Senior citizen activity center DADA
is closing in January. Man, that's sad. It's been 11 years since the lovably grimy nightlife shop opened at the back of a Xingfu Lu alley, behind the snake shop, and in a corner of the city where no one minded when they turned the volume up. So many parties, so many dj's, so many stories from founder-man Michael Ohlsson
, so many lost nights and ringing eardrums. Why? Eh, it was kind of inevitable. Clubs don't live to a dozen years in Shanghai. They had a good run. The official cause of death is "Building being knocked down
". They say they'll be looking for another location. Meanwhile, they've got a slew of parties planned before the final January 18 blow-out (details forthcoming). This Friday, Ohlsson himself will be doing his all-night extravaganza, DJ Ozone's Trashy 80s Party. Go get him shots and give your condolences and maybe whisper a tip about some grimy old empty building you know about that he can move Dada 2.0 into. Tears...