Although the number of Italy's social centers continues to grow, the scene is changing. Some, such as Link, in Bologna, have strayed from the founding philosophy. For starters, the facility was offered up by the town's mayor, said Costa. “Artistically, it's quite interesting,” he said. “In all Europe it is known and as far as music and video, it's done very well. But even though they try to remain in contact with the movement, everyone knows it is not a social center.” Link, which has a tainted reputation among social center purists, charges a relatively whopping $8 for concerts and raves.
Source: Hartford by Adam Bregman.