The third stop on my busy Friday night was a Diesel event at the new Star Ferry pier. This is the same space first used by Nike several months ago for their Air Force One event. Arriving late, I missed the performance by Rhymefest. The party was in full swing by 11:30 – which is very early by Hong Kong standards. (For example, top name d.j.s don’t come on until after one am on weekdays at clubs like Volar or Dragon-i.)[photopress:DieselPartyHKcrowdFromAbove.jpg,full,pp_image]
Three ingredients that will allow such an early peak are a cool atmosphere – decorations that transform a space into something that feels special, good music, and, most importantly, an open bar! The Diesel event had all three. After passing through the reception area, guests were ushered through a long mirrored hallway (pictured in the top photo,) that spilled into the main room.[photopress:DieselStarFerryHongKongPart.jpg,full,pp_image]
The venue itself is a two-floor loft with a high ceiling and patio. It’s a new ferry terminal located directly on the harbor with a view of Hong Kong Island’s skyline. By midnight the large space was packed! Although I could only stay for thirty minutes, (due to yet another engagement,) it looked like a fun place to spend the entire night. The diverse crowd attending the event numbered close to eight hundred people. Curious what it looked like on the dancefloor? Check out the videos!
The Diesel party was a major success. Congratulations to Fed for putting it all together!
The view from the outdoor patio area on the second floor included The Center (a building that changes color,) and the new Four Seasons Hotel.[photopress:DieselPartyHKbalcony.jpg,full,pp_image]
Another shot of the packed dance floor from the second floor.[photopress:DieselPartyHKdancefloor2.jpg,full,pp_image]