Man goes tenting and unintentionally attends unlawful rave

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A man who went on a solo weekend camping trip through the Yorkshire Moors this weekend said he accidentally ended up at an illegal rave.

According to Yorkshire Live, Oliver Broome was hiking on Saturday (April 2) when his adventure took a strange turn after finding the “perfect spot” to relax for the night.

“The first half of the night went as planned,” said the Leeds-born, 29-year-old. “I’d opened up, made my dinner on my little stove and had a few beers. Around 10:30pm I got into my sleeping bag to change clothes for the night. At this point it got weird. I could hear people talking.”

He continued, “I could hear some guys talking and they seemed to be getting closer, obviously I’m in the middle of nowhere – I thought I was going to get murdered for sure.”

Broome then decided to jump out of his tent and confront the guys he heard talking, adding: “They didn’t know I was there.”

Then he realized what was going on, noting that he “saw them wearing a speaker, and then it all started to make sense.” The 18-year-old ravers were then joined by other people who, according to Broome, transformed the campsite into a “nightclub” with speakers, DJ equipment and lights.

“It was just an illegal rave right next to my tent,” he said. “I had no choice but to get in and celebrate. I have to say they were very accommodating, they supplied me with beers for the night.”

Broom said the event lasted until 7am, with around 50 ravers playing loud techno music throughout the night. “The odds of something like this happening in the middle of nowhere are incredible,” he added.

Earlier this year, police shut down an illegal rave taking place at a police station under construction in Amsterdam. Around 300 people were reportedly present.

When police arrived, people climbed over a fence surrounding the station under construction to gain access to the building. Holes were also cut in fences by partygoers, according to a police agency spokesman.

Two people – a 19-year-old and a 20-year-old believed to have organized the rave – were arrested and all the sound systems used at the party were confiscated.