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Friday, August 20, 2021

Haven’t experienced a good live techno show in a while. So I think I’ll hit DJ Christopher Lawrence’s headliner show tomorrow at The Masquerade. Ten bucks — you can’t beat it.

Finally, a solid reason to hit Ybor. More to the point, a reason to visit The Masquerade for the first time in years. I believe the last time I was in there was around 1999, when Vanilla Ice was kickin’ off his nu metal tour (it was a huge disappointment, probably because I didn’t want to hear anything except the metal version of “Ice, Ice Baby” — like everyone else in the house).

I’m old enough to remember when The Masquerade was the only thing that existed, club-wise, in Ybor. Back in 1990, some friends at school dragged me out there for a rare off-campus clubbing opp. I was new to the area, and the drive seemed horrendously long from south St. Pete; for a long while after, I was convinced we had driven most of the way to Orlando…

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 08/20/2004 02:43 PM
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  1. MASQUERADE’S END

    And speaking of Ybor City, I recently got word that one of its long-time institutions, The Masquerade, has abruptly gone out of business.
    Perhaps fittingly, a crappy-looking MySpace page replaces it. As for the actual physical location, I’m sur…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 03/03/2021 @ 8:40 PM

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