EARTHDANCE 2000
review

I had some time to think on the way to the party about the world. There are wars going on right now all over the world, rape and murder in every city, famine and homelessness in every other country and very little more than lies and clichés from every politician. And while all this ugliness is going on, a few hundred people from the future get together and celebrate life and freedom in an event called rave. When you think about it, it's the best thing they can do. Raves are not just an excuse to get wasted and party. They are a source of hope and happiness. They prove that outside our poluted cities, infested with crime and overwhelmed by laws, human beings CAN coexist peacefully and love and inspire each other without judgement and prejudice. I think if cops want to be acknowledged as "peace officers" not only should they stop busting raves, but they should defy all fear spreading, fossil brain, vote pandering politicians and protect ravers. Raves are simply a modern day cultural answer to modern day wars and they should be recognized as such. Ravers don't claim to be the smartest people in the world. They don't claim to have all the answers. But they all love living in peace and they know how to respect others. When was the last time you went to a football game and saw a group of drunken frat boys pick up their trash before leaving? When was the last time you went to a meatmarket bar and didn't see a fight? Ravers do need cops... to protect them from others... it's not the other way around!

Earthdance 2000 illustrates this point beautifully. Somewhere in the middle of the Arizona desert a few hundred shining souls got together to support peace and freedom. Not just in Tibet, but everywhere in the universe. And for this show of humanity we got exactly what we deserved: One hell of a great time and an abundant supply of heavenly vibes. We danced and embraced each other like all humans should and all was well with the world. My spiritual batteries were charged for a long, long time to come.

That's all I want to say about this great event - I let the rest of you describe the rest. Thanks to all who came out and made it happen and thanks to our gracious hosts who lend us their beautiful land:):):)

Peace Out
Ramy




i absoltely luved this party, i just moved here from la and this waz my first az party my first dessert party to. i luved da vibe, i thaught u all were so nice. i hav only one complainet, all u party kidz out there know when u saw free panakes on tha flyer u were like who cares bout da drive im so there, SO WHERE WERE MY PANAKES, hehe

dylan (aka la)
kandy kiddzz




were sorry about not having any pancakes. The people who were going to make them decided that they wanted to party instead of work ) which was cool with us ) so what we did have was bagels and danishs and OJ. We would like to thank everyone who came out to support Tibet and the Rave scene alike. We will continue to throw positive parties which will help the scene grow into a thriving community. I would like to thank ramy for coming out and showing us his support. I have a few pictures of him I would like to give him.

kenneth jensen




What's up everyone. I had such a good time mixing at Earthdance. The crowd was really responsive and everyone I saw had a smile on their face. Many thanks go out to the promoters, all the talent, and all the party kids that made this weekend a very memorable one.

Ariel (JERK DJ's USA)
Metrosth2@aol.com




I was sorry I couldn't make it to the Earthdance 2000, but was glad I could come here and see the pics. I am proud to know that the youth of today embrace the ideas of peace and love that many of your "old hippie" parents have lost. Keep the vision of world peace alive! Rave On!

Sincerely,
Renee (Kenneth's mom)
renken@theriver.com




What's up AZ! I wanna thank everyone who came out and supported the Earthdance cause. It was great to mix once again for all the AZ peeps! Till the next time.

Peace,
Hypnotic
hypnotic@420interactive.net




this had the makings of a very good party, i definately would have had a blast at this party if it wasnt for all of the fucked up people there, so called ravers. i know that everyone has heard this about a billion and one times but this is my first time telling about it. i think it is fine if you choose to do mind altering substances at parties, i do all the time but its the kids that cant handle there drugs that bug me. each rave seems to have more of these kind of kids. at every party you see crazy shit but it made me really sad to see a clothed orgy between four guys and one girl by the fire. its disgusting, you go to a rave to experience peace and tranquility through dancing and music not to see fucked up guys trying to get with girls or vice versa. please if you wanna have sex or do drugs in a wild manner DO THEM AT HOME! As i was dancing to john bishop (fuck yeah!!!) i saw one of those skywriter thingamabob that said "tech-sex-drugs" how pathetic is that. each rave that i go to it seems that there is less and less of the true vibe and more and more of the fake "e" vibe. i also see more molestor type of guys, slutty girls and little kids. i know that all you kids really didnt want to hear me bad vibing this party but i felt that i had to say something. i havnt been in the scene for more than 3 years but it definatly has gone downhill and VERY mainstream, i think that after several more parties im going to hang up the "raver gear" and move on because its very depressing to see all the little e-puddles on the dancefloor coma induced. however, if we could all to come together, the true ravers and somehow discourage the wrong type of people than maybe the scene could rise above. i wish you all the best of luck.

starlette

pinkle_sprinkle@hotmail.com




I found Earthdance 2000 to be rather inspireing. I haven't been into the rave thing long.. Infact my first rave was Chain Reaction back in July. Which wasn't that long ago. But every time I go I get more and more impressed. I didn't see the same thing that Starlette did, all I saw where many people simply chillin' and having a great time. The vibe there was more then just awsome. Even tword the end of the night I wasn't feeling well (And it had nothing to do with the recreational substances) and I sat, with my back to the fire and my hat down over my eyes. And someone, and to this day I have no idea who, came up and ran there hand over my back.. And it made me feel so much better.. (If your out there THANK YOU!!!) And I sat there and thought, "This is awsome".. I'm only 20, and until I started raving I thought the world was full of people who didn't care about anyone but them selves.. Then I started raveing, and realized I was wrong. There are still people out there who think of the well being of others as much as their own well being. And Earthdance was wa PRIME example of that.. And Starlette, calm down.. If that was people want to do, let them do it.. I quote EMINEM "It doesn't matter as long as you get where your going".. Rave on people!!

