Reactions to Ed LeBrun's murder

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Our supposed credo Peace, love, unity, and respect took a severe hit when Ed LeBrun was murdered a few weeks ago. Then again, he never really lived up to it either, now did he?

spread love at parties and in life, art2

-- Anonymous, September 03, 1999

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Whether or not we all agreed with the things Ed did are totally beside the point in this matter. The point is he began the real rave scene in NC and we are all so grateful for that. No matter what he ever did, he did NOTHING to warrant being murdered violently in his own home.

-- Anonymous, September 10, 1999

Ed LeBrun's Online Memorial http://www.carolinaraves.com/EdLeBrun

-- Anonymous, September 14, 1999

I am not sure why you want to say bad things about Ed. the guy did some things we may not all agree upon, but in this day who doesn't. I was friends with ed for a few years and i will miss him very much..maybe you should concentrate more on why those guys killed him and not what you feel he did to deserve it...kelly

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2000

Okay, Ed LeBrun. He was killed and to some it's a tragedy, but for others not so. Ed was NOTORIOUS for feeding pills to little boys to take advantage of them... how do I know? He tried the shit on me. Anyway, NEVER, and I mean NEVER credit parties coming to NC because of Ed. He DID NOT start the culture here and should not warrent the credit. I've traced roots back to 89' in Charlotte. Some of you will miss him, as for me, I'm thankful that another 16-year old boy won't be taken advantage of.

That's my opinion love it or leave it.

-- Anonymous, May 15, 2000


granted, nobody needs to die that way, but on the other hand, YOU DONT FUCK LITTLE KIDS!!!!!!!! i believe what happend to him is caled kar

-- Anonymous, May 31, 2001


I am Tim Laney. I sat in jail for 6 months because Greensboro thought that I was the one who killed Ed Lebrun. I am thankful that the right people were caught for this murder, and I do not believe that he deserved being killed in that manner, but I have to admit he was a sick fuck with some severe mental problems. It was only a matter of time before some little boy got sick of his shit.

-- Anonymous, June 11, 2001

What other promoter in NC brought such DJ's as Sasha, Icey, DJ Dan, Doc Martin, Feelgood, Huda Huda, Christopher Lawrence, Micro, and Keoki (just to name a few) before Ed LeBrun did?

-- Anonymous, August 01, 2002

This honeslty has been one of the hardest things I have overcome. But I must say this has given me the most inspiration in life; you have given me the most inspiration. You will always have a place in my heart kiddo. It's been a bit over 4 years but it proves you will never be forgotten. You have given me the drive to follow my dreams, no matter what anyone tells me. Hey kiddo, I made it to NYC. You will always have a place in my heart. You are the best!!!!

-- Anonymous, October 21, 2003

one word: windex

-- Anonymous, January 14, 2004

I met ed in like 92. He was never overly friendly towards me. But, I cant judge anyone. Mixed feelings: I did hear rumors that he like younger gentlemen, which if under the age of 18, is not gooood.

But, he promoted parties where i had some of the best times of my life.

oh, he also didn't hire me at spins. oh well. i got over it.

-- Anonymous, February 02, 2004



We all have vices that others find disturbing and/or perverted but that doesn't give anyone the right to take another's life. If you feel like you have been wronged in some way take it up in the judicial system! Murder is murder no matter how much you might detest someone and remember all the people out there who don't like you...

-- Anonymous, May 27, 2004

What other promoter in NC brought such DJ's as Sasha, Icey, DJ Dan, Doc Martin, Feelgood, Huda Huda, Christopher Lawrence, Micro, and Keoki (just to name a few) before Ed LeBrun did?:

this had a lot more to do with drew detweiler getting kimball collins and dave canalte up to nc. charlotte in 1989, indeed.

-- Anonymous, July 05, 2004


I think that finally, after all these years, it is time for me to speak here. I, along with my boyfriend, found Ed the day he died. I found him face down on the floor in his bedroom, blood soaked into the carpet all around him. I can still vividly recall staring at his brilliant white socks while I straddled his dead body to call the police.

Some of you have issues with the way Ed lived his life. You are bothered with the way he handled his private affairs. Some of you feel vindicated by the way he died, as though he deserved it. What a cheap and easy view. How simple it is for you to feel moral. How readily you raise yourselves up on the broken life of a dead man.

