Famous Dance Music Venue to Shut Down Marking the End of an Era
Many EDM fans have traveled to or at least have heard of the famous Pacha nightclub in Ibiza, Spain, but the franchise has found great success all over the world, giving millions of dance music fans a local spot to call their own. The first Pacha club was opened outside of Barcelona in 1967, and there have since been 8 Pacha venues around Spain and 16 venues around Brazil, Germany, UK, United States, Portugal, Egypt, Argentina, Poland, Russia, Austria, Macau, United Arab Emirates and Morocco.
The dance music community is saying goodbye, however, to one of these beloved, award-wining venues as the only Pacha in the United States has announced its departure today. Pacha NYC will be closing its doors after a month-long grand finale celebration, which coincides with the nightclub's 10th Anniversary.
"The average nightclub lasts 18 months – we lasted 120. It’s been a wild ride that none of us will ever forget. Our final parties will celebrate the different artists, styles, and scenes that have made Pacha great." - Eddie Dean, Pacha New York’s president
Thanks to this award-winning club, the EDM community has the New York-style-24-hour-plus marathon, the renowned promoter Rob Fernandez and countless memories. As Pacha NYC says on their blog, the numbers don't lie. This is the end of a true era.
"6 million fans gracing our dance floor for over 12,000 hours. That’s more than 1,500 shows over 500 weeks. We’ve had many marriages, quite a few divorces, and at least 522 babies conceived. Fans have burned close to 10 billion calories over ten years, while our barbacks have ran nearly 10 thousand miles (burning a million calories), carrying over 2 million bottles of alcohol (enough to fill 2 Olympic sized swimming pools!)."
The 10th Anniversary party, New Year's Eve 72-hour marathon and closing party will see the venue saying goodbye in style with the likes of Puff Daddy, Carnage, Dirty South, and Markus Schulz as well as local veterans and staples like Jonathan Peters and Erick Morillo, the nightclub's founding resident DJ and chairman of the board. For more info on the final month-long blowout, head over to pachanyc.com/10year.
For those feeling inspired, Pacha NYC has asked fans to post their favorite memory at the club in the comments section of the post below.
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