news with no police or public order issues. Word soon got around about the rave scene being better than the normal mainstream nightclub.

For many people drinking in pubs was their choice of nights out, dancing to mainstream music was all they knew. My friends and I had already been to Ibiza in 1990 and Tenerife in 1989 but weren’t sure what was about to happen back home.

I had no idea when 10 of us went on an 18 to 30 holiday in 1989 to Teneriffe that we would be dancing to some of the tunes that influenced the rave scene in 1991.

We started hearing some of the Ibiza acid house tunes from Ibiza and the rest was history. We were convinced by two friends to go to the Eclipse in Coventry which had us hooked from the first night.

There are so many great memories with so many positives coming out of the rave scene, however, the political side of raving soon caught up. In 1994, the government passed legislation (Criminal Justice Bill) banning large events featuring loud repetitive music.

Rave on 1991 – A Rave Community for You!

If you’re looking for a new place to hang out in a community for ravers then join our forum which has been designed to revive the rave scene in a more legal way.

As the community grows so does the forum momentum to bring together as many ravers as possible from across the world.

You’re welcome to become a member and reminisce as much as you want. We’ll be adding as many blogs as possible to the blog page for you to comment on and become a part of the new rave scene and community.

A Rave Community that Cares

The Rave scene was ours, something the promotors DJs and ravers stood for and nothing can change that.

Rave remains popular today and we care about bringing together as many ravers as possible, furthermore, we believe in Peace, Love and Unity.

Raves are becoming popular again across the United Kingdom, however not as it was in 1991. The signs of a huge revival are more noticeable, therefore, as long as we keep it legal it’s a movement we really could do with.

Our community here at Rave On 1991 excepts we’re not the only community, however, we strive to be the best.

All DJs, ravers, promoters and all those involved in raves both past and present are welcome to join as a member of the Rave On 1991 forum.

There simply hasn’t been anything close to the oldskool in Ibiza and the early 90s in the UK. If it’s a perfect time for raving to repeat itself now we’re right at the beginning of a recession.