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Fundraiser at Johnny V’s to help Ben Bremer and Spencer Balona

In Clubs, Music

Johnny V’s hosts an evening of some of the club’s best regular DJs to help raise money for bartender Ben Bremer (from Language Arts Crew) and local DJ Spencer Balona (aka $penmoney) who were stabbed by a man outside of the club—who they had removed for causing problems with their patrons.

Both men are fine now, but they were taken to the hospital where they received immediate medical attention. All money raised from the fundraiser will offset their medical expenses.

“We’re all family at the bar,” says says DJ Marc Smith (aka Marcade), who is organizing the fundraiser for Bremer and Balona. “Ben and Spencer are two of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and all they did was defend the bar and the people inside of it. We’re suggesting $5 to $10 per person.”

The assailant entered Johnny V’s and first began harassing Bremer and the security guard. After they removed him, he re-entered and tried to start fights with other people in the bar. Bremer and Balona took him outside and attempted to calm him down. He suddenly lunged at them with a knife. The police were called and the man was arrested.

“He was some insane guy,” Smith says. “Everyone was having a good time. No one was starting anything with him. He just came in looking for trouble. This is the first time that has ever happened at that bar. It’s been there for 10 years. He wasn’t a regular or anything. He was just a random guy from who-knows-where just looking for a fight.”

Smith had no problem finding DJs willing to participate in the fundraiser tonight. The lineup includes Villan, Colburn, Smizzle, Marcade, Casper and Ra Noize. The event starts at 9pm.

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