The Orlando club Pulse tragedy has shaken the people all over the world.
The deadliest attack in the USA since 9/11 took the lives of 50 people and left hundreds of people in shock and grief.
Almost every DJ has reacted to the events in social media.
Unfortunately, the Orlando shooting is not the only occasion of this kind. In November 2007, Carl Cox was playing at an event in Venezuela, when 10 minutes into his gig, someone started shooting, killing four and injuring more. As seen in the video, Cox didn’t understand what happened until he was told to get down.
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Carl Craig, the techno legend who has been in the scene for more than 25 years said the words that remind us, what is important about going to clubs:
He told Entertainment Weekly, that when he was young and was going to the clubs, him and his friends were going there as if they were going to church and a DJ was their preacher. They went there to be tutored and to feel at home.
“When I went to clubs (in the 90’s), I looked at it as a way of being enlightened musically and to be around people that were like that the same way. They came to dance. They came to hear something that was really quite powerful and mesmerizing. Getting together, whether guys or girls or whatever, it was almost like when you go to a church revival when there are 500 people in the tent and people are dancing and the preacher is getting amped up. I didn’t go to clubs to go to a pick up joint or for liquor. I went to clubs for the music.”
When you go into a club you’re supposed to feel at home. And we want to protect it. In the club community, we’re going to have to look at this seriously. When we go in to these temples to worship this music, to hear this music, we should feel protected and we want to protect it.
It is important for all of us not to be scared, but to see how we can impact the situation and help protect our right to party, feel at home and worship music.