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Friday, June 24, 2011

Diplo's "Secret Show": Cops Shut It Down, Switch Doesn't Come -- But Still a Good Time

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM

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Diplo
June 23, 2011
@Som Bar/Public Works

Better than: Lasertag.

Few of us haven't felt the disappointment of a policeman emerging from the depths of a crowd to announce the party is over. Ordinarily though, you don't expect to encounter the cops' ever-dreaded demand to "Turn the music off!" at 11:30 p.m. inside a legitimate club. Last night's "secret" show featuring Diplo and (allegedly) Switch (together known as Major Lazer), however, was anything but ordinary.

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We arrived at SOM. at around 8:45. People from all over the Bay Area had already formed a line down the block, the flasks in their hands and sky-high heels meant to impress the DJ/bouncer/policemen/regulators. Some claimed to have arrived as early as 6, hoping to catch a glimpse of the world-famous DJ duo before hustling to catch the last BART train at midnight.

Inside SOM., the crowd was full of familiar faces from San Francisco nightlife, including DJ Q-Bert and Switch's Dubsided labelmate, Sticky K. While Eug of the FACE parties warmed up the sizable crowd with a classic house set, including tracks from artists Escort and Juan Maclean, people reserved their most energetic dance moves in anticipation of the headliners.

UP NEXT: The cops show up.
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