First Time Experiences

Below are listed various accounts from Whirl-Y-Gigers as they share their first time experiences of the magic that is Whirl-Y-Gig.


Firstly to say thank you. That was the first time attending whirl-y-gig for me and my wife (in our forties, we have come to the whole world of rave and dance events very late, having spent our earlier years in different subcultures, or just as slaves to the demands of parenthood). Well, it was glorious. ... Read more

Maria (aka “the Whirl-y-Fairy”)

“From what I was told, I simply HAD to go to Whirly after missing a previous few due to other engagements, i couldn’t put it off any longer. People I went with had been before, and told me to an extent what it was like. But nothing prepared me for it…. The bizarre sight of ... Read more

Holy Moley…Whirly? – Paul, Birmingham

Twas New Year’s Eve…and nothing was stirring, save for a Monkey Pilot…and the rest of London. Okay, well, i went with Will, June (Will’s fiancee), Jane (June’s twin sister), Hank (Jane’s husband), and Niel (Hank’s brother)- all those dudes live in a house together and we’ve only made friends since about November, when they were ... Read more

More than an Experience – Ailish

The music is thudding. Deep, lustrous beats entwined with melodic tinkles, like the noise fairies would make while tiptoeing on water droplets in the garden. And these fairies come to life this night. The reality is formed through tutus spinning, the material brushing against sparkling skin. The bare-midriffs; curves swaying in a bubble of electricity, ... Read more

Not Only My First – Lucy

As the music played I felt that I was being enveloped, and my attention had to be directed to it. I became quite tearful, yet totally happy. The hairs on my body bristled. A new dawn, the first steps into a new life, a new me. The music is so beautiful, about all the joy ... Read more

Loz Tonkyn

I’m studying the anti-psychiatry movement n learned a bit bout humanist psychology – I realised that whirly is run by people who are trained at making the experience of the night as special as possible – making u feel good through light n sound, a real healing process… that’s why its so perfectly good- these ... Read more

My First Whirly – ISObell

I went to my first Whirly on my own. I have to say I was a little bit nervous. As I walked in through the double doors I was surprised to find myself in a warm dark almost womblike atmosphere! Instantly cosy and welcoming, with low ceilings and none of the loud music I was ... Read more
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