Goa Trance

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In the state of Goa, Goa trance parties can take place in unusual locations such as on a beach, on rock plateaus or in the middle of the forest, although it is not uncommon for them to be held in conventional locations like clubs. Today, the need to pay the local police baksheesh means that they’re generally staged around a bar, even though this may only be a temporary fixture in the forest or beach. Once the baksheesh is paid, then the party-goers are free to bring out their charas and fill their chillums without fear of getting arrested.

The parties around the New Year tend to be the most chaotic with busloads of people coming in from all places such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and the world over. Travelers, beggars and sadhus from all over India pass by to join in.

Goa parties also have a definitive visual aspect – the use of “fluoro” (fluorescent paint) is common on clothing and on decorations such as tapestries. The graphics on these decorations are usually associated with topics such as aliens, Hinduism, other religious (especially eastern) images, mushrooms (and other psychedelic imagery), shamanism and technology. Shrines in front of the DJ stands featuring religious items are also common decorations.

Goa Trance


Goa Trance


Goa Trance


Goa Trance


Goa Trance Picture Credits: mr prudence/flickr




12 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. any parties in end october 2011 plz let me know the venue

    1. paresh on October 11th, 2011 at 10:54 am
  2. i will be in goa oct 12 and 13 2011 is any rave party that time pls inform me about that

    2. sandeep on September 12th, 2011 at 3:04 pm
  3. hi, i am also curious to join a party, i shall be very grateful if any future party information can be given to me,please do the needful.


    3. viv on August 15th, 2010 at 9:04 pm
  4. Bluewave and HappyPeople present NEW YEARS EVE PARTY in Morjim Goa.

    Start 4 pm 31st dec 09 onwards till 1st Jan 2010

    With top djs and Artist on the beach!
    for more info contact us

    4. Happy People product on December 28th, 2009 at 10:20 pm
  5. i will be in goa for new years eve dec2009.any leads regarding this parties would be appriciated. cheers

    5. sandy on December 10th, 2009 at 3:26 pm
  6. i would love to trip in places like these..how to get info on theses parties man

    6. organised4chaos on September 15th, 2009 at 5:46 am
  7. i would like to join the party.need to know about the events in dec 09.

    7. jack on August 31st, 2009 at 11:21 am
  8. I’m very much intrested in going to goa and try the parties there.I use to go in europe but i was told that the ambient is much better there.

    What whould be the best time to go?

    8. pedro on April 27th, 2009 at 10:21 am
  9. hi, i am also curious to join a party, i shall be very grateful if any future party information can be given to me,please do the needful.


    10. raaz on October 17th, 2008 at 4:35 pm
  10. just invite 4 the party

    11. suraj on June 11th, 2008 at 12:55 pm
  11. This seems very cool. I would like to go to State of Goa, it looks like paradise!

    12. chillums on April 8th, 2008 at 4:14 am
  12. goa is an amazing paradise to be in…on the seventh horizon….im facing a problem …where will be the raves happening this october…help….Boom SHIVA

    13. kshitiz on October 10th, 2007 at 2:04 pm

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