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Dancing Ravers, 1980s (Photograph: Gavin Watson)

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During the late '80s to early '90s, photographer Dave Swindells shot the nightlife at a range of legal and illegal raves in Ibiza, Spain and London.

Raving to the sounds of acid through the early '90s

[1990] Psychic TV ‎- S.M.I.L.E. (Remix by Greedy Beat Syndicate) >> https://youtu.be/QZIL1zyMxFg

Dancing the night away to Acid House at Spectrum, Jubilee Gardens, London, 1988 - by Dave Swindells.

UK acid house club culture, by photojournalist Dave Swindells. Date unknown.

What we wore: Balearic

UK acid house club culture, by photojournalist Dave Swindells.

22 Photos That Show Just How Insane '90s Rave Culture Really Was

22 fotos que mostram como era a cultura das raves insanas dos anos 90

A street party in London's Tottenham Court Road, July 1988

Trance encounter: Can it really be 25 years since acid house was born?

A street party in London's Tottenham Court Road, July 1988

The arches heaving with ravers in the earlu 90s. Photo: Wayne Youngman

Acid house rave in London from the early The photo was taken in one of the city's many venues situated under train tracks which is why the room has arched ceilings.

Acid House, Silver City, Drum, Raves, Flyers, Ol, Nostalgia, Scene, Ruffles

22 Photos That Show Just How Insane '90s Rave Culture Really Was

22 Photos That Show Just How Insane '90s Rave Culture Really Was

The rave phenomenon in northern England, early 1990s. Picture taken at Hacketts, Blackpool.

The late and early were an exciting era for me. I spent six years going to clubs and warehouse parties - the illegal "raves".

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