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THE DANCER FROM THE DANCE
The musical and dancing crowds of clubbing
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Clubbing is very much a social phenomenon at the heart of which is the clubbing crowd. The clubbing crowd is the foundation for the establishment of the belongings and identifications that I discussed in the previous section, as well as being the forum for the most overtly bodily enjoyment of the music and movement which largely constitute the clubbing experience. The clubbing crowd is thus central in any understanding of more complex and, in many senses, subtler processes of ecstatic pleasure and individual and group vitality (the subjects of the third and fourth sections respectively).