DJ AM: No stranger to the Tampa Bay party scene
When Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein died on Friday, club music fans around the country took note. Not just because DJ AM was a fixture of the tabloids, thanks to his courtships of myriad starlets ... but because he was one of the few celebrity DJs who paid Tampa repeated visits over the years.
The above photo was taken in November 2006, when DJ AM was between stints dating Nicole Richie and Mandy Moore. He came to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for a headlining set, and tbt*'s Luis Santana was there. Click here for a photo gallery of DJ AM's set at the Hard Rock. And click here for a video.
DJ AM came back to Tampa in January for two gigs during Super Bowl weekend. On Jan. 29, he and DJ Jazzy Jeff came to AJA Channelside for a star-studded party. And on Jan. 30, he DJ'ed the Maxim Party at the Ritz Ybor.
"At midnight, DJ AM took over the turn tables, throwing in some old-school jams that were a welcome change," Dalia Colon wrote in her review of the Maxim Party. "In addition to modern hits, AM mixed in the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, Deniece Williams' '80s hit Let's Hear It for the Boy and Guns 'N Roses' Sweet Child o' Mine. He threw in can't-miss crowd-pleasers, too, like M.I.A.'s Paper Planes and Kanye West's party anthem Good Life."
After the jump, check out more photos of DJ AM at the Maxim Party, AJA Channelside (with DJ Jazzy Jeff) and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. All photos by Luis Santana, tbt*; except Maxim photo (Getty Images)