Thunder Gumbo XXIV: Mardi Gods & Party Monsters Ball

Thunder Gumbo XXIV: Mardi Gods & Party Monsters Ball

The cosmic shift is here. The heavens have cracked and all realities have combined. Everything is different than it used to be. The highest Gods have fallen gently to the earthly plane, and the most vile demons have received a promotion from the underworld. Drunk from mead from the halls of Asgard, a horde of immortal deities and monsters on the way to Mardi Gras in New Orleans have come to New York to spread divine love and fury same.

Mardi Gras is a special holiday for Thunder Gumbo. We are in awe of the power of carnival cultures the world over, from Brazil to New Orleans to Black Rock City. We love the mixing of high and low cultures, the phenomenon of friends coming together to make art happen, the escape of art from galleries in to streets, the endless costumes on young and old and dogs and babies, the experience of culture that you can feel.

Adorn yourself for a night of divine debauchery and monstrous mayhem. Celebrate the old traditional escape before Lent with OUR Carnival.

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On the BOURBON STREET STAGE:

~~YENTALBEATS (Future Soul Music NYC) (!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
~~DIRTYFINGER (Black Label, Gold Whistle)
~~KELLAM (TRIFUCTA, Itchy Records, WüLFPACK)
~~TINSELTOWN (Thunder Gumbo)
~~Thirty foot long shopping cart turned parade float by the legitimate champions of the Idiotarod, THE SKULL EATERS
~~Reconstructed BOURBON STREET BUILDING FACADE
~~Go-go GODDESSESS and DEMONIC DIVAS
~~Death Defying Aerