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What the Hell's Going on With the Obscura Dance Night at Rips?

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As of now, the only remaining proof that Obscura Dance Night is alive is this flier, which appears on the pages of Rips Bar, Robden Brethauer, and Adrian Flanagan, but the multiple deletions and claims of Facebook hacks make the future of the dance party seem uncertain.

The bold, capitalized statement of "this is happening" was substantiated by Brethauer during a Facebook chat Thursday night with Up on the Sun:

"I am still running the Obscura dance night, it is still at Rips, and Adrian Flanagan is the new resident DJ. DJ Roya is no longer involved. Funkfinger has told me he is not interested in DJing Obscura right now, but he is welcome to return in the future. This weekend we have The View and The Echo Bombs playing early before the dancing."

Brethauer says he parted ways with Roya because of a difference in vision.

"She was against bringing in bands and other DJs. She was playing more of a Top 40/cheesy '80s-type of style, which did not match my vision of the night," says Brethauer, who started Obscura Dance Night at the now-defunct Ruby Room in January 2008.

Roya declined to speak with Up on the Sun about the matter.

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Melissa Fossum
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