- Oct 16, 2011
That's because you're a rookie compared to them. Tony Humphries was the DJ who played in Zanzabar on Saturday nights in the 80's. Back then he was getting paid $1,500 a night playing there. He has been all over the world. Zanzibar was a legendary club that there are pictures and videos still online about the place. What messed things up was that the people running the club got deep into using drugs and turned the motel called Lincoln Motel into a welfare motel. So the club went way down with people getting their cars broken into and people getting robbed. Eventually the club name was changed to Brick City and was turned into a hip hop club with people fighting and some people getting stabbed.I don’t recall playing there
When it first opened up you had to dress to impress to get in. Then a manager names Al Murphy came in and made it dress to sweat wanting to bring his gay crowd to come in there. I was still going there but that's when things went down once they did that. Same thing with Brokers Entertainment complex. The music got changed up, the motel became a welfare motel and it went from dress to impress to dress to sweat. The music got changed. A DJ named Gregg who played there for 14 years stopped playing there. He played downstairs. I asked him why he left. He told me they started fighting and shooting. The place is just an abandoned building and Zanzibar got torn down.