Years and years ago, I heard wind of these parties going on in NYC that someone had dubbed "outlaw parties". Seem to recall two especially notable gigs being thrown, one in a subway station and one on a bridge, both locations being closed for construction. This sounded like the coolest thing ever, and...
-Jesus, if the word of that had trickled down to my 14 year old ears in Connecticut, I know that the buzz went everywhere.
I'm willing to bet that a bunch of you folks have got to have been in attendance. I'd really love to hear someone espouse memories on the subject.
It's said that these parties originated in Europe, while others maintain that it all began right here in NYC. Regardless of where it began, these gigs are credited with giving birth to the whole rave craze. Wel, j-j-j-j-jam on it, I wanna hear some stories. I wanna see some pictures.
Incidently, in these unpermitted times, I know it's next to impossible to get away with that sorta thing again. (shit! I'd like to pop one of Rudy's eyes out and make him give me a wink job.) However, it does seem that the next logical thing is happening, coordinated by the likes of a local personality [whose name involves a degree and a waterfowl] and the Cacophony Society, maybe a few other subversive factions.
These lovely freaks organize parties thrown on the Staten Island ferry, on specific subway cars, you name it. One of them last year ended in a small riot over by the old Esperanza gardens. (bonus points for that, but some people got hurt, so I'm not so sure that's cool)
Anyway, they try to keep it on the hush-hush, of course, and this being a public forum, I'll say no more.
Still, I'd love to hear about the Old Skool legendary outlaw parties of yore, if someone feel compelled to share...