By Jellymon, photos by Samuel Derwent Hussein Ming Tsang
So one of the world’s best DJ’s came to China this weekend and where did he choose to play… Richy, one of the worst places on earth unless you happen to be a gangster, a 15 year old Shanghainese girl, a strange man that likes rubbing people’s legs while they dance (this happened to us the last time we went there) or an Edison Chen wannabe. As for the show Shadow played an amazing set (the best we’ve ever heard him play… he dropped Organ Donor about 5 minutes into his set) but the crowd was just confused. Hipsters and Puxi trendies clashed with Chivas and green tea drinking dice players for space in ridiculously over crowded club. Richy completely over sold the tickets to a dangerous level and the bouncers were really aggressive in dealing with everything from taking photos to drawing on the posters outside the club.
We guess some of the smaller clubs can’t afford the high price tag of Shadow but this would have been so much better somewhere else. Most people we spoke to lasted about an hour in the club before running off somewhere else less hectic.