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10 signs you were a Toronto raver in the 2000s

Toronto's rave scene predated the new millennium but the 2000s was still a fun time to explore what comprised the underground rave culture in Toronto. For many Canadian ravers, Toronto was the only place to be.

Here are 10 signs you were a Toronto raver in the 2000s.

1. You still talk about that rave in an abandoned factory at Liberty Village.

2. You had a PureRave.com account.

3. You knew "Akira" the K-dealer.

4. You knew Kevin Bracken and Lori Kufner and partied in their loft with the swing set.

5. You cheered when you saw Olivia Chow danced like a butterfly.

6. You knew Shamus.

7. You knew someone who or got arrested at the Comfort Zone police raid in 2008.

8. You partied under a rampart bridge for three nights and days.

9. You intimately knew the insides of Savage Garden.

10. You attended Newmindspace events when they boomed.

What signs did I miss? Add them to the comments.

Writing by Trent Lee. Photo by Air'leth Aodhfin in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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