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Rave Coming to Pleasanton Under a Different Name?

Original post made by Pro-Law, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Dec 17, 2011

Is there a rave that is going to be at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on New Years Eve? Looking online the company who is putting it on is associated with events like that. Many of the musicians appear at raves throughout the year also. I think these companies are just getting smarter and don't call them raves anymore. Pleasanton doesn't seem like the right place to be having something like this.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm

If the activity is legal and safe before, during and after, then bring it on!

Mike


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Posted by Pro-law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Having a rave in and of itself isn't illegal, but they do promote heavy drug use.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 18, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Let's wait until the crime is committed before we move in to make the arrest.

Mike


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Posted by Ptown Dad
a resident of Amador Estates
on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:46 am

Even my 22-yr old son was surprised Pleasanton was hosting a rave (his word, not mine). He said he didn't think Pleasanton was ready for that kind of activity. It will be a learning experience for Pleasanton. I wonder if they'll honor the 10:00 noise curfew on New Years Eve? Hopefully we won't have any problems, but it does seem risky and out of place for good ol' Ptown.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:50 am

I went to many raves when I lived in San Diego, and although there was definitely GHB, X, NO and other drugs around, it was nothing compared to the rock concerts I've gone to. Raves are nothing more than dance parties, and usually far more happy and upbeat than a typical rock concert. Why would anyone say that Pleasanton isn't the type of place for something like this?


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Posted by local
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

I say yes let them have a dance party , remember back in the eighties? hello! nothing I didin't do and probably worse, there is nothing for teens to do anymore I remember when there was a dance club for eighteen and under in Oakland that our parents would drop us off at and there was lasariums and day on the greens, they don't have any of that and they should.


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Posted by local
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

the only thing I might be concerned about is all the riff raff coming in from other towns over the hill, thats when s... happens.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

local -

That's why you have security and police. If you worry about riff raff, you'll just stay home your entire life (and ironically get killed in a home invasion robbery).


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Posted by local
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:43 am

I just hope that it's locals and not all out of towners, thats when shootings and stupid stuff happens. but I am still all for this thing happening, I think it will be alot of fun and if all goes well mabe they will make it a annual thing.


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Posted by Vic
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

Let the children play. With adequate security, a little harmless fun, 'trance' music, dancing... there's really no place for the kids to go in P-town today, except hang out at In 'n Out or other random places, is there?

Yeah, I remember the shootings 14 years ago on July 4th. It was sad but what can you do except be vigilant about things the best you can.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Amador Estates
on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

There's nothing on their website - but it's sounds like it would be a fun night out.


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Posted by Pro-law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

It is out of place because place because Pleasanton is known for being a family place and a business place. Raves are associated with big cities such as LA, Las Vegas. Of course I hope nothing happens, but raves are more for big cities due to the crowds they attract.

Also, the argument about teens in Pleasanton "having nothing to do" isn't answered with this 18+ rave. When did events that attract heavy drug use become associated with people having "a little harmless fun"?


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 19, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Pro Law,

Without statistical data I reject the argument that raves attract heavy drug use.

Mike


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm

This discussion is OBE anyway:

"Countdown 2012 has been forced to move locations due to local law enforcement's inability to staff the event and as a result, the Alameda County Fairgrounds management has decided to pull out. We have exhausted all options to make this event possible at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, including contacting other law enforcement agencies. However none of the local agencies can commit due to time restraints. We have secured and confirmed the closest available location. Countdown 2012 will now take place at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. We understand that this creates a commute for many attendees so we have secured multiple tour buses to shuttle to and from the event for free, for those ticket holders that don't want to drive. An e-mail with further information will be sent to those of you who have already purchased your tickets online and for those of you who bought your tickets in stores, please e-mail MegaEventZLive@yahoo.com for further instructions on how to RSVP for the shuttle. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and look forward to creating an amazing New Years Eve experience. The show must, and will go on!"

Too bad. Maybe a family event like a Grateful Dead cooncert can be scheduled instead.

Since when is beautiful dance music considered anti-family? I think some people commenting here have a skewed idea of raves.


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Posted by TRude
a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm

If you have a rap concert you can guarantee 80% of people smoking weed. At least 50% drunk. Guaranteed FIGHTS and dudes trying every trick under the sun to take your daughter home.

You go to a rave and everybody is cool with everybody and is just there for the music. Drugs are there for sure. Maybe you parents should educate your kids about drugs instead of keeping them from attending an even where drugs will be at. The bottom line is drugs are everywhere so put your focus in the right area.

I'll be there drinking beer and dancing the night away! And it is definitely a rave btw no getting around that no matter what it's called.


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