Is raving a thing of the 80’s? The answer is NO! It hasn’t stopped yet and it isn’t going to if #cyberdog have anything to do with it!
Raving: A Past Party Style? We Think Not!
We all know what a rave is. Most of us have been raving for years. The real question is: do you still go raving regularly todat? If not, why not?! There is nothing better than partying all night, listening to sick music and wearing your best party gear. Raving actually started back in the 1950’s with our friends the hippies. In the 80’s, Techno and Acid House started taking over and that’s where the real all nighters started.
Today, everything has become so safe (some would say boring). But, it looks like there could be an awesome change in 2016 because ravers are back! People want to party again. They want to have fun, dance, go wild for a night (or two, or ten). That said, we all know that the rave scene never died. Raving just turned into clubbing because of the more controlled environment we all had to adapt to. Is it still the case though? Are we breaking away from our safe ways once again?
Raving in the UK
There are already some pretty wild events in the UK. Unfortunately illegal raves are not going to become “okay” with the majority of society anytime soon. Hence the word “illegal”. We’ve made up for our sins with our incredible festival season. The difference is everything is all organised and monitored. But do these have the same feel as 80's and 90's raves? Bestival, the Secret Garden Party and the other hundred festivals we run are awesome. There is no doubt about that. But, do they feed our need for naughtiness and breaking social barriers like raving does? Probably not.
It looks like recent news is telling us people want to let loose again though. Us Brits want a party and the rest of the world agrees! Everywhere has rules and regulations. Of course, we all have to play along with them but where does it end? It’s time to find a middle ground between our new, modern society and our old school party animals.
Although you won't be completely free to do as you please, the Hippie, Retro Acid parties are back! Loads of events are being organised at the moment to reintroduce raving for the generations of today. Sankey’s club owner, David Vincent, will be kicking off with some of the biggest pioneers of the rave scene. At the moment we don’t have too much information on the event. Although we do know that it will be during Easter Sunday in a secret location in Manchester. We also know that it will keep you up all night so keep your eyes and ears peeled!
David Vincent isn’t the only one itching to get his rave on. There are rumours that Londoners want to take over the streets of Shoreditch to show their passion for the UK’s underground scene. Annie Mac is also joining in with her Lost & Found Festival this year that is introducing an insane lineup. Also, if you love Game of Thrones and raving then you will want to head to Rave of Thrones at The Vaults, London for a Game of Thrones themed rave. These are just examples of some of the parties that are in the limelight. Raves are popping up everywhere at the moment. The real party is back and we will be sharing more info about all these soon!
Rave Art and Fashion
Everyone wants to be part of this returning rave culture. It’s a great way to get involved, meet new people and feel free! Now, raving has become more than just music, partying and staying up all night. Rave culture has become part of our art industries worldwide. With big designers like Alexander Wang and Calvin Klein throwing 90’s rave events for their new lines, it is no wonder raving is back.
That said where is the future of rave fashion going? That is where Cyberdog come in. "Born in the 90’s worn in the future" is our motto and we live by it! Camden Originals, Future Noir, Daisuki Vibes, Cyber Core and House of Neon are our lines and they are designed with raving and clubbing in mind. Terry and Spiros found their inspiration in their love for partying and all things sci-fi. They started making clothing that reflected the insane energy that came with the ever evolving rave scene of the 80’s. You probably get why the word “cyber” came into the name Cyberdog. The word dog on the other hand came from their pet Chihuahua: Chi Chi. Today, Cyberdog is still a one of a kind rave and club wear brand and the stores reflects just that. Sick tunes, bright colours, an insane atmosphere is what you will find in Camden, Manchester and Brighton! Raving is a thing of the future not just the past!
Come and join in the party at one of our stores or visit us online at www.cyberdog.net. Our stores are mental and reflect our "work hard, play hard" mentality. We love hearing about how people like to party or what they like to wear when they hit the town. So, drop us a line on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr to get in touch today!