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[WPI] 1. To persist in discussing a specific subject.

2. To speak authoritatively on a subject about which one knows very little.

3. To complain to a person who is not in a position to correct the difficulty.

4. To purposely annoy another person verbally.

5. To evangelise. See flame.

6. Also used to describe a less negative form of blather, such as friendly bullshitting. "Rave" differs slightly from flame in that "rave" implies that it is the persistence or obliviousness of the person speaking that is annoying, while flame implies somewhat more strongly that the tone or content is offensive as well.
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Aslan also plans to go on a spirit quest with a Central American shaman and partake in the rituals of the Na Nachs sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism, which combines traditional Orthodox beliefs with elements of rave culture.
Ecstasy tablets, way back when rave culture was happening in the late '80s, were 70 to 80 milligrams per tablet of MDMA," said Wedinos programme leader Josie Smith.
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Leaders of the dance and rave culture of the early 90s, the Mondays have influenced acts such as Oasis, The Charlatans and Chemical Brothers, and in 2013 completed a UK tour celebrating 25 years since the release of their critically acclaimed album Bummed.
Where does your interest in rave culture come from?
I was interested in late 80s, early 90s rave culture, grassroots political activism by the UK Free Party Movement and Reclaim the Streets and how a hedonistic group became politicised when they were stopped from going to raves by the Criminal Justice Bill.
Rave culture was popular in this period; a music scene linked more to Ecstasy than alcohol.
Molly is a pure form of MDMA (ecstasy), a party drug known for its use in rave culture.
This period, roughly demarcated by two of the phenomena to which she alludes, the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the 1994 congressional election in the United States that installed Newt Gingrich as Speaker of the House, is coterminous, in Britain at least, with a cultural epoch that we might understand as specifically gesturing towards a singularly post-materialist effort at political transformation: acid house and rave culture.
A true child of the entrepreneurial '90s, Sabin describes his career in terms of identity and branding, and he attributes the success of Tidal Rave, in part, to refined aesthetics mined from end-of-the-millenniurn rave culture.
Insider loyalists identify strongly with rave culture and show allegiance to the scene through frequent attendance at events and patterns of consumption typical of connoisseurs (e.