Workers at a Manhattan construction site thought they had dug up a World War II era bomb, but it turned out to be a capsule of a different kind.
It turned out the object that appeared to be a bomb was a time capsule, buried in 1985 by club goers and bartenders from the Danceteria club, the club that helped launch Madonna’s career.
Former club owner John Argento told the Daily News he bought the capsule for $200 at an Army Navy store on Canal Street.
“It was just an excuse to do a party,” Argento said. “We forgot about it and went on to the next party. I was hoping the contents survived and I want to get them back because a lot of people ask about it.”
The famous Danceteria club closed in 1986, but not before it saw performances from the likes of Madonna, Billy Idol, and Duran Duran.
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