“In cities around the world, nightclubs and nightlife culture face a host of obstacles. Last call or curfew times are often rigid and too early. Bureaucratic red tape strangles creative endeavours before they get off the ground, while bylaws around zoning and noise can bring down existing venues and prevent new ones from opening. These aren’t impossible problems to fix, but only governments—usually municipal governments—possess the power to mitigate these issues. In many places, they don’t. In order for nightlife culture and underground electronic music events to survive, we must work to push and lobby the people who represent us, the people who make the rules.

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