Beaches, sun, palm trees, fenny (locally brewed liquor) and beer....not to mention the great variety of continental food and all the colour and friendliness of the locals !!
If you're looking for a nice peaceful vacation on the beach with your girlfriend or a nice vacation with the boys to get wasted on the beaches with all that booze flowing around, Goa still is THE place to be ! This is exactly what Goa is.....and will be to the run of the mill 'holidayer' !!
.....this is what Goa is all about... !! right ?! WRONG !!
Goa is a haven for drugs and other forms of psychedelic and hallucinogenic substances. The parties(raves) that happen here are unique to Goa and the experience is unlike any other party destination. Ok..first things first...i'm talking about 'Trance', a genere of music which has evolved into 'Psychedelic Goa Trance' (where's the connection ?!?)...ok....lemme start at 'the source'....
It all started in the 60's actually, when all the hippies and the flower power generation discovered Goa. Drugs, nudity and music....is all they needed and its what they got !! its still pretty much the same today too....only...the drugs have taken modern twists and the music is all electronic (ahh...! now i get it!). The evagelists of goa trance, if you may, were basically the israelis who came to Goa during their post-war years. Of course, the germans played a major role too...most of the DJ's during the early 80's were germans, who kicked off the electronic techno scene, which has finally evolved into pshychedelic goa trance.
Goa, autonomous province southwards from Bombay is well known for its parties and pleasant athmosphere. In the Sixties it was discovered as a party-location by the hippies but today it is a partyplace for a new generation: the Techno- and Rave-heads. They come from all over the world, from Isreal, New Zealand, Chile, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Japan and from Germany to find parties on the beaches here.
In Goa, all are like a family. You are a member of this family just because you are there. Its a multiculture. Openness and tolerance are the rules. Arrogance is an unknown word. If you are new in Goa (white skin) you will be integrated by the old-established people. Goa is a non-stop-party from october to march at changing locations around the villages of Anjuna, Vagator and Chapora. At the summerly aftermonth starting in april, the partypeople move to north into the desert Rajastan and into the valleys of Kulu & Manali to party up to the end of the rainy-season in Goa.
Goa was discovered by the Hippies in the sixties. They came to India to find peace and harmony, things that you can find here on the streets.
The first Techno-parties came to Goa around 1988 but with no sucess. The people didnt know what to do with that kind of music. But one year later there came the Trance-vibes and the party-people were facinated by them. In this exotic enviroment, music and man grow together. A new kind of Techno developed: Goa-Trance with its psychedelic sounds that cut through your brain.
There are no party flyers in Goa. In the original state of the Raving Society, a bush-drum works fine. So newcomers fear that they'll miss something. No wonder the illegal parties are hard to find. But no fear ! Simply follow the stream of the bikers.
The week starts on Wednesday on the market in Anjuna. There you can buy batik-clothing, chillums and DJ-mix-tapes. Trance-Rhythms are flying through the air. At the evening everyone is viewing the diving sun. The night is coming on. Black-Lights let everything white glow. The beats start to go harder. Everybody goes into the PrimRose in Vagator to power-up and to get to the party-location of the evening. Often parties take place in Vagator: at the Spaghetti-Beach or the Tel Aviv-Beach or in the Disco-Valley. Or you can visit the Paradizo, a Trancefortress in Anjuna. The peak and the end is the sunrise. Some people go to the sea for a swim. The party-people use the day to chill for the next night.
So...be a bum for a little while every year, and party hard in Goa !!
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