Ten Years Of Lantern
As time flies, Lantern has been with us for 10 years.
A few days ago,A Russian friend dropped a message on Facebook, that he’d like to come visit Lantern around his meeting in Shanghai. Ten years ago, he was an international student in Beijing, and a regular customer at Lantern.
We’re so glad to know that Lantern brings so much good memories to these dear old friends.
Back in 2009, Lantern was brought to life on the basement floor of 3.3. In the same year, the team launched INTRO electronic music festival. It was the peak of our old crew, Acupuncture Records.
It has been a long and rough journey. Lantern 3.3 only survived less than a year because a karaoke business took over the lease. After moving to the 2nd and current location next to the west gate of Workers Stadium, Lantern almost got shut down because of the shortage of investment and operation experience. The club was renovated almost twice per year, until now Lantern got reconstructed over ten times.
The tough journey created the character of Lantern. Like techno music, it’s simple and continuous, it goes in upward spiral and it leaves endless aftertaste.
Now Lantern is the most professional techno club in China: top level Funktion-One sound system, techno artists from all over the world every weekend, gathering of all the local techno talents, and the biggest fans of electronic music.
Ten years, there is come and go. together we created countless wonderful moments and priceless memories…There is too Big thanks to all the supporters of Lantern!
November 22nd and 23rd.,Lantern’s 10th anniversary celebration! See you then.