Now, mute Goa rave parties to escape raids
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 11:10
  
Anjuna: "It’s another world here where hundreds of people dance but there is no audible music," says a shack owner at the famous Anjuna beach.

For anyone looking from far, things may be a bit weird and funny but they are not, he adds.

Goa's acid parties finding their origin in the 60s hippie culture coupled with doping are undergoing a generational change here since last couple of years.

The usual ear deafening loud music has evaporated into silence, lessening the risk of getting caught by the police.

The 'silent' parties with music played in headphones, connected to a DJ system through Wi-Fi are slowly becoming a huge trend to avoid police raids. The reveller gets to enjoy three different bands depending on his choice of music allowing him to shift from one to another.

The trend setters for this new-generation partying are two clubs -- one in extreme North and another in extreme South of the state. The club owners claim that they have many times hosted such 'silent' parties to spare their events being shut down after 10 pm under Noise Pollution Act.

Also, they claim to conduct such parties without any narcotics.<

"Rave parties are not new for this part of Goa. But they are getting silent now. The organisers prefer mute parties to avoid any trouble," said a shack owner from Anjuna, refusing to be identified.

These parties which generally begin from October onwards and run into new year, have now drifted a bit and start in mid-December and continue till May, he said.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 11:10


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