On Saturday, October 30th, Incase and MFG Productions threw a raging haunted house party at the 6th Street Warehouse in terrifying terror-friendly downtown Los Angeles. Darker My Love, Restaurant, and The Warlocks performed on the flat bottom of the warehouse’s mini-ramp while costumed party dudes spazzed on the dance floor and played carnival games to win Incase iPhone 4 cases, backpacks, and messenger bags.
Was it sweaty? Yes, very. Was it dark and spooky? Completely. Was the bathroom the scariest room in the haunted house? Definitely (think SAW IV). Did people have fun? OH SO MUCH FUN. Thanks to Matt and Mahtab at MFG Productions and Dave at the 6th Street Warehouse for throwing the party, it was one for the record (boo!)ks. We’ll see you again next Halloween. Enjoy the photos.
Thanks to our friends at MFG Productions we’re getting our Halloween lurk on early. Please join us Saturday, October 30th, at the legendary Sixth Street Warehouse in spooktacular downtown Los Angeles for a night of costumes, fake blood, blindingly loud bands, sketchy DJs, and free cases for your iPhone 4 and 3GS.
Can you expect wild mayhem? Of course. Carnival games? Yes. Haunted House? Definitely. Best costume contest? Totally. Will Darker My Love, Restaurant, and The Warlocks be playing? Yes, yes, and yes. But remember: Costumes and RSVP Required! Drive safe. Drink water. We’ll see you there.
We could say so much about Vice’s 15th anniversary bash. Happy to report a fair amount of noteworthy shenaniganery went down with the hard workin’ Mr. Dank & Christopher Roberts and their sundry cohorts. Exhilarating and fun? Yes and yes. Exhausting and idiotic? Yes and definitely. Which is exactly the way Vice likes a rollick to roll. This was easily the most raging Halloween/Birthday lurk in the NYC area. By far and away.
We could tell you about the mega square-foot warehouse space and its two floors oozing in mystery liquids; we could describe the inventive costumes, the sketchy lighting (i.e. none), the head crushing sound system, and the beautifully built (but quickly useless) booze-soaked mini-ramp.
We could gush endlessly about The Jesus Lizard’s genuinely mind-blowing performance. We could tell you about the overzealous security guards nearly shutting down the Bad Brains’ set. THE BAD BRAINS! We could say so much. But the Flickr photos show it all so much better.
Costumed party-goers waited an average of two hours just to get into the party. On a cold, drizzly night! Why? It was an honest to God blowout. Right after this we packed up and headed to Austin, Texas for the 4th Annual Fun Fun Fun Fest. It’s been a real whirlwind two weeks here at Incase Music & Events. Happy Boo(!)rthday Vice!
Vice & Incase Present
The Vice 15th Anniversary Party
Halloween, October 31st
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
With live performances by:
- Bad Brains
- The Jesus Lizard
- Dave 1 (of Chromeo)
- Peanut Butter Wolf
- Titus Andronicus
- + Special Guests
Hard to believe but this Halloween our pals at Vice turn 15 years old. Time flies when you’re laughing into the heart of darkness. Psyche! According to the event planners, all party-goers must attend in 1994-inspired costumes.
To put this tall order/no-brainer in perspective, 1994 gave the world Netscape Navigator, the Wonderbra, Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan, the Death of Grunge, the Birth of Dakota Fanning, NAFTA, Viva Zapatista, Lucite Platform Shoes, O.J. Simpson, Prozac, Whitewater, et cetera…
To say the costume options are nearly endless would be gross understatement. Stay tuned for our photo recap in a couple of weeks. We’re anticipating some mega Dos & Don’ts action. And yes, both The Jesus Lizard and Bad Brains are playing. Crazed. Guaranteed to be fantastically funny + deeply weird + painfully fun.
The party took place at Death by Audio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We screenprinted tote bags (to hold Halloween candy!) and danced to 80s-disco funk influenced electro bangers by Grum (in is U.S. debut).
We were super excited to have partnered once again with champion of indie designers, Love Brigade on the artwork for the totes… and it was KILLER. Leif, Snakes Say Hisss, and FOTP resident DJs rounded out the bill.