Ageing raver takes book to nightclub

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has taken a paperback book with him to a rave.

Plumber Tom Booker wanted to go to a massive club to hear his favourite deep house and techno DJs, while also having something to read for when he got a bit tired.

He said: “I steadfastly refuse to give up on raving, even though nowadays I find it quite exhausting to stand up for long periods, let alone dance.

“So last week I brought along Peter Ackroyd’s London – A Biography.  It’s very well researched although a bit heavy to carry around until 5am.

“I rave for a bit, then I read for a bit, then I rave a bit more. It’s nice.”

19-year-old clubber Nikki Hollis said: “I saw this old guy sat down by the bass bins reading a book.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen someone reading at a rave and the second time I’ve seen a book.”

Booker added: “Actually it’s quite hard reading in a club because it’s quite dark and the bass makes your eyeballs vibrate. Or maybe I just need glasses now.

“It’s good though. I think reading is the future of raving.”