people sought to rebel.
subcultures try to push back boundaries of conduct.
state of youth – subject of panic
people turned to acid house parties in 1980s
govt suggesting gaoling organisers
”nuisance to many more than a nuisance to some” – home secretary
police tried to stop parties.
sarah thornton from canada came to UK to do a PhD about clubs in 1988
acid house was term invented in an album
hysteria around these parties – sensational reporting. made these parties seem more alluring. gave it credibility.
tabloids varied between positive and negative coverage
The Sun turned against acid house parties after 3 weeks having previously told people how to dress for these parties
Youth like scandal. makes their culture seem important
criminal justice act 1994 – clamp down on raves
define the musical form in order to criminalise it.