People will always want to get fucked up and dance till dawn, and someone has to put the music on for them. Whether that will still be a DJ as it's conventionally seen I dunno but surely something like.
That, or it forces people to duck clubbing in order to save for a couple of festivals each year.Reading version's posts earlier about how kids aren't going to clubs anymore I was thinking about how many festivals there are now as a counterpoint to the idea that people aren't as interested in going to see DJs (and bands etc.). But of course that led me to thinking about how fucking expensive these festivals are these days, which presumably must price out all but the poshest kids.
Although illegal raves are also making a comeback with young people, the older generation is more sedentary. The first legal outdoor events to return have been socially distanced outdoor sit-down brunches dedicated to UK garage and drum’n’bass – pitched at over-30s. The whistle posse can make some noise again, as long as they consider the neighbours.
“I’ve long wanted a sit-down rave,” said Tom Latchem, a happy hardcore fan and TalkSport presenter who launched ROAR – the 90s rave podcast – earlier this month. Social media metrics show his entire audience so far is aged between 35 and 50.
“All the old-school events now are day raves, which tells you everything,” he said. “People are in their 40s, they can’t go out till 6am taking drugs. Most people aren’t dancing. They’re swaying about a bit with a pint.”