Offshore is throwing a masked ball at H20 this Friday and Saturday. These are the same guys that did the excellent Buba Beach Party a couple months ago. That was the best party I’ve been to here (besides the Glen Terry concerts). Ryan Holsinger ran a proper detailed review for the Leisure Times. Maskerade promises to be more over the top. I think Offshore basically built a castle in H20, complete with acrobats and stuff. I’m not normally much for big parties, but I like the music and atmosphere at Offshore parties and DJs Ben and Tim have a rare unique taste. The main bonus for me is that I can go one night without hearing ‘Summer of 69’.
From what little I know of this party, it’s themed as a masked ball, with the tagline ‘live another life’. At this time it seems sorta appropriate. I think people are dressing up, I know one guy going as Zorro. From what I remember of university Halloween, girls tend to use costumes as a chance to dress more slutty than usual. Slutty nurse, slutty lawyer, slutty witch, that’s what people seriously call themselves when you ask. But I digress. I don’t think you have to wear a costume, though it’d prolly be fun.
Again, main bonus for me is the music. And that everyone will be there. From what I remember of the last beach party it was solid (and new to me) rave music, and for the next month everyone was playing the same. That atmosphere was a lot of free and distinct spaces where you could participate in the party while still being immediately surrounded (or not) by friends. That was well organized but, again, I’d recommend reading the LT Article for details.
Anyways, this party is both Friday and Saturday. I think they’re selling tickets at H20.