“The No. 1 Halloween party in the world” comes to New Orleans. Come and experience Endless Night’s Vampire Ball Halloween Weekend on Oct. 27, 28, & 29.
Endless Night Productions has announced its annual Vampire Ball will take place Halloween weekend, October 27th, 28th, & 29th at the House of Blues in New Orleans. Heralded as “The No. 1 Halloween party in the world” by TripAdvisor, the Ball will be hosted by Father Sebastiaan, a leading expert in the vampire subculture. The event can be described as “A Venetian masquerade ball meets a vampire court with the energy of a rock concert and the elegance of a 19th century burlesque cabaret.”
Opening Ceremonies begin on Thursday, October 26th, where all ticket holders are invited to a meet and greet at Big Mama’s Lounge at the House of Blues where the opening ritual will be performed at midnight. Then it’s onto the New Orleans Vampire Court at the Voodoo Garden at the House of Blues on Friday, October 27th from Noon to 6pm where fellow vampires can mingle in the Vampire Courtyard, explore some of the unique vendors, and ticket holders can pre-register for entry into all of the events. Those wishing to get custom fitted fangs may do so at the New Orleans Vampire Court. Then, VampireFreaks.com presents the Vampire Salon pre-party from 10pm to 4am at The Parish Room at the House of Blues, all in a big lead up to Saturday night’s Vampire Ball. On Saturday, October 28th, there is day two of the New Orleans Vampire Court at the Voodoo Garden from Noon to 6pm. Then it’s onto the main event, the Endless Night New Orleans Vampire Ball.
The night kicks off at 10pm when doors open. Dark wave band Cruxshadows takes the stage at 10:30pm. Multiple DJs keep the dance floors moving as guests explore the many rooms, bars, vendors, and vampire merch throughout the Victorian themed House of Blues. The night is filled with exotic performances and timeless characters, lavish gentleman and beguiling ladies. It is truly a carnival of darkness, bewitching to the soul.
Registration closes at Midnight and then the real fun begins, The Midnight Cirque. Cirque is a “Theatre of the Vampires” featuring select performers and Master of Ceremonies Jeffrey Damnit. Father Sebastiaan leads the crowd in “The Howl” followed by a musical act, a dance act, a ritual, and a best dressed contest. Afterwards, attendees will dance the night away with resident DJs V Christ and Angel. The festivities will continue until 4am.
Sunday, October 29th, concludes the eventful weekend with the Diamond Banquet at 7pm followed by the Masque Platinum VIP Soiree, “Temple of Bast” featuring Isibella Karnstein from TheCheateau.org at 9pm, both in the Foundation Room at the House of Blues.
A strict dress code is a centerpiece for the Endless Night Vampire Ball and contributes to the collective experience. There are three levels of dress which will be accepted at the Ball. Level 1: Black on Black, such as all black suit or cocktail dress, masques and fangs encouraged. Level 2: Motifs. Attendees are encouraged to get creative with themes such as vampire, baroque, Victorian, lupines, steampunk, pagan, Edwardian, kitten, etc. Formal vampire ware includes top hats, capes, cloaks, corsets, creative costumes, and Venetian masques. Level 3: Upper Echelon, imagine Venice Carnivale in New Orleans. The dress code will be strictly enforced. No streetwear, caps, sports jerseys, khakis, or blue jeans. No uniforms which depict neo-nazism or fascist symbolism.
All guests are expected to behave like ladies and gentlemen and personal boundaries are to be respected at all times.
Tickets for the Vampire Ball may be purchased on the Endless Night website at http://endlessnight.com/tickets/. All attendees must be 21+ and have valid ID. Early bird and normal ticket rates have already sold out. Current ticket prices are: Gold $85, Platinum VIP $195, and Diamond VIP $500. All other tickets including VIP tables have already sold out so reserve your spot now.