If you follow the Twitter accounts of the members of a certain clique of local DJs—the dance-friendly, hipster-friendly kind, many of whom appeared at the Claychella party that photographer Clayton Hauck threw at Lincoln Hall over the weekend—you've probably already heard that DJ Bald E
had his laptop stolen from the event. Luckily for Bald E, also known to music scenesters as Metro talent buyer Chris Baronner, Lincoln Hall is well provisioned in the security-camera department, and yesterday the venue posted to its website a series of video stills
showing two men in the backstage area who LH claims are responsible for the theft. Later the venue added a contribution from the nightlife photographer assigned to the Claychella beat, showing what appear to be the same two guys mugging for the camera
. If this pair really is responsible for taking the laptop, either the theft was totally improvised at the last minute or these guys are on some Jason-Statham-movie level of criminal cockiness.
Anyone who can ID the white guy in the tie is encouraged to e-mail ThiefTips@lincolnhallchicago.com. Whoever provides the tip that leads to the laptop's return will get a $100 gift certificate good for food, drinks, and shows at Schubas and Lincoln Hall.