Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel Miami 2012: A 76-Photo Recap

All photos by Jacob Katel
There was even a free peep show.
Masquerade Motel Miami
Grand Central Park
Friday, March 23, 2012

Better Than:
Rollin' balls inside a Vicks vapor room with a stolen subwoofer.

Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel sent so much bass rumbling through Grand Central Park that you could feel it from your toes to your fingers and nose.

It was heavy. It was loud. And it banged harder than an orgy.


The gates opened at 3 p.m. and the most fervent members of the 10,000-person crowd started showing up around then.


Security kept an eye on things as beat freaks assembled in the streets.


They came by bus, rail, car, foot, board, and bike. They stood outside waiting for friends, bought scalper tickets, and eventually jumped in line, eager to check into the Masquerade Motel.

A lot of dudes wore these pants...


Some people got lost on the way to Ultra and went to the wrong place. They had to turn around and walk their ass to Bayfront.


Big shout out to Rephlektor Inkorporated's Justin Kleinfeld for hooking up the access and making sure we got into the party.


By 5:30 or so, the park was nearly full.


Alesso was on the decks, spinning a mix of popular music and pure beats that resonated with the mostly young crowd.


The raised and tented VIP area, Room 101, was already stocked with models, bottles, and expensive drinkers.


Meanwhile in Swedish Mafialand...


Location Info


Grand Central Park

700 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: General

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The first picture says it all!

Music Fan
Music Fan

I thought Calvin Harris was better than SHM, but my friend already told me that nobody is better.  IDK why, but SHM was kind of boring for me.  & I wasn't on drugs.

Bryce Justin Shevlin
Bryce Justin Shevlin

if it werent for those boring moments you wouldnt have seen swedish house mafia since that was when we (stagehands) were setting up your precious djs......show a little respect.

Jacob Katel
Jacob Katel

Uh, you were getting paid to be there, quit cryin about respect, do the job, and cash the check. Alls I'm saying is they could have had another DJ, even in the sound tent somewhere, keeping the show hype between sets. Big up the stagehands though, you all did a killer job nobody ever thanks you for

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