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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rave Bad Boy Chad Craig returns to Downtown...

Long before the Arts District painted its first stroke and the Fremont East Entertainment District opened its first lounge, the bad boy of the local Rave Scene Chad Craig started a small party inside a warehouse along Downtown's railroad tracks. Located at the very north end of Industrial Road and Utah, the Cande Factore would be the home to some of Las Vegas' most amazing warehouse parties.

The Cande Factore would add to the milieu of parties that came before it like Ali Babas Magic Carpet Ride (1991), Big E and Mr. Ed's Illusions (1992), Downtown's Club X2C (1992), the Electric Highway Tour (1996) and Club Utopia (1996) to name a few. Though the Cande Factore is no longer around Chad and his company AWOL (A Way of Life Productions) have continuously thrown amazing parties all throughout the community.

It is without a doubt that Chad and his raver minions would be a quintessential part of an electronic music renaissance that is being felt to this very day, and at the ripe-ole-age of 35 he shows no signs of slowing down. This evening Chad returns to Downtown to celebrate his 35th birthday and inaugurate SONIKBOOM, a new night of electronic music at Brass Lounge located inside the "pint" above Hennesey's.

With an amazing lineup of DJ's, Chad wants the community to come down and celebrate his special day with amazing beats and spectacular views of historic Fremont Street. The party starts at 10pm... Must be 21...

For more information about AWOL -

Brass Lounge
425 Fremont St
Fremont St. and Las Vegas Boulevard

Happy Birthday Chad!

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