Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Labyrinth of Jareth 2010

On July the 15th we were offered a peek into the wondrous world known as the Labyrinth of Jareth. For one night the popular Los Angeles night spot the Edison Bar was transformed by the artists of Sypher Art Studios into the Darius Exposition. Stilt walkers, clockwork performers, and a performance by the band Helios Jive entertained the crowd throughout the night. The next evening would hold much more for us as we were left with a taste of what was to come.
For the nights of July 16th to the 17th the Historic Park Plaza became the setting of the yearly masquerade event known as the Labyrinth of Jareth. For those who are unfamiliar with this event, the Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball is a weekend of entertainment and enchantment. Where the lines between fantasy and reality blur and cross over. Where in the court of the fae masked nobles dance throughout the night and legends become alive.

It was amazing how everything flowed so well from the high ceilings, impressive staircase acceding to the top dance floor with stage area, and down to the dining area with outdoor courtyard. Everyone who came in was a sight to behold, so many wonderful inventive and creative costumes crafted by talented artist and makers. The goblins were everywhere making mischief for fellow costumed patrons especially during the Goblin Clockworks.

The world famous League of S.T.E.A.M. had set up their tent outside in the courtyard and the crowd were fascinated by their contraptions, gizmos, and inventions for controlling troublesome ghostly apparitions and supernatural phenomenon. Along with the demonstrations of their tools of the trade, they also answered questions and spared no expense at entertaining their enraptured audience! Nearby their tent was a beautiful hydro powered sculpture and reflecting pond lit up wonderfully for a very soothing atmosphere. A number of fantastic bands and performers entertained the patrons throughout the evenings be it in the lobby, the courtyard, the first floor dance floor, or the main stage upstairs. Many of our friends were sighted in their fantastic costumes and make-up, everyone dressed to impress for this wonderful event!

The main event of the night was a show on the second floor of the venue which would tell of the tale within the realm of the Labyrinth. This performance was ongoing in ten minute intervals throughout the evening. Wild acrobatics and amazing costumes, it was truly a buffet for the senses.

At the end of the last evening, when the events were closing, the last dance was danced, and the final story of the Labyrinth was told, everyone left very happy and very tired from all the festivities. The Labyrinth of Jereth was truly an event to experience and many are counting down the days and nights until the next year.

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- Captain Wong Wei & Ms. Merci -