'We kindly ask DJs to refrain from using the tube as a pop-up club'
BTP called to 'fully fledged' rave on the London Underground.
The incident gives different meaning to the phrase 'underground music scene' (Credit: YouTube)
By - John Toner - Police Oracle
British Transport Police apparently relish drum and bass - but not when it takes the form of an impromptu rave on the London Underground.
Officers were called to the party, including sound system, lights and MC, on board a busy tube train on Monday last week.
Footage uploaded to YouTube showed passengers laughing while dancing to drum and bass on the Bakerloo line at Regent's Park station.
Award-winning MC Harry Shotta told the passengers: “Real live drum ‘n’ bass on the Underground right now.”
BTP said they were called to the event after reports of disturbance.
We've just removed a fully fledged rave from a Bakerloo Line tube! ?? All light hearted and very co-operative. #Bakerloo running normally.— BTP Paddington (@BTPPaddington) 10 April 2017
A spokesman for the force said: "BTP officers were called to the northbound Bakerloo platform at Paddington Station after reports of a party on board a Tube.
"Officers attended and spoke with a man who agreed to turn off the speakers and the light systems, they then left the station.
"Whilst officers relish any opportunity to experience underground drum and bass, we’d kindly ask DJs to refrain from using the Tube as a pop-up club.
"It may be the Easter holiday but there is a time and a place and we’d ask everyone to consider other passengers using the network."
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