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.