An all-nighter is traditionally a Northern Soul dance party - the 60s equivalent of a rave, where the kids would stay up all night groovin' away and taking lots of amphetamines and dexedrine. All-nighters were big with the Mod scene in London. Unfortunately, the term has become somewhat domesticated. Now the only Mods in sight are the sound modules used to playback that FatBoy Slim track while drinking caffeine, taking cookies and looking at Java beans, instead of being filled with jumping beans.