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Paris Hilton, Naomi Campbell party in Brooklyn for Circoloco Halloween

November 3, 2017 By Scott Enman Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Thousands flocked to a Sunset Park warehouse on Halloween weekend for Circoloco, a famed Ibiza party that routinely hosts the world’s top DJs. Photos by @aLIVECoverage
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Halloween in Brooklyn is one of the busiest weekends of the year.

The holiday resembles a music festival, as an influx of the world’s top musicians flock to the borough.

Although there were many parties to choose from, there was really only one option for those in search of a proper underground affair: Circoloco.

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The famed Ibiza party triumphantly landed in the Big Apple for the second consecutive year. After throwing a successful event last year, veteran party promoters Teksupport stepped it up a notch with a two-day weekender.

Teksupport has slowly but surely become a staple of the Brooklyn music scene for bringing the world’s top DJs stateside. The company prides itself on hosting no-frill affairs, just genuine underground music in gritty venues.

On Oct. 28, thousands came in costume to the shoreline of Sunset Park to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve at Circoloco in a former submarine manufacturing plant.

Among those dancing were a few familiar faces, including Paris Hilton and Naomi Campbell, who were seen backstage.

Friday’s lineup included hometown heroes The Martinez Brothers, alongside Damian Lazarus, DJ Tennis and Tunisian DJ/producer Loco Dice.

On Saturday, fans were treated to an impromptu back-to-back session between Welsh legend Jamie Jones and Seth Troxler. Matthias Tanzmann, Konstantin and Sossa rounded out an already-stacked lineup.  

For more than nine hours, the cavernous warehouse was submerged in that unmistakable red hue radiating off the Circoloco signs spread out across the room.

Olivia Wohl, who traveled from Miami to spend Halloween in Brooklyn, praised the atmosphere.  

“There was such an inviting energy that matched the level of sound perfectly,” Wohl said of Circoloco. “It was a huge space filled with tons of people embracing fun. There was never a stagnant moment.”

For Matisse Baumann, a Boston native and seasoned veteran of the club scene, the party was reminiscent of Europe.

“I enjoyed it. It was nice to hear that type of music and not be in a club setting,” Baumann said. “Almost made it seem like you weren’t in the U.S.”

Lasting into the morning, this felt like a party straight off the White Isle.  Although the event was slated to end at 7 a.m., people stayed well after that time, dancing until rays of sunlight crept into the monolithic building.  

As attendees left in search of the after-party, the city’s sanitation workers stood by their trucks, drinking coffee and getting ready to start their shifts.

The ravers were just ending their days as the majority of New Yorkers were preparing to start theirs.  

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