Actually the term I've always heard used for taking acid and pills at the same time is "candyflipping" which sounds cooler IMHO. The best way to do it is debatable, but doing the acid first is usually the way to go, as I find anything other than speed tends to blunt the effects of the acid.
My favorite place to roll by far is at home, with the lights out and the disco ball on, flopping around the floor sweaty naked with my boyfriend in front of a marathon of porn DVDs.
What a glorious image :)
Private parties are good too, but those of us that like doing it at home or at private parties are older. I'm in my twenties, I own a house, I can stick glow-in-the-dark stars all over my living room ceiling, turn on the blacklights, and groove to Rabbit in the Moon for a few hours. Or, I can go to a friend's house, we can hire a DJ, and we can have a friendly little micro-rave. If you're 18, though, then you probably don't have that option. You don't want Mom & Dad to see you while you're rolling.
Thankfully I'm also in my 20s, and almost everyone I know, certainly everyone I know well, has their own place now. It'd be a pain otherwise... no huge morning after chillout sessions lasting all weekend ;)
But I've been doing it a lot at home recently with a few friends. I'm not usually too keen on doing it at home - I tend to get the thing where you get all stretchy and restless (please tell me you know what I mean :) a lot, especially with the quality of pills I've been getting recently. However I find that just doing halves, sticking on some relaxing music (anything on Platipus Records is great for that mood) and chatting is excellent, especially with people you're close enough to to hug, massage and so on.
And several of my friends are DJs so if we're round their place we get live music... :)
I'm also very grudgingly willing to accept that some genres of dance music really are all about the music. Jungle, for instance, you can groove on without drugs. Maybe hardcore techno if you are a very high-strung person or something. Stuff like Orbital, or maybe Moby, I could see that.
Don't forget the evil, evil stench that is UK garage (well, you probably don't get it over there you lucky, lucky person :). It's seemingly designed for wankers to wear expensive clothes too, and tends to attract only drinkers, but I will grudgingly include it in the dance music genre. But God I hate it.
There are genres of 'our' music though, that it's just not possible to rationalize that they are NOT all about drugs.
Proper psychedlic trance being one of them. I've recently gotten into the underground/squat party scene here in London, and psy trance is big there. It sounds crap when you're not into it, but when you get into it... there's that slow, pondorous drum beat that begins to sound like God walking down a long corridor and the chugging basslines that never stop... all too easy to loose the hours :)
But other forms of music can go well with or without - hard house (e.g. Nucleuz Records), acid techno, Detroit techno - and I'll enjoy them when I'm just sitting at home reading.
You're doomed, I'm doomed, we're all doomed for ice cream. - Bob Aboey
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