Joe
ofster@limpbizkit.com




I thought that party was kicking.Everyone was cool and the dj's were dope.IT was a little cold but that don't stop the AZ ravers!what was cool about this rave, was that the cops didn't swet you.I give madd props to the "GREEN MONSTER"and don't worry party kids,starlettes just burnt out.Go ahead and hang your raver gear up,someone will just replace you.If you don't love raveing,than your done.peace out,party on!

coryE'




i loved the party it inspires me to produce and develope more artistically.i love to see humans get a long and look at whats positive in life and to understand there is more in common there is an indifference.mad respect to kenny,joe,and maria for putting all your nrg for a good cause. keep growing and most of all be yourself!!!!!!

peace&love Baileybeannnnnnnn
saed124@hotmail.com




I've been partying in Tucson for over 5 years, and must say recently, and especially including Earthdance2k, parties are getting as good as they have ever been. Starlette criticizes drugs, and drug-induced mindlessness, yet they have been as much a part as raves as anything at all, music, the vibe, everything. It's all proportioned out evenly, and could not exist as a whole without any one part. The scene as a whole, fluxuates, with lows, like the one we're just getting out of, and highs, like the one we've steadily been reaching. I agree that there is a certain level of overt sexuality that the scene would broabably be better off without, but not more than at any other time in my last half a decade of raving. I swear, the orgy type stuff used to be a lot worse, back when the raves were less legal. Earthdance2k was, to me, like a step into the old-school. The vibes were real, the smiles were real, the music sure a hell was real, and most of all, plur ruled over all.

Peace, Love, Unity, Respect,

Dust-E
sirdrugsalot@hotmail.com




oh yeah i could definatly feel all the plur when two dumbass kiddies decided to feed the poor innocent goat a hit of acid and E, the next morning it had to be put down.

tRiX

Although I agree that feeding drugs to animals is irresponsible and dumb, I seriously doubt a single hit of acid and E would hurt a goat. Goats can eat anything from tree barks to old shoes to tin cans. What really bothers me here (if infact this IS true) is the disrespect these people showed for the people who provided their land for us by feeding their animal something without their permission. Please show more respect and consideration next time.

As far as rolling and flurting in a rave (see starlette, above), what happened to live and let live? Besides, if we agree that sex is "good," we should let it happen any time, any place. Arent' raves a place where you can go and do anything you want without the fear of being judged? Or did we change the rules some time ago to a drug free, sex free, music ONLY, shut up and dance or else thing? Remember, the first requirement for freedom is that YOU don't set the rules!

Ramy




I loved this rave. It was my first outdoor party, and I have to say it is my favorite out of the 14 I've been to since I started in August. The music was awesome, the vibe was great, the lasers were sweet (I've never seen them go off into the horizon like that!)and the people were so cool (mad thanks to all the Tucson people that I met that weekend, you are too cool). My friends and I all had tons of fun and we made lots of new friends, and thats what raving is all about to me. A big thank you to the people who threw this party, it was great!!!!

Dan
part_e_boy2000@hotmail.com




This was my first dessert party since ICU (I've been in Alaska) and there is just something about Jon bishop and the desert that go hand in hand I think everyone in arizona should right him letters begging him to come out here. The attitude of the party was great and as always if I saw something I didn't like I IGNORED it and danced

Panda




I WASN'T ABLE TO ATTEND THIS RAVE EVENT, BUT HOWEVER I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT THOUSANDS OF PICTURES FROM RAVES ON DIFFERENT WEBSITES, AND THEY ARE SO AWESOME! I HAVE BEEN RAVING FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS NOW, AND I AM GLAD THAT ONE OF MY FRIENDS INTRODUCED ME TO RAVES, AND TECHNO MUSIC, AND ROLLS. I THINK IT IS FUN TO DRESS UP, DANCE AND LET LOOSE, ESPECIALLY SINCE DAY TO DAY LIFE SUCKS SOMETIMES. I HAVE TRIED TO GET MY BOYFRIEND INTO THE RAVE SCENE, BUT HE WONT. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS I AM HAPPY TO BE PART OF IT. HE IS MISSING OUT, THAT'S FOR SURE!

CANDY RAVER
CLUBKID@AOL.COM




Well, its a good Month and a half after earthdance 2k. The drive was awesome from Phoenix. It was a good time to talk/bond with friends. And I must say that anyone who was stuck with me in that huge car wreak right before the turn off, rave on! That was crazy. Earthdance kicked ass, big change from packed nile parties up here! Alot more room to move around. I had a hell of a time, and kept it real for peace around the world. The day I got back, I made up a quote, and I thought I should share it to you all. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. peace::

Sometimes an experience of transition and its accompanied emotional abstraction can influence one's capabilities of interpretation, establishing internal rationale defining what the mind perceives as a congnitive shift of reality; disaffective or beneficial.

methodfour
methodfour@aol.com




I'm trying to locate any information about two women, one man. You were at the Rave in Cowtown. One of you is KC or Casey. The man plays a real good guitar. You are 20 years old, from Tuscan & may attend Pima College. One of you is a red head. You met 4 guys at the gate and shared some drinks and played a little guitar. We need your help, and are offering a reward to locate these women and/or this guy. Anyone have a clue? Please e'mail me.

Thanks
Cyn
teddy_whipples@hotmail.com




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