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Two Americans rave in London

I would like to relay a story of an experience I had in
London this past summer while backpacking through Europe. This night
occurred at the end of my six week adventure, and although I had a blast
travelling with my roommate and seeing the world, this Friday night made
the entire trip worthwhile for me.

I had the good fortune to know someone in London while I was visiting.
My good friend had given me the name of a friend of theirs who was
living in London at the time. I called him when I got into town and we
went out the following night. Lucky for us, Zete was also into techno
and raving. Knowing that the scene in London is spectacular, I pressed
him to find a super event for us to go to. We found out what was "on
that evening. It was Absolute at the Colloseum. Sven Vath and Mr. C
(two world renound DJs) were spinning, and I was thrilled.

We arrived around 11:00pm and once inside, I could feel that it was
going to be a spectacular night. The layout of the location was
perfectly designed for this type of thing. One large room, another
smaller room and a chill room in between. Video games. Smart bar.
Unbelievable sound system, lights, lasers, the works! I spent the next
half an hour casually asking around....I was looking for Ecstasy. After
about an hour I found what I was looking for. The music was spot on,
and I began dancing. Soon after Zete and his friends arrived. We hung
out and chatted until I felt myself starting to "come up.

The Ecstasy was UNBELIEVABLE and the music
was even better. The people there were lovely, the vibe was alive and
growing! I spent the night in heaven, meeting people, hugging and
dancing my brains out. During the course of the night I had met a bunch
of people who were really friendly and outgoing. I talked to one guy
for awhile while we smoked a joint. After finding out that we were
from the States and were new in town, he invited us to their flat for a
"chill out after the party. It was the kindest and most heartfelt
gesture. Only a truly kind and generous person would invite two total
strangers back to their place to share an experience after a brilliant
night. And it was not like he was interested in me, we were are

We had an emotional night dancing. I was moved into such a
deep state of trance, the music, the lights, the vibe from the beautiful
girl dancing across from was perfect! It was my roommates
first real experience on Ecstasy and raving. He had a grin from ear to
ear all night long. He felt the vibe....he approached me and told me
everything I wanted to hear him say. How happy he was, how intense the
vibe was, how cool everybody there was being. I felt like crying. It was
a beautiful experience that culminated in us relaxing in a total
strangers house in a strange city, yet we felt comfortable there. My
only regret was that I would not be able to spend more time with those
lovely people and get to know them better. It wasn,t until 10:30 the
next morning that we phoned a cab for a ride back to our hotel. For me,
that night in London defined what raving is all about.

A 23 year old American man working as a software product manager, living in California. index
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