After an incredibly successful 2017 season, Drunken Devil is kicking off 2018 with their second annual Bloody Gras, an immersive soirée celebrating Fat Tuesday.
Last year’s inaugural event was a ton of fun, and featured the the Axeman of New Orleans stalking guests much like he did during his heyday! But this year, guests will be stepping back in time to 1915, where a seedy brothel in Storyville, New Orleans’ red light district, will play home to Bloody Gras: Tales of Storyville.
“Upon entering this year’s Bloody Gras, you’ll be thrust into a world of temptation, pleasure, and debauchery,” says Executive Producer Matt Dorado. “But underneath the jazz and masks, something sinister lurks.”
As per their usual, in addition to the free-flowing booze and incredible entertainment, guests that are brave enough can interact with a cast of characters to piece together the narrative. Of course, however, that’s not necessary to enjoying the evening.
“2017 was an experiment: we figured out what worked in our party atmosphere,” Dorado continues. “Using that knowledge, we decided to really focus on the company’s mission to produce ‘horror nightlife,’ and Tales of Storyville will be no exception. We’ve dipped deep into New Orleans’ gothic history, pulling inspiration from urban legends and myths. All in all, this will likely be the darkest, and scariest, Drunken Devil event to date.”
As mentioned earlier, the entertainment at all Drunken Devil events has been top notch, and Bloody Gras will be no different. In addition to their signature open bar (with beer, wine, and cocktails flowing freely throughout the evening), they have an entertainment line up that would make even the Axe Man jealous.
First on the bill is Alligator Wine, a live burlesque experience featuring Olivia Bellafontaine, Donna Hood, and Skylar Benton, along with live swampy blues by the Dave Cavalier Trio. Guests will also experience roaming marionette performances by Rasputin’s Marionettes, as well as an interactive photo booth, and special Mardi Gras tricks and treats throughout the night. The experience ends with a double-header of DJs, featuring DJs Chris Bowen (Bears in Space) and Dirty Dave (dublab), spinning sets of sinister disco that will carry into the dark hours of the morning.
Tickets, which are all-inclusive, are $75.00. Due to the intimate nature of this event, limited tickets are available, and can be purchased at www.restlessnites.com/bloodygras.
As per usual, you must dress to impress: costumes and extravagant attire, reflective of the hedonism of turn-of-the-century New Orleans, are highly encouraged. Location will be revealed in the days before the event.