We're not going to lie: IntrepidLA has a massive pants-party going on for steampunk. The genre combines so many things we love -- nerdy sci-fi stuff, an excuse to get dolled up in retro finery, an eclectic musical sensibility, an environment where it's socially acceptable to slap someone with a glove and then challenge them to a duel... what's not to adore?
This Saturday the 21st, DJ Wolfie, Mark Zabala, Diggs, and Loomer (all four recently seen laying waste to the dance floor at A Night In Lord Danger's Harem, the greatest warehouse party ever thrown by someone named ME) are taking over a hidden oasis in the mountains of Alta Dena, just 20 minutes from downtown LA. Joining them on the decks are the likes of Jacques The Ripper, Mike Insane, and Shakti Bliss, bringing her dirty electro-swing to bear. There'll also be a freakshow by Freakshow Deluxe, a steamy burlesque performance by Hat Madder & Le Cirque Taboo, and more strange elixirs than you can shake a swizzle-stick at.
Bring along proper footwear for the terrain, and a bathing suit (or not?) for the pool-party that will be raging until noon Sunday. More details on the event's Facebook page.
Get your top hats/boots/corsets on and get up to the mountains for a night of anachronistic enchantment.
- WHAT: The Steampunk Saloon Presents: Hell Fire and High Tea
- WHERE: TBA (RSVP to get the address)
- WHEN: Saturday, July 21st, from 5 PM - 6 AM
- $$$: $30 -- available here