We at Acid Reign Productions recognise and respect the history of the rave community and what that means for our attendees. We wish to be a force for good in our community offering a safe and inclusive space for all who share our vision of what events can and should be. We believe in the power of music.
The history of rave is a history of rebellion. Without the work the initial dance clubs put forth we wouldn't have the scene and music we have today. From underground and often illicit LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC events, artists, and venues to electronic music’s mainstream appeal today. Rave continues to mirror the roots of its pioneers and deserves to be respected for continuing to free our minds, our bodies, and our souls.
We also respect the land we host on. We acknowledge its traditional history of many nations who cared for this land including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We stand with these people in the fight against the ongoing aggressive colonization of this land.
We believe in human rights for all, and that no matter your background or lot in life there is a place for you in our community. Love and respect are the cornerstones of the scene and we all deserve a chance to unwind free from prejudice and stigma.
We promise to work tirelessly towards repairing issues within our community and promise to be transparent in dealing with these matters. Far too often new members are told to watch out for a certain person without clear information as to why, while the community works around their behaviour rather than working with them on it.
That being said, certain behaviour will not be tolerated. Violence, abuse, harassment, and bigotry have no place at our events or within the scene. Calling these behaviours out is paramount to fostering a safe and responsible community. We believe in compassionate and respectful reconciliation and are willing to work with all parties if and when possible to reach an amenable outcome.
We believe working within our community most often provides the safest and most mutually beneficial outcome. We promote harm reduction and will work with community groups (such as TRIP) whenever possible. We do not believe in working with the police to solve issues within the scope of our community.
Thank you for allowing us to share our love of rave with you, it’s a sacred trust we do not take lightly. Let’s free the world of hate and violence one dancefloor at a time.