OK this is a very common theme of discussion between me and a few of my contemporaraies of late! We all are around 25 ish and have been going to various raves, and events for a good few years now. A lot of them are a lot less enthusiastic about going to raves than they used to be. We still might venture out to Fabric or go to a hip hop event or go to whatever local dnb nights are gwanin but on the whole cant be arsed to travel to London for DnB specific evenets... the reason....? Becasue it just dont feel like a party no more! I still buy tunes and still have a fair idea of what is going on in the scene, fair eneough i might not bt 100% up to scracth on the latest obscure darkside label about to relaese a remix or whatever.... but i do read Knowledge and I keep up to scracth with my fave labels like V, Full Cuycle, Headz etc etc. However my contemporaries (not necersarily myself) argue that DnB is on the whole dissapearing up its own bottom faster than u can blink. Now this might seem strange given its huge popularity of late but there is an undeniable feeling that it is an insiders game and that the only over 22 year olds u get at raves are trainspotters (ie. did u just here that remix of balh blah blah last night etc). or are either DJ's or promoters. Now again this is not generally my personal opinion but i cant deny there is certainly something innit. My problem now is that unless its Fabric (cos of the super bangin hip hop/beakz rooms), The Valve (cods of its boomin bass!), Homelands (cos its bloody great!) or a local event (cos theyre local innit!) them boys n gals dem just cannae be arsed to reach! so my point is this...has dnb lost the party??? is it too much bout da music or has it just lost its funk??? If so what can we do to bring it back???? I know there are some wikkid moments in the dnb calendar like Movement at Homelands, Fabris monthly, etc etc where the aprty does get going but on the whole had it lost its way a little?? i'm not too sure!