Miami nightlife will never die.
Henry Stone landed downtown in 1948, and the city was live. Today it’s true than ever.
Here’s a trip to E11even Nightclub’s Original Sin rooftop party during Art Basel 2015 to check out the dance floor and see the people.
The bar was busy slinging drinks and bottles with expert precision.
Tables and couches filled the landscape, but the boogie was uncontainable.
Bottle service sent up fireworks into the night
The streets of Downtown were full of anxious energy.
Outside the club, hundreds waited in line to get inside.
The line stretched far beyond the club’s entrance
Some people just didn’t feel like waiting around to get in and looked for another hot party to go to
But plenty of people were happy to be there
All they had to do was get past those damn velvet ropes
And once they did, it was action. Everybody was welcome
Champagne bottles were popping left and right, front, back, and side to side
The DJ was dropping bass and trying to activate the dance floor.
The party promoters were busy having a good time and keeping it live
They like their job
There were hookah pipes and VIP’s
And people started letting loose and feeling the music
Sharks circled the dance floor looking for a bite to eat
The joint started getting crowded around 4 in the morning
And by 5a.m. the afterhours was close to getting ready to begin
The bar staff were slammed with orders
Original Sin is a way of life
After a few more drinks. I headed out into the morning. Thanks for the free booze, music, and party E11even!
From 1946 to 2014, Henry Stone ruled the Florida music industry with an iron fist, a brick of cash, and a warehouse full of vinyl. HSM is the last of over one hundred record labels he personally founded. The HSM record label includes works from every decade in his sixty-five year career right up until today. Licensing available for film, samples, advertising, movies, video games, and more. Family owned and operated.