Goa crack-down has police eager to shut down rave culture
A Goa crack-down will see police enforcing stricter rules on raves
Goa is the homeland of rave culture that birthed the psychedelic movement.
If you speak to most producers, especially in the psy-trance community, they will tell you that it was a trip to Goa that inspired them to produce and join the psychedelic movement.
Goa is undoubtedly the holy grail of raves but authorities are dead set on changing that as the Goa crack-down on late night raves in this beach resort intensifies.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has given instructions to police in the area to crack down on raves held in remote locations in an effort to decrease “drug proliferation amongst the youth” in the state.
“Late night rave parties are illegal and it is where drugs are consumed and distributed,” Parrikar divulged to the media.
On the beaches of Goa
He feels that “Rave parties on beaches or remote areas should be totally stopped.”
His actions don’t come out of spite as two partygoers recently died from a suspected drug overdose after attending a party in North Goa’s Anjuna village.
There is no doubt that there is a large presence of drug usage and authorities pinpoint it to the “lack of direction” currently plaguing the youth of the area as they face exceedingly high unemployment rates.
Chief Minister Parrikar also comments on how problematic new age drugs are as many of them are not easily identifiable.
We can count our lucky lumo stars here in South Africa that we haven’t seen such an enforced desire to crack down on our parties.
Although we do have a strong police presence, they are mostly just there to see that everyone is in order. For now we are safe to dance the night away. Let’s keep it tidy so we can rave forever!!!
The Goa crack-down is a sad state of especially with the history and origins of this awesome place.