Ghouls, goblins and ghosts alike, prepare to to descend to the depths of "Webster Hell" this evening for the Halloween party to end all Halloween parties. Taking place at the eerie and cavernous Webster Hall, this unforgettable event - which also happens to be the official After Party of the NYC Halloween Parade - kicks off at 8PM and rages until the wee hours of the morning.
Known to many at the turn of the century as "The Devil's Playground," the historic Webster Hall is the perfect setting for a sordid Halloween evening of sin and debauchery. The venue first opened its doors in 1886 and quickly became known for its shameless displays of hedonism, exhibitionism and consumption - 128 years later, one need only walk through the front door to know that very little has changed.
Those brave enough to attend this epic all-nighter are encouraged to begin their evening at the city's 40th annual Halloween Parade, where Webster Hall's Zombie Rave Halloween float will be weaving its way through the streets. Adorned by gyrating zombies and spooky DJs who will make you dance so hard that your feet burn, this mobile party will get you good and warmed up so that you'll be ready to let loose by the time you get to the main event.
And speaking of the main event, those strong enough to stomach the main attraction of "Webster Hell" will be treated to not one, not two, not even three but four floors of dancing, spectacle and drinking. Fire-dancers and aerialists will tantalize and entertain you all evening, snaking their way through and soaring high above the crowd until long after the last party-goer is left standing. And if that's not convincing enough, perhaps you'll be tempted by "The Virgin Sacrifice," a midnight tradition that sees an innocent virgin plucked from the crowd, stripped of her clothes and then sacrificed on an enormous pentagram suspended 40 feet in the air. You and the thousands of other masked, painted and wildly dressed individuals smart enough to know where the party's at this Halloween won't be able to control yourselves.
And if that's not enough to whet your appetite, perhaps having a chance to win $5000 might tip the scale? All "Webster Hell" ticketholders can enter the venue's world-famous costume contest for the chance to win a serious wad of cash. Be warned, however, that this is no ordinary costume competition. Participants should plan on breaking out the big guns since that tired old sexy kitten, falling-to-pieces mummy or pathetic pirate costume you've been sporting for years will only get you laughed out the door. Think big, think original and think daring.
Webster Hall is located at 125 East 11th Street and tickets are available here. Get them now before the price goes up!