BRITAIN’S 40-somethings have called for a form of National Service which would require young people to attend at least 10 raves per year.
Middle aged people who had it large in the late 1980s and early 1990s said it was vital for British society that young people aged 18 to 25 were forced to have it similarly large.
Tom Logan, 48, a veteran of the first wave of Acid House said, “My children need the short sharp shock you only get from spending all night necking E and pumping your fists to A Guy Called Gerald.
“They’re so docile and dead-eyed. I just want to tell them, why don’t you get off that sofa, switch off your iPad and go out and explore the countryside in search of an illegal all-nighter in the middle of nowhere?”
“You should hear the stuff my boys Kyle and Aaron are listening to them. Tunes, choruses, blah-blah – I tell them, ‘That’s not noise, that’s just music’.
“Call me old fashioned but music should be eight straight hours of 135 bpm riddims to the minimal squelch of a Roland 303.”
Norman Steele, who runs a rave boot camp in Bedfordshire, said: “I see kids coming in here – emos, would-be computer programmers, never danced in their lives, in bed by 11. After three months of intensive rave, you can see the change – they’re saucer-eyed and fully committed to taking it higher.”