Halloween 2009: a WTJU dance party, and Mass Sabbath VI!

October 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

Happy Halloween, everyone! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays; the past few years my spooky celebrations have always been cut short by the fact that I was working for the Film Festival (which kept happening on the same weekend), but this year I’ve had a little more time to plan (although I’m still incredibly busy, somehow) and I’m pretty psyched about everything that’s going on.

Firstly, there’s the WTJU Dance Party at the Tea Bazaar! Here’s the poster:

There will be six DJs (including myself), and dancing from 9pm to 2am; the past few WTJU parties have been a blast, and this is the first Halloween one we’ve attempted, so I have high hopes. The cover charge is $5, half of which goes to supporting the radio station.  I’m pretty excited, and I’m putting together my Halloween costume — and a set of seasonally appropriate dance songs — as we speak.

And don’t forget there’s also Mass Sabbath, now in its sixth year! Mass Sabbath is, of course, Charlottesville’s annual gigantic Black Sabbath cover band ensemble; the usual cast of characters includes Marie Landragin from Corsair, Nicholas Liivak and Jared Hood from Horsefang, and Butch Klotz doing an incredible Ozzy impersonation; Micheaux tells me that this years line-up, all told, will include “six guitars, two drums, one Ozzy, string section.” It’s a really fun thing, especially if you’ve never been; I actually know several folks who were lured into the dark shadow of Black Sabbath fan-dom by the first few Mass Sabbath shows. I’ve gone for the past 4 years, so I won’t be heartbroken if I miss this one; but to be honest, I may actually try to sneak over there for 15mins during the dance party, if I can.

This year it’s taking place at the Southern, and the cover charge is $10 at the door. I believe it’s going from 10pm to 1am, so it will be quite possible to attend this show and catch a big chunk of the WTJU dance party as well, especially since they’re only three blocks away. Here’s the Sabbath poster:

… and it almost goes without saying that I expect to see each and every one of you in a costume. Even if it’s just a funny hat or a weird coat or a conceptual name-tag or something; come on, costumes are easy, and they’re the funnest part of Halloween!

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  • 1 James // Nov 1, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    oh christ my self hurts this morning. what a fun halloween!
    who’s got good pictures?