So yes, you heard correctly. The Shanghaiist Halloween Party was shut down prematurely early this morning by the Shanghai po-po (or middle aged Chinese men with excellent costumes and very poor senses of humor). And yes, this really sucks. Shanghai’s finest arrived shortly after midnight and around 1 a.m. “encouraged” the venue’s management to the pull the plug, citing alleged neighborhood complaints about noise outside the entrance. Many people had to be turned away at the door, and then, down in the bomb shelter, the lights went up, the music went off, and that was eventually that. Not fun. We apologize to everyone whose night was adversely affected by this. We wish there was a way we could give you all candy or something.
It was fun for the four hours or so that it lasted, however — crowded, costumed fun (with free pizza!) — and, as always, Shanghai Studio did a fantastic job with the spooky holiday decor. We’ll publish plenty of photos and the party video soon (and if you’ve got some photos you’d like to share, please email them to [email protected]).
In the meantime, we’d like to leave you with this video of the Muppets performing NWA’s “F*ck Tha Police.”