E for Ecstasy by Nicholas Saunders
Appendix 1: Reference Section
- 19 Manchester RIP, Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4, 6/2/93
- Ecstasy first arrived at the Hacienda club in Manchester in 1988. For
ravers that year was a wonderful summer without media or police attention.
It was the start of the rave scene which later spread to London and rest
of Europe. The first Ecstasy club in London was Spectrum on Monday nights
at Heaven. While straight Manchester was unsuccessfully trying to put itself
on the map by bidding for the Olympic Games, a couple of bands and DJs had
actually made Manchester the fashion centre of Europe for young people and
the place where they all wanted to be. By 1991, applications to study in
Manchester had risen by 30%. But 1991 was also the year that the atmosphere
of peace changed to violence. Gangs started moving in, shooting each other
in the battle for dominance in the drugs market.
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