LGBTQ DJ Bubbles Shot and Killed in San Francisco
Anthony Torres was shot outside the New Century strip club early Saturday morning.
San Francisco DJ, activist, and artist Bubbles (real name Anthony Torres) was fatally shot at 3 a.m. Saturday morning outside the New Century strip club, according to the San Francisco Examiner.
Bubbles was a well-known and much-loved presence in the underground house and techno scene in San Francisco and once news spread, an outpouring of love was seen in a memorial at the scene of the crime and in a slew of posts online. Dark Entries boss Josh Cheon, who operates out of RS94109, a record store located near the scene where Bubbles would often DJ outside, posted a tribute to Bubbles in a Facebook post:
“If you were lucky enough to meet Bubbles you would never forget her, a true artist in every meaning of the word,” Cheon added. “Not of this time or planet, she was always full of the most positive energy she would excitedly share stories about launching a new fashion line, discovering a Severed Heads B-side and throwing a party in an underground space all in the same conversation. San Francisco lost one [of] the best and will never be the same.”