HINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Simply Epic. That’s how a Michigan man describes a massive rave party where roughly 2,000 showed up at his family’s 100 year old farm house.
21-year-old James Taylor, who just celebrated his birthday on Monday, calls Saturday’s party one for the record books. Now he and two others have a record. They’re all charged under liquor control laws with furnishing a location without a liquor license for alcohol consumption and collecting a fee.
HINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — James Taylor says it was a party for the record books; the 20-year-old believes he threw — at the farm house that has been in his family for 100 years — the biggest party to ever hit western Michigan. “People could have been laying out in my yard dead this morning,” Taylor said. “I’m glad the police were here — and the ambulances.”
Go-go dancers, a fire-thrower, two DJs, strippers, and of course, Facebook, for sharing video of the Project X style rave; the party was a going away celebration for Taylor, who is moving to California.
Taylor offered a walk-through of the party aftermath to our Michigan sister station WXMI; explaining that even with the overdoses, it was worth it.
Even with the overdoses?
“I didn’t force anything down anyone’s throat,” Taylor said. “I didn’t make anyone stay here until 7 a.m. or 11 a.m. or whenever it is that everyone finally left. I didn’t make this kid pass out on my floor. People wanted to be here. That was their decision.”
While Mecosta County Sheriffs say at least 2,000 attended the party, where there were at least six drug overdoses and the reported sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman.
Is Taylor responsible?
“I am. It’s my house,” Taylor said. “You got to deal with it afterwards, but apparently it was worth it.”
What’s your best guess as to whether Taylor is ruling out the possibility of more parties like this? More on the story here.