I'm in Raleigh, NC and there is almost no rave anything where I live. All I can say is this, weather or not I'm at a club or a rave I don't care. I just need a place to loose myself in the music and feel the beat pulse through me. When I was younger the drugs didn't bother me, but now it does. If you've been sober long enough to watch the people around slowly loose their mind it keeps you away from it. For me, dancing should only be about that. The way a person can loose themself in music no drug can ever replace. The natural release I feel is so amazing. I hear the thumping. I close my eyes and let my body move it's self. I spin, sway, shake, and bend my way back into my body, mind, and spirit and then into a union with the music and I am freed.