THE 1st STEP:UNDERSTANDING: George Eliot once said, \"I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.\" His expression of music defines the very lives that live today that seek refuge within the walls of Club Hyperia. Opened just over 2 years, the popular club is now under scrutiny by Harris County Attorney, Mike Stafford. To Mike Stafford, Harris County representatives, and to all of the concerned public: before you decide to close this club under terms loosely defined in this article, it would be respectful of you in our nation of liberty and freedom to listen to voices whose lives will be directly effected by this decision: Hyperia has come to be a home to many of us who drive not only from the outskirts of inner city Houston, but to Texans, Louisiana residents and among others who willingly drive out to the club just to embrace the scene, not only for the music but, No other club in Houston or our surrounding areas have any interest in having some of the world\'s top djays perform. But Hyperia is. I know, that when Paul Van Dyke performed at Hyperia, people came from as far places as California and Chicago, just to see Paul Van Dyke, for he rarely performs live in the U.S.. If Hyperia didn\'t exsist, I would have to travel to far places like Ibiza, Maimi, New York, and England to be able to experience my favorite music live. The culture we so heavily participate in radiates from the core of electronica music. Outside of it, faithful attendees have become a part of a cyber community at Hyperia\'s own website that now currently has over 667 members. Hyperia has not only become a place to lose ourselves within the music, but a place to build bonds and friendships through the same common interests such as the electronic movement. Please do not try to define our community as anything of delinquency; certainly there are people who\'s lives have become troublesome, but just as this nation will not take blame for individual responsibilities, I believe that Hyperia should not be held liable for what individuals do. It is said that in every fifteen minutes an alcohol-related accident occurs- but is it the bars and the liquor stores who are held responsible because the alcohol was purchased from them No, they are not. I ask of you to apply this same logic to the lawsuit facing Hyperia, and reconsider. As a frequent attendee, I have personally witnessed the staff of Hyperia diligently and thoroughly search people to minimize as much mischief as they can. On a regular basis, Houston\'s own police department have aided in the security at Hyperia to diminish the problems faced by the staff too. Certainly through these actions we can see that Hyperia is extensively doing its part in reducing what \'nuisances\' attempt to walk through their doors. Afterall, do you not think that in Hyperia\'s good intent that if they are a nuisance to the county, they are a nuisance to them too There are plenty of people who attend not only Hyperia, but many electronica clubs solely for the music. It is unfortunate that some individuals exercise the use of illicit material to enhance their experiences within these places, but the club should not endure the consequences, but rather, individuals. I would also like to note that the statement made in the article by Jeremy Rogalski is baseless in its reasoning: \"Stafford says what\'s especially troubling with its track record is the clientele the club attracts. Fliers are scattered everywhere -- pushing for the 18 and over crowd to walk in the door.\" I commend Hyperia for refusing entrance to people under 18 years old, the legal definition in our nation for an \"adult.\" Henceforth, these people are responsible for their own actions as any other adult in the United States of America who commit crimes. There are plenty of lesser known clubs off of backstreets of Houston neighborhoods who\'s doors are open to a predominantly teenage crowd, under 18. Please except this plea not only from me, but from our whole culture, not only Hyperia attendees but all other electronica clubs. It would deeply dishearten a vast amount of people who rely on Club hyperia as a place to release ourselves of daily burdens and experience the music we have unconditionally grown to be a part of. I could only hope that rather shutting the club down, we can mutually work with each other to better the environment for everyone. Clubs were founded on music and music alone. If the majority, of our clubs in Houston, truly, wanted people to come to thier club, to truly, enjoy themselves, by dancing to the music they prefer. Then, why doesn\'t these other clubs follow in Hyperia\'s footsteps of bring guest performers to attract more business Obvisiously, not many other Houston night clubs have the same goal Hyperia has. Which, in my eyes, Hyperia\'s goal is to attract true fans of electronic music. If, I am wrong and Hyperia is just another downtown club like the rest of them. Then how come Hyperia doesn\'t advertise drink specials heavily, like many other clubs. Maybe, because Hyperia doesn\'t depend on it\'s liquor sells to get it running, like many other clubs. Instead, Hyperia depends on the fans and admirers of the music the Hyperia Quoted by AbStRaQ808 and others the from hyperia forum.
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