Ravers roundly dispute drug-soaked atmosphere
By Christina Leonard
The Arizona Republic
Feb. 26, 2000
They say they go for the music, the atmosphere, the people.
But they're not all high.
In fact, those who go to raves and the people who promote them emphatically denied Friday the police portrayal of the all-night gatherings as nothing more than drug-soaked parties.
"They make it look like all that happens at parties is the sex and orgies and drugs, and it's not," said Matthew Palmer, a 19-year-old raver. "There are people there for the music, and people, and to be happy."
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