How does one organize a rave? : LUSENET : North Carolina Raves : One Thread

There is this deserted old Korgo building near my house and I can't help but think what a great place for a rave this would be. How does one get started, what materails does one need,how you keep the cops away, about How much money is needed, how does one get a hold of Dj's.....ect.? What All Do i need to know? Just tryin to the vibe alive.....

-- Anonymous, August 13, 2002



-- Anonymous, September 12, 2002

I own a nightclub near Saford that hold 3,800. I thought about having a rave at the club, but the ABC rules, police, etc. make it really unattractive.

Instead, we are having a rave on October 4, from dusk til dawn in Liberty Shopping Center, 442 N. Greensboro Street, Liberty, NC.

This 12,000 square foot building was previously a nightclub, but it has been used only for parties for the past two years.

If you would like to rent it sometime, just let me know.

-- Anonymous, September 23, 2002

It's not that easy, buddy....

You need permits and backing (Say about $10,000) for a decent party.

You also need reputation and a promotional crew and a professional manner.

Do you really think that Diselboy or Scott Henry's agent will give you the time of day if you have no previous experience.

The days of abandoned building raves are OVER.

If you wanna be a promoter SERIOUSLY, then start by throwing small local DJ weeklies at bar/lounges.

-- Anonymous, November 13, 2002

This is a hard answer to question!

-- Anonymous, November 16, 2002

to start a rave you need some ball?

-- Anonymous, January 23, 2003


I have this great IDEA for a rave. Not just a rave but one that last the whole year and for Canada wide to join in. I'm looking into event planning and management courses so I can learn but I know sponsors will jump at the opportunity once they hear it. I don't even know if I want to say on here what it is because its sooo good and I've alreayd lost an idea to someone not again. Anyway..does anyone know any good sites that give basic knowledge to setting up and planning events. Please email me at

-- Anonymous, February 26, 2003

Technically, since you found a place, you'll need three more things. 1)A few djs (probably willing to work for cheap or free) 2)Rent sound equipment from an audio store nearby 3)A good lighting system Since the essence of a rave (or storm rave) is illegal anyway, don't bother with the permit and all that business. Unfortunately it will probably get raided, but maybe you can find someone who can fix that for you

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2003

Why not just start a micro rave in the form of a normal party?

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2003

There are too much things to be taken care prior the's very discouraging. Things that need to be taken into acc are: permits etc polices, equipments such as mixer boards , speakers, lighting system, turntables (if needed), power safety equipments first aid kits blah blah in case someone is stupid enough to get OD water Djs....

-- Anonymous, December 15, 2003

fuck it: get the djs, throw down, get raided, and burn the place down.

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2004

loll, omg ur too funny. ya, i have tghought the same thing. as a business man i think about well hmmm... 15 bucks a head X 2000 ppl. it figures up to be alot. however i realize how much trouble it is getting permits, etc. Well say it's a promotional event. I live south of St. Louis and there's a new skate park which just opened up in our town. I was thinking about throwing down some event in dedication to the new park. Maybe the cops would lay off if i held the thing in dedication. well, about the only way is if i put on tunes for free. charging for such things leads to problems for one so unknowledgable as myself. To hold a freak-off of such proportions which you speak of requires people who know exactly what they are doing. there are many, many elements which have to come together to make a beautiful party happen. you wouldn't believe the amount of abandon warehouses which exist in a city like ST. Louis. The main problem exists with the law. -Matt

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2004

Just curious ... what kind of "business man" are you with no understanding of spelling, grammar, and proper sentence syntax?

aka you are dumb dumb

-- Anonymous, June 18, 2004

it is easier than alot of people make it out to be the first thing is to just go to parties, lots of them, get notices, makes some friends, don't act like a retard to the djs they are people too, talk to the crew who is throwing it, BRING PEOPLE FROM THE OUTSIDE IN (friends, co-workers, classmates, parents (if they are cool with it), etc) next, just throw some house parties, outdoors (day or night), and other cheap ways to have fun, that's the reason why you want to do it in the first place any way. by that time you will already know if you can and still want to throw a 200-500+ party some other tips, get to know areas you want to party at, be respectful and respected by the law enforcement in the area, street cops for the most part are not going to try to be buzz kill, they are only there to do their job. that is what a VICE cop is for, they are the bastards of the streets. and know your patrons, how they act, how they feel, and other bullshit like that.

most of all, have fun, i know people who burn themselves out and don't rave any more cuz they tried to hard to throw lots or hard parties. DON'T do that, it is very sad Good Luck

-- Anonymous, July 30, 2004

There are some pretty good points made here that I've read. Although, I need details on the consequences of holding a rave. What's the worst that can happen? My equipment gets taken away? I leave with a big fine and a heavy headache? If anyone can help me that would be great. I need details on holding one in The Midlands, UK.

-- Anonymous, January 21, 2005

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