In The working class of computer art GOTO80 talks about demoscene parties:
What is the point? Well, I really like the freedom of the copy party. Think of it as a hackerspace disco with lots of man-beer and old music. Thereâ€™s no money and no bullshit. You donâ€™t have to network with the right people and explain your work on their terms. Itâ€™s an odd soup of CEOs, graffiti writers, headmasters, schizophrenics and academics that is hard to find elsewhere. Some people are just quiet and make music, others are fixing some hardware while the Finnish BBS-d00d is puking in the closet. Then they all crash on the floor, covered in data noise. Itâ€™s like being 16 again all over, except for the SD-cards.