Upon thinking about the many holidays we celebrate throughout the year, most of them revolve around food...at least to a foodie. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and even Chanukah and Passover center around some sort of banquet. Even patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Independence Day involve some sort of special meal comprising delicacies that are reserved for little else than those specific holidays. Halloween, while definitely a swell time to partake in ghastly amounts of candy, is not what one would consider an “eating holiday”. Nevertheless, a true gourmand would never pass up the opportunity to enjoy terrific food, regardless of the occasion, and Miami’s top eateries promise to offer us foodies some delicious Halloween treats.
Planning to ring in your Halloween weekend Philly style? If so, we have the hottest party tips and top spots to hit for you and your crew. Go all out with the Halloween club extravaganzas, bar brawls, and dance parties serving up witches brew and transforming their settings with scary décor. Each party offers discounted General Admission tickets with your first drink free, VIP open Bar tickets and Bottle Service options! So, dress up in the latest, craziest, sexiest Halloween costumes and buy your tickets to the spookiest places to go in Philadelphia for great Halloween fun.
In a scene cluttered with new festivals nation-wide, production companies whom create the most exceptional experiences for their attendees rise above as the leaders of the industry. Creating something unique becomes more unachievable every year, but these pioneers are constantly pushing the boundaries of what was previously conceivable. As art is pushed further into the spotlight and music is showcased in ever more jaw dropping formats, the introspective festivals of the west-coast seem to be setting new standards.
Next weekend, Lunacy Music and Arts Festival will be representing these progressive qualities and delivering an outrageously memorable weekend. Located near Lake Cachuma at the Live Oak Campground in Santa Barabara, Lunacy is bound to the natural elements of its environment. Driven by dozens of art installations and unparalleled sound systems, this near final stop for the camping festival circuit is destined to be a weekend to remember.
We’re on the cusp of one of the coolest, most fun, goriest holidays of the year. This exact mix of appeal is what lures in the masses to hit all the hottest parties, donned in costume of course! Already gathering your group to secure tables at the best events happening in Manhattan during the holiday weekend? Here’s a sneak-peak into just a few of the top spots to hit for your Halloween pleasure:
Go BIG Productions, , the team responsible for putting together Swedish House Mafia’s notorious Masquerade Motel parties and the newest addition to the festival roster UR1 Festival, has gotten together to bring us Back In Black, Miami’s largest costume dance music party.
For the third annual fest, EDM fans will get to don their dance friendly duds and lash out to some of the top names in the world of electronic music including Dirty South, Paul van Dyk, Funkagenda, The Crystal Method, LA Riots and Electrik Dread. Hosted in a 100,000 square foot tent in Miami’s Midtown, this year’s Back in Black promises to be the largest one yet with even more surprise artists, yet to be named.
I screamed so loud I could barely hear myself think! The Festival of Souls Demon Mansion Haunted House is sure to leave you just as terrified and in a daze as you tremble from room to room. Located in the Village at Gulfstream Park and running until Halloween night, the seasonal attraction features a 17 room, 8,000 sq ft labyrinth with several themed areas that include hell's kitchen, an exploding bathroom, the howling woman, and the spider room, among others. In addtion to the Haunted Manson, Gulfstream Park is offering something totally unique to Halloween attractions in South Florida this year. The zombie safari paintball hayride promises to be so realistically terrifying that one will feel convinced that the zombie apocolypse is upon us, and we must prepare for the invasion! Guests will take a trailer safari trip through 50,000 sq ft of "ruins" made to look like the aftermath of a post-apocalyptic city and shoot ultraviolet paintballs at the impending zombie ambush.
Heidi Klum is well known for her elaborate Halloween costumes and parties. This year's 12th annual party at Tao nightclub at the Venetian in Las Vegas was no exception with her dramatic entrance and ensemble.
The eccentric supermodel was covered by a blood spattered sheet and wheeled onto the red carpet by two dudes dressed as doctors. The sheet was pulled back to reveal a skinless Klum in a bodysuit with immaculate muscle and bone detail. She rose from the gurney and proceeded to pose for the cameras as if she walked right out of the pages of an Anatomy textbook, or maybe a twisted episode of Dexter.
Anyone who made a trip outside this weekend has no doubt seen a handful of costumes good and bad already. Plenty of the worst will no doubt pop up all over the internet tomorrow. Bad costumes come in plenty of forms. A few classics are the the last minute costume, the unfunny joke costume, the unintentionally terrifying costumes, and the unintentionally hilarious costumes. These are the costumes that will keep us in stitches for years to come.
However, for every step back in the costume department, there is at least one step forward--at least for kids. Children now have more costume options than any generation before them. While it’s true, a few classics remain favorites, there is still a sea of options for this day most generous with its tricks and treats. Our parents and grandparents had fewer options. There were scary costumes...and unintentionally scary costumes. ComicsAlliance, masters of all things comic book related, has put together a list of some of the most horrifying offenders.
Let’s face it, Halloween is the best holiday to grow into. Getting Halloween treats as a child doesn’t become a hunt for stocking stuffers and last minute gifts for the office as we age, like Christmas. Halloween costumes, unlike Christmas sweaters, age really well. Batman at the age of 5 is still as cool as Batman at the age of 30 for one blessed day. Sure, the candy treats may evolve into holiday alcohol, but for many people that’s a plus.
However, there is nothing quite the same as our first Halloween costume. The thrill of being your favorite hero or something scary for the first time is something that simply can’t be matched. Even our most embarrassing costumes can have a touch of sentimental value. Maybe we weren’t the best Ninja Turtles or Supergirls, but for one solid day it was perfect. The candy rewards only sweetened the pot. For those who want a touch of that feeling back, there’s I’m Remembering. The site known for collecting so many nostalgia items from the 80s and 90s began accepting submissions of childhood Halloween costumes today.
What drew you to DJing?
I was in middle school and it was basically the only thing I liked besides girls.
What was your first DJ dig?
My first gig was at Dorsia in Manhattan. It was hip hop/house night and I opened for their main DJ (Omi) with house music.
What are some big musical influences?
There are too many to name. One moment that stands out is listening to Pink Floyd‘s Wish You Were Here album from start to finish with my friends. It really had a positive affect on me.
What do you consider your biggest achievement as a DJ to date?