Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige), is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden has land borders with Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast, and it is connected to Denmark by the Öresund Bridge in the south. At 450,000 km² (174,000 sq mi), Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union in terms of area, and it has a total population of over 9.2 million. Sweden has a low population density of 20 people per km² (52 per square mile), but is much higher in the southern half of the country. About 85% of the population live in urban areas. Sweden‘s capital is Stockholm, which is also the largest city in the country (population of 1.3 million in the urban area and with 2 million in the metropolitan area). The second and third largest cities are Gothenburg and Malmö.
It is said that the first goa/psy-parties took place in the late 80’s outside a town called Örebro. From there it then spread to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm with the infamous club Docklands as pioneers. In the early 1990s some dedicated acid freaks brought their visions from Goa and made the first party in legendary Kilsbergen in Örebro. In Stockholm Docklands had their imprint in the scene and within it came both positive and negative aspects when the police started to put energy into the surveillance of this new age party culture. Ever since then the psychedelic spirit spread all over the country, though mostly to the major cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Producers however are more spread out over the whole country.
Today the psychedelic / progressive trance scene and culture is spread all over the country mostly to the three biggest cities; Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö and the areas around. Oppressive authorities had for many years a unique interest in finding and shutting down as many parties as they possibly could find. These days police are less repressive as they realize that they get nowhere with the zero-tolerance policy. At some parties you may actually see police officers smiling in the morning sun.
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