“It sounded like Fabric was upstairs.”
Airbnb is usually a quick and easy way to find a place to sleep, but some Canonbury tourists turned their rented flat into a pop-up nightclub to the dismay of neighbors last weekend, The Islington Gazette reports.
Set up with a DJ, bouncer and professional sound system, the temporary residents charged tickets to enter the one-bedroom flat and drew a 200+ crowd that spilled into the street before frustrated locals called the police.
“It was like a football crowd,” said one next-door neighbor who said he was home with his pregnant wife. “It was the worst night ever. I could hear the music louder than if I was playing it in my own living room.”
After local town council members couldn’t stop the party, police arrived at 3am but decided to wait for backup due to the size of the crowd. The neighbor below contacted the owner of the flat, who was out of the country, and said “he felt terrible and couldn’t do anything.”
“It sounded like Fabric was upstairs,” she said. “It was just the constant bass thud. We saw one guy carrying in DJ equipment.”
Police reportedly began clearing out the party after 4:30 a.m., with the music finally stopping at shortly after 6 a.m.