Party of the Year?! Pharrell Surprises The Shrine

Who says nothing good ever happens after midnight?

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The Shrine was already in a frenzy Wednesday night during a special set by DJ Premier, one-half of the trendsetting hip hop duo Gang Starr, which also also featured the recently departed rapper Guru.
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But the buzz intensified when Pharrell Williams surprised the crowd -- and Premier -- by walking on stage.
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Williams, pictured with Chicago's music man about town George Daniels, is in town with N.E.R.D. to perform at the Chicago Theatre, along with Erykah Badu.
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Needless to say, this turn of events was duly appreciated. But was this the party of the year? Discuss here or log on to our Facebook page to continue the conversation.
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Premier is widely considered one of the top hip hop producers of all time and has recently been working with the likes of Christina Aguilera.
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George Daniels gets much love from the crowd.
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Chicago DJ, The Twilite Tone, checks out the show.
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Pharrell and The Shrine's owner, Joe Russo.
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Chundria and Nekia, hosts of Flair TV.
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A rare night off for The Heavy Hitter, DJ Timbuk2.
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The Shrine manager Jason Laws.
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The Shrine wasn't Pharrell's only stop Wednesday night. He also popped through the @superfun party at Jbar.
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