Watch: There Was A Rave - With Lights, Speakers & An MC - On The London Underground Monday Night
Commuting. It’s a bit of a drag, usually. It might even be the worst part of your day, every day. If only we had a way to liven it up a bit, to make it bearable. If only we had a speaker system, lights and MC Harry Shotta blaring out drum & bass on the Bakerloo line…
“Some real live drum ‘n’ bass on the underground right now!” Shotta yells in the video as the unimaginable happens all around him: Londoners – yes, Londoners – are smiling and interacting with one another on public transport. It’s a beautiful thing.
You can’t argue with the caption under the video - “Not your normal Monday night on the Bakerloo line” – can you?
Eventually, the police came and broke it all up, but it all seemed to go down in good spirits. “We've just removed a fully fledged rave from a Bakerloo Line tube!” the official police account wrote on Twitter. “All light hearted and very co-operative. #Bakerloo running normally.”
Traveller Iain Souttar told the Evening Standard about the rave: "I just stumbled across it.
"I was on my way back to university on the Bakerloo line to Marylebone. I got on and there were multi-coloured lights and a sound system on the carriage."
He continued: "Everyone was enjoying it and only took up part of one carriage so I didn't see any real disruption. I was only on it for two or three stops but everyone seemed to be enjoying it."
"It was very different to any Tube I've been on before," he said.
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