Who started the conscious clubbing movement?

According to The Guardian, the first conscious club nights were run in London in the early 2000s. Other pioneers such as Tasha Blank spread the concept of sober raves further, taking the movement to New York and other places.

Although conscious clubbing is relatively new, sober communal dancing is not. Humanity has a long history of getting together to dance for various reasons, be it ritual, celebration, or just sheer joy.