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underground massive
when "fun" cost $30, something is very wrong.

Why do raves charge $20-30? This is costly entertainment. The rave scene positions itself as "underground," but many events are bloated such as the Electronic Highway Tour, sponsored by B.F. Goodrich, with national DJs. This is not underground, this is not even "alternative"--this is MTV: overpriced, mass entertainment. If you don't trust huge corporations, then you shoudn't trust parties sponsored by them.

Many times raves are so expensive because the producers are not commited to the scene and they know they can make lots of money overcharging for big name performers. The sad thing is many of these parties draw thousands of (mostly well-to-do white suburbanites) while local parties struggle to get a crowd.

It is time to change all this. Instead of attending a $25 rave, kids could pool their funds and throw a phat, cheap party with local talent. Why doesn't this happen? A few crews are doing their part, but we need more. Grassroots futurism in the form of a Boston Underground Massive.

Beats are freshest when they come from the underground. Support cheap underground events.

PLUR $$$$. Be critical of capitalism rather than complicit.