A Brief History of Arkham

It was S.T.D.'s 5 year anniversary where we began the story of Arkham’s immaculate conception. After failing to secure a used movie set from the movie “Her”, the S.T.D. promoters were rummaging through every venue in Shanghai to find a suitable destination for their annual debauchery. Halloween was quickly approaching, and the rug had been ripped from beneath their feet. Time was running out. Then…a call…an answer…some mumbling…”Wei?”….some bad reception and the words “OLD UNDERGROUND CLUB”. It was like music to the ears. Sweet, sweet, delicious, tasty, underground, dusty, mouldy, warehouse, no air-conditioning or ventilation music to the ears.

After an initial inspection, it was clear that the once dormant club was a gem buried deep in the loins of the French Concession. Loins that S.T.D. were ready to pry open once again and fill up.  

The stage was set, the production and sound checks complete and before the big hand had even reached twelve, Cinderella was already at the ball.  Droves of people in full costume started pouring into the club and on to Wulumuqi Road. Mummies, zombies, Mona Lisas, Jokers…lots of Jokers and pretty much everything else you could imagine. It wasn’t before long that the music was loud and the place was at full capacity. People were getting acquainted with this strange new place, and the place was getting well acquainted with them. 

 

From the top balcony of the club, S.T.D. looked down in awe of the majestic and somewhat grizzly view of people covered in blood lunging towards the stage. It was mental. Completely mental. Completely fucking mental. So mental that lighters spontaneously stopped working. Not a single lighter would spark in the entire place. Was it because of some strange manufacturing problem? No, it was because there was just simply not enough oxygen in the air. THAT fucking mental.

It was here, from this vantage point on the balcony, where the realisation of the name Arkham came to be. The merging of two worlds. The decrepit, soulless walls much to the depiction of an H.P Lovecraft dystopian city and the unspeakable, festering fervour locked away in an asylum in Gotham. At this moment, the realization came of a word that perfectly married these two worlds - Arkham.  A city in an H.P Lovecraft story and the infamous asylum holding Gotham’s most notorious.

 

After a night of celebration and recovery, our S.T.D. team knew there was something special about that little place on 1 Wulumuqi South Road. Something exceptionally vibrant but not bright, familiar yet mysterious. After many months of negotiation, renovation, new sound systems, new A/C and ventilation systems, the once dormant club opened it's doors once again, this time as the club we know today as Arkham.  And the rest, as they say, is history. History in the making.

 

这是另外一个关于Arkham诞生的故事。明确的来说是S.T.D.五周年派对,我们几乎找遍了大半个上海,只为能找到合适的场地来办这一场派对。万圣节马上来临,一切都迫在眉睫。突然,一通电话,让我们终于找到了答案。电话的那头传来的是“这里是一个过时的地下俱乐部...” 一时让我们浮想联翩。

据说这家地下俱乐部是在一次内部检查之后,停止了营业。这个宝贵的地下堡垒便被深深埋藏在了法租界中心地下。而这却正是S.T.D.所想要的完美派对俱乐部。

舞台,灯光,音乐一切都已准备就绪,还没等12点的钟声敲响,灰姑娘们早已等候多时。装扮各异的派对动物们开始陆续涌入乌鲁木齐路,木乃伊,僵尸,蒙娜丽莎,一切都超乎你的想象。从二楼俯瞰整个俱乐部,疯狂的人潮甚至让打火机都失灵。不是因为别的,因为整个俱乐部处于缺氧的状态!!!

这也就是Arkham的起名由来,在哥谭市,Arkham里住着最癫狂最邪恶的反派角色。而在魔都,Arkham则拥有最噪最有生命力的年轻人们追随。不久之后,这个有点陌生的地下仓库便成为了派对动物们每周末派对根据地。

在2012年万圣节的疯狂一夜之后,S.T.D.深深地被乌鲁木齐南路的这座地下堡垒深深吸引。它充满活力却又深藏地下,亲密但也无比神秘。之后数月的探索,粉饰,这个只因一场派对就引起全城风潮的音乐俱乐部,带着最新的音响系统和耳目一新的样貌正式登场,它的名字叫做-Arkham。之后的故事,无须多说,一万个人心里有一万个属于自己的Arkham故事。

而今晚正是Arkham三周年庆典派对,我们依然会聚集在这个我们最喜欢的地下音乐仓库,带来一场盛大的庆生派对

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