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The Club Scene, Running on Full After Phoenix's Death, It's Business (Almost) as Usual at L.A. Hot Spots
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Braxton, Greg||||||Siegmund, Heidi
Date: Nov 9, 1993
Start Page: 1
Section: Calendar; PART-F; Entertainment Desk
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"ALL I WANNA DO IS ZOOM-A-ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM AND A BOOM BOOM!" blared the bone-shaking speakers at Roxbury.

At the same moment, just blocks from the Roxbury, dozens of other "scenesters" crowded around the entrance to another chic club, the Viper Room. But they were not waiting to get inside. They stood in religious-like solemnity, gazing at a crude shrine of candles, empty beer bottles, flowers and amateur poetry that paid tribute to actor River Phoenix.

In the first weekend after Phoenix's death, the scenes at Roxbury and the Viper Room presented a stark contrast in moods among devoted Hollywood club-hoppers frequenting the stylish clubs visited by the hip, young, rich and famous. Once again, an untimely death had thrust an unwanted spotlight on the young Hollywood fast lane.

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