The 25 Best Club Candids Photos of June

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman and Jim Louvau
Welcoming in the summer in style at Maya Day and Nightclub in Scottsdale.
As the temperatures rise in the Valley, the turnout at local bars and clubs tends to drop, for the most part. Some nightlife spots still attract a crowd despite the killer heat, like the place that Club Candids visited in June.

Whether it was costumed partiers at Apollo's Lounge, college kids on summer break at Fat Tuesday in Tempe, or the rock 'n' roll revelry at Mill Avenue's Big Bang, we saw swarms of folks out after dark, each throwing a middle finger Mother Nature's way as they drank and debauched, regardless of how hot it got.


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The 25 Best Club Candids Photos of May

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
Scoping out the scene at Bottled Blonde in Scottsdale.
You won't believe some of the things we saw while out at the clubs this past month. Besides gawking at all the usual nightlife shenanigans, we happened to spy such weird and wild things as life-sized anthropomorphic animals costumes, dudes firing up laser beams, and a few religious types leading pilgrimages through the sinfulness of Scottsdale. No joke. We even rubbed elbows with celebrities of sorts.

We've got photographic proof of all this, of course, which we captured while in pursuit of after dark adventures around the Valley for Club Candids every week. We'll let the snapshots speak for themselves.

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The 25 Best Club Candids Photos of April

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
Hanging out at David Guetta's packed pool party gig at Maya last month.
Ravers and drinkers and college cats, oh my. That's just some of who we encountered in our clubland adventures during the past month while in pursuit of snazzy snapshots. We got to share oxygen with world-famous beat-juggler David Guetta at Maya in Scottsdale, stayed up late with candy kids at Stratus, wandered through the bars of Mill Avenue, and partied with ASU students at Gringo Star in Tempe.

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The 25 Best Club Candids Photos of March

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
Puckering up at Bottled Blonde in Scottsdale.
If you were out soaking up the sounds at the Monarch Theatre during Pete Tong's spectacular set last month, we might have taken your picture. Ditto for those who hung out at both Bottled Blonde and El Hefe in Scottsdale, folks celebrating Spring Training at Dos Gringos and Giligin's, or the ravers who were up late at Arizona Event Center for Bubble Bobble 6.

Club Candids logged a lot of miles this month heading out to said establishments duiring the month of March and grabbing numerous party pics. Here's a rundown of some of the best shots.


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The 25 Best Club Candids Photos of February

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman

February was most certainly a busy month for the Club Candids crew. Each and every week, we hit up hot nightspots and dance joints in both Tempe and Scottsdale and grabbed snaps of some of the mass revelry that was taking place within. And believe us, there was a lot of celebrating going on.

For instance, we kicked off the month by traveling into the midst of an absolutely off-the-chain Seattle Seahawks party happening during Super Bowl XLVIII at American Junkie. Then, it was a back-to-back rager at neighboring Tempe spots Zuma and the Mill Cue Club, followed by a chance to hang with hip-hop personality Fatman Scoop at Maya in Scottsdale and a visit to the newly opened Cake Nightclub in Scottsdale.

Check out 25 of our favorite Club Candids photos from said events.

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The 25 Best Club Candids Photos of January

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
Feeling the magic at DJ Roya's birthday party at Apollo's Lounge.
It's been said that January is the worst month because of post-holiday depression, having to stick to all those pesky resolutions, or your ass getting dumped. But if anyone was feeling blue during the first month of 2014, they weren't showing their frowny faces at any of the bars, music venues, or dance joints that the Club Candids crew hit up the last four weeks.

That's because there was nothing but big grins and such when we asked clubgoers and night rangers to pose for pictures while hitting up such locations as the Monarch Theatre, El Hefe on Mill Avenue, and Long Wong's in Tempe. Some people mugged or clowned for our camera, while others merely just smiled. See for yourself as we look back at the best Club Candids shots of January 2014.


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The 25 Best Phoenix Club Candids Photos of September

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Jeremiah Toller
Fun fact: If a Phoenix New Times Club Candids photographer is caught out in the line of duty--and given the size of the cameras they carry around, this happens a lot--we disavow all knowledge of their activities.

So when you see them taking photos in every nook and cranny of the Phoenix nightlife--at Reform School, a "schoolgirl fetish dance night," for instance--know this, if nothing else: They're risking a lot to bring you these photos.

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The 25 Best Phoenix Club Candids Photos of August 2013

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Melissa Fossum
August is a paradox. It's peak pool party weather, inasmuch as it's too hot out to do much else, but it's also the socially accepted time to begin wrapping up the pool party season, wearing white, pretending it's summer instead of pretending it's fall, etc.

It's a transition month for our Club Candids photographers: A run of bright, blue pool parties, and Fetish Heat, which is about as dark as it gets. Here are 25 of their clubbiest, intermittently candid-est photos.

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The 25 Best Phoenix Club Photos of July 2013

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Benjamin Leatherman
Some of these end up being more candid than others, is the thing.
An emergency deployment to Hollywood Alley might have deprived them of sleep and beer money, but it wasn't about to keep our Club Candids photographers off their usual July beat: Taking pictures of people who would probably have left Phoenix for the summer if it weren't for the pool parties.

As always, then, we've collected the fruits of their labor, as partial repayment for forcing them to walk around a pool with extremely expensive camera equipment in triple-digit weather.

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The 25 Best Phoenix Club Photos of June 2013

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Melissa Fossum
Scottsdale's Maya Day & Nightclub, June 22
June ended with a bang--Axis Radius closed down after one last blowout and temperatures spiked from "I guess I signed up for this" to "I did not sign up for this"--but our Club Candids photographers were busy all month, documenting Phoenix nightlife and consuming lots of fluids, probably.

Here are 25 photos they've left us to remember June by. (Whether you want to remember it or not.)

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