Theatre folk know how to throw a party and Redmoon Theatre did just that with their annual Boneshaker Halloween Party, which lived up to the stunning visual artistry for which their productions are renowned. Imagine those Halloween parties you see in movies where the liquor is overflowing and everyone put some effort into their costumes and you've got my evening at Redmoon.
I arrived hours after the 9 p.m. start time and was greeted with a heavy fog and friendly costumed ladies at the entrance (with a five-hour open bar, everyone was pretty friendly the entire night). The Babycakes food truck was just pulling up as I started exploring the huge expanse of celebration (they cleared out their performance spaces to house everyone). A live set by The Talking Deads and DJ sets from White Russian and Chaz Vrba kept all the guests rocking out all night long while various circus performers, a photobooth, face paint artist, and lounges gave the dancing-impaired many options for entertainment.
To spice things up even more, Redmoon debuted a mobile DJ station that rolled around the dance floor and special spectacles (many having to do with fire) happened every half hour.
Redmoon knows how to do Halloween right.
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