An Insomniac Halloween: It’s All About the Details
This Halloween season in Southern California had many raves, festivals, and parties. Two of the most notable events being HARD’s Day of the Dead, and Insomniac’s Escape: All Hallows Eve. Without picking a favorite, it is easy to say Escape had world class entertainment that won’t be soon forgotten. 2:00am is a pretty early time to stop raving for the old school heads but with HARD ending at 11:00pm, Escape’s 2:00am shut down seemed reasonable.
Insomniac’s two-day Halloween festivities brought everything we’ve come to expect from the production company, such as nomadic performers, captivating three dimensional staging, quirky art installations, and other non-music entertainment such as haunted labyrinths. However, this particular Insomniac event seemed to have the best stuff hidden in the details. Each little thing was accounted for in order to give each and every attendee the most immersive experience possible. There are too many to list off but if you were there, you probably saw it too. At one point, you could be walking from one stage to another but you notice a group of spooky looking nurses and shoot them a smile. To your surprise, every single nurse focuses on you and locks eye contact, giving back a legitimately frightening stare down. Upon further inspection, you notice these nurses have gloves saturated with what looks like fresh blood and weaponized hypodermic needles.
If you wanted to take a break by the famous NOS lake, you likely stumbled upon the Bayou Voodoo Mansion stage. This intimate stage featuring the artists who won the discovery project. This stage had some of the best vibes of the whole event. At one point, a man in a straw hat and bloody overalls climbed to the roof of the stage and banged a plank of wood against the side of the house with the beat of the music. Definitely a sight to be seen.
New Year’s Eve is another one of those times where a lot of events will take place at the same time. Insomniac Events hasn’t officially said anything about their annual White Wonderland in Anaheim, but they have announced a new event called “Countdown.” The only info given so far is that Countdown will be 18+ on New Year’s Eve and at the NOS events center. Stay Tuned.