Ed was not the only one who was hurt by the bastards who killed him. What of his family? His mother, his two sisters, his father? Sydney LeBrun has become a close friend over these past years, and I tell you that he is broken. And Edís friendsÖ think you that they went through his passing unscarred? That there is not a place of pain that lingers still in their hearts? And William and I, we too, are forever changed. Dreams donít come so easily, imagination is tainted with blood and fear. Remember these people when you make light of Edís death. Remember that it is not only his pain that you mock.

-- Anonymous, July 06, 2004


So much has been said since Ed's murder, both good and bad. I've kept my mouth shut all this time because being so close to the situation was quite enough. However, reading this thread has made me realize that some things need to be said. I could care less if anyone agrees with me, but having known Ed for 7 years and working closely with him at Spins and Babylon for 3+ years gives me a unique perspective.

#1: Ed and the scene... No, Ed did not start the scene in NC. He went to his first party with Jenny Phillips in 1990, one of Drew Detweiler's events at ASU. What he did do was take it to the next level. When I learned of the music in 1992, the Trim Shop was in full swing. My friends and I would always arrive early for the parties to meet and hang out with all the people that had come from out of town. Folks from all over the east coast, New York, Florida, Washington, Georgia, you name it. Literally thousands of people at those events, some driving hundreds of miles to pack into a dirty ass warehouse to see a few local DJ's. It was absolute madness, the coolest thing I had ever experienced, and why I still love the music today. From there to Babylon and First Friday, one of the longest running monthlies on the east coast. Longer than Buzz, Fever, NASA. He was an incredible promoter, DJ's would cancel gigs to come to Babylon because they loved playing there. They could count on good sound, good lights, a good crowd and no bullshit. He was always up front with the talent, Paul Van Dyk came to First Friday in 1995. He was one of the first in the USA to book Mistress Barbara, and the first to book 1.8.7. after Joe became Jordana. The DJ's loved it here.

#2: Ed and the boys... Yes, Ed was a Grade A certified Freak. I do not condone or deny his actions in that respect. I can remember Benny saying "That shit's gonna get you killed one day". But a lot of the things that I read and hear are quite different from what I saw with my own eyes. Most of those kids knew exactly what they were doing. They knew if they hung with Ed, they would get into the club and roll all night for free. Some kids would even come up to me and ask "Is Ed hanging out with anyone tonight?". Deep down, Ed was a lonley, timid soul that craved attention, but was too socially inept to get that attention by normal means. I watched him get played by so many of those kids, it was sad, really. As for the kids that honestly didn't know what was going on, yes it sucks and it was wrong. Kids that young and clueless didn't have any business sneaking out of the house anyway, it's one of the unfortunate byproducts of our fucked up society. I can remember shortly after Babylon opened how much younger the kids were, but what really twisted me up was how the focus shifted from music first to drugs first. Yes, I had waaaay more than my fair share back then, but when 14 year olds were walking up to me asking who the DJ was that night, I started to get worried. They would bum money to get in because they only had enough to get a pill. They knew that was the place to go get fucked up, they didn't even care who was playing. I knew at that point that things would end badly, I just never imagined it would be quite so bad.

#3: The Windex poster... It's the people like you that work my nerves the most. I don't care what Ed may have done to you or your friends, it absolutely blows my mind that years later you still have not moved on. Without even having the balls to post your name you take a perverse joy at the beating, torture and stabbing of another human being. Whether he was guilty or innocent is irrelavent. How long will you dwell on that evil? How long will you let it eat away at your soul? Is there not enough awful shit in the world that you need to seethe on something 5 years gone? I have no idea what Ed may have done to you to earn that kind of insane rage, nor am I trying to defend him. I just cannot fathom how anyone can live with that kind of self destructive (to themselves and those around them) hate-filled attitude. My heart weeps for your kind, and I hope upon hope that somehow, someway you can get past the awful bitterness before it absolutely obliterates your being.

There... I'm glad to get that off of my chest. I'm sure that this diatribe will only stir the pot more, but these things needed to be said. Say what you want, think what you want, but for God's sake people, let's just get on with our lives. Life is way too fucking short.

Peace and Love to you all, William

-- Anonymous, July 07, 2004




-- Anonymous, July 09, 2004


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