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THE ENDLESS NIGHT
VAMPYRE BALL 2000 REPORT
SUNDAY OCTOBER 29TH
THE HOUSE OF BLUES, NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans is one of our favorite cities in the world at the moment, due to a unique combination of elements including period glamour, plenty of artists, vampyres and costume fanatics in residence in AFFORDABLE housing, haunted streets and a tolerance for both the gay and the pagan/wiccan lifestyles. There is no place better to celebrate Halloween, and our favorite event of the incredibly festive weekend was the ENDLESS NIGHT VAMPYRE BALL 2000, produced by Sabretooth, of Long Black Veil NYC and Xorvia.

2007 UPDATE: The ENDLESS NIGHT returned to New Orleans through 2004, and was held "in exile" in NYC for two years following Hurricane Katrina. The 2007 edition was once more held in New Orleans, at the MUSEE CONTI WAX MUSEUM. This enchanted evening included performances by VOLTAIRE and a ritual by local Voodoo Priestess BLOODY MARY. An even more elaborate affair is planned for 2008 - visit THE ENDLESS NIGHT website for details and tickets.

All Photos on this page by JOHNNY DYNELL for mothernyc.com


COSTUME COMPETITION FINALISTS

There were over five hundred attendees at the gala gathering, dressed in interpretations of vampyre clans, myths, legends and historical characters. This made the costume contest especially entertaining -any of the top competitors would have easily won a lesser contest. The leonine winner (below left) was truly magnificent and took the prize to a huge ovation, but we also loved the Venetian Ball couple (below center.)

BACKSTAGE AND ONSTAGE AT THE BALL

MOTHERNYC's own EMPRESS CHI CHI VALENTI (below left) presided over the hours-long program, with help from JOHN DE SADE (of SIN CITY NYC.) The ball began with the vampyre wedding of LORD AND LADY WINDWALKER (below center) onstage at midnight by High Priest Arces, attended by the Court of the Black Swans. More costume finalists (below right) primp during competition.

New York's ST. EVE (below left) and Florida's CRUXSHADOWS performed for the marvelous mob, including MAGIC amd SATSIA (below center) from California. In between, the devilish DJing of IAN FFORD (below right) of LONG BLACK VEIL NYC kept the crowd dancing ENDLESSLY.


A GUEST'S GALLERY

Ball guests included Cinematic Vamp GARY OLDMAN and New Orleans legend LORD CHAZ, but some of the most unforgettable attendees hailed from Vampyre enclaves in Florida, Texas, and even Tokyo! NOLA's own JADE(second from left, top) was one of many white-clad beauties, while EDEN (second from right, top) represented the Florida SANGUINARIUM and LADY ALIANA (bottom left) brought her chainmail and velvet from Houston.

More costumed finery included Middle Eastern interpretations, ST. EVE's Wagneresque wings (top left,) many fairies and sprites, and producer FATHER TODD's modern Vampyre dandy (top right.) Our ANGEL at top of page and lower right was one of the lovelies in the CRUXSHADOWS coven.


ALL YESTERDAY'S PARTIES reports are presented regularly online by THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC.

With text by CHI CHI VALENTI and photos by Johnny Dynell and others, these nightclub and event reports can be found on Mothernyc.com, Flickr, YouTube and The Motherboards NYC. They cover parties, large-scale events and spectacles of interest to a glamorous nocturnal audience worldwide.

Last updated 6/12/08