IT’s always dark in Luna Park.
Theme announced for Gaydom’s biggest night of the year.
THE SAINT AT LARGE®
THE BLACK PARTY®
“Rough Trade At Luna Park”
11pm Saturday March 23, 2013 until Sunday Afternoon
Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd Street
Featuring Strange Live Acts
(New York, NY) - The Saint At Large, gaydom’s preeminent party, announces this year’s RITES XXXIV: THE BLACK PARTY theme: “Rough Trade at Luna Park.” Held on the weekend closest to the vernal equinox at the legendary Roseland Ballroom, the Black Party has firmly established itself as “the world’s sexiest party” and Gay New York’s biggest night of the year.
Set on the outskirts of Rome in an abandoned amusement park, LUNA PARK comes to life for one-night only as a band of Moto-Gladiators convenes for their annual bacchanalia.
Winner of the 2012 Glammy Award for Best Nightlife Event, the annual event marks the beginning of Spring with a ritual ceremony intended to shed a hibernating tribe’s winter skin. World renown for its its ambitious productions, cutting-edge innovations and spectacular staging, the Black Party has broken the mold to any comparable event. It stands alone as a spectacle attracting attendees from around the globe longing to experience a slice of New York’s heyday as the nightlife capital of the world.
Complete with Strange Live Acts, a cinematically-inspired immersive environment set to a progressive underground sound, it consistently taps the zeitgeist for its loyal audience. Its themes, played out as a 5-act operas, appeal to a fashion forward fetish clan eager to reveal their darkest fantasies at this one-night only, no holds barred, bacchanalia.
Now in its 32nd year, The Black Party draws more than 5,000 attendees and remains one of the largest gay dance parties in the world. Respected world wide for its notorious productions, it has retained its reputation for cutting edge innovation and staging, superstar international DJs and world class performances.
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