Goa, known as the dance party mecca, wants to ban late-night parties.
Goa Goa gone?
The Indian state of Goa is world renowned for hosting some of the best all-night dance parties. It is literally the mecca for lovers of dance music the world over.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has come out saying that they will be enforcing the already standing law banning loud noise after 10pm. Although they have never enforced it in the past, they seem adamant to do so in the future.
Goa’s water resources minister also came out saying that these parties are against the Indian culture.
What will this mean for dance parties? Will officers come and shut down the music at 10pm, leaving party-goers waiting and longing for the morning when their beloved music can start up again?
The dark side of Goa
The noise complaints can’t be the sole reason for shutting down such a lucrative industry. Millions of tourists’ flock to the serene beaches each year to experience Goa parties. Shutting them down will certainly hurt the tourism revenue stream.
Naturally with any party culture there come risks. With dancing and raving come the social lubricants like alcohol and drugs. There have been a few suspicious deaths involving tourists as well as high-profile crimes.
Could this be the actual reason behind the crack-down? India is a very religious country and the party culture doesn’t quite mesh well with that.
The real question is whether the local government will do as they say and shut down the parties of Goa? Or will this law continue to go unenforced?
Hopefully these very special gatherings on the beaches of Goa will be able to go on as well as adhering to the tradition and feelings of Indian countrymen.