Wild Show Combines EDM, Ibiza & A Halloween Party
I went to a wild Halloween party, the Electric Daisy Carnival, a nightclub in Ibiza and quite possibly Coachella all in the same night.
And all in the same bar.
I was at a performance of the Dead Marionette Theatre, a theater company that is bringing a new style of entertainment to Los Angeles nightlife. It began with band members dressed in white sheets like ghosts – thus the Halloween party – evolved into the percussion players wearing animal masks in which the eyes lit up – thus the EDC element – and ended with foam falling from the sky – thus the Ibiza reference.
In between was jammin’ and ear-splitting heavy metal music with a show involving dancers in lingerie and a guy in a top hat and wheelchair who dressed up like former President Franklin Roosevelt.
The show puts your body on sensory overload. The music is loud, the light show has your eyes dazzled and the theatrics will have you screaming with others in the bar.
I was expecting more sex appeal, kind of along the lines of the burlesque of The Toledo Show. That’s because they had a couple of girls seductively moving around on the stage who looked as if they were ready to get down and dirty at any moment, but then a band member would appear with a mask or wearing a full dragon costume, and I was consumed by the electric music festival (Coachella?) -style performance.
At the end of the show, foam and bubbles rained from above and with my vivid worldwide party imagination, I placed myself inside one of those foam party nightclubs in Ibiza.
Dead Marionette Theatre plays at bars and clubs in the LA area – I saw them at Patrick Molloy’s in Hermosa Beach and they have also been at the Hermosa Saloon and Gasser’s – and they certainly add another element beyond a band or DJ to going out at night.
Here is the group’s Facebook page: facebook.com/deadmarionettetheatre