Much has been written about Beijing's famous "Underground City", the network of bomb shelters and underground tunnels that snake under the streets of the city, constructed in the late '60s for three reasons:
1) Some kind of military thing or something
2) C.H.U.D. housing
3) So people could throw raves down there
This Saturday night, it's reason number three on the docket as the Underground City plays host to "Volume 2" of the Bunker Party series of tomes. Just the stats: 10 DJs playing underground techno and house, 2 VJs who are building an interactive light / art installation using silk screens, and, of utmost importance, cheap drinks.
So, this one's the second Bunker Party, Bunker Party II: Underground Boogaloo. It's at a new location under a warehouse in Sihui. Here's a video of the first one. Maybe expect something like this only bigger, better, faster, more, more, more.
The new space is bigger -- they're expecting more than last one's 500-person turnout -- and they're putting this lighting thing into it. Trippy.
More media coming at you. Here's some grainy pictures of the new space. Sorry for the quality. It's like a pit, man.
SmartBeijing talked to party organizer Jerry Guo about going underground:
Tickets: Entry is 100rmb and you have to have an advance ticket to get in. There's no walk-ups. Plan ahead. Two locations are selling tickets: Cantina Agave and the first location of Home Plate in Sanyuanqiao. You can also hit them up via their Facebook page right here or call them at 134 8885 3779 (Sasha).
Finding it: It's under some warehouse in Sihui, on Line 1. Directions are on the ticket. You can also hit them up at email@example.com. And you can also hang on to that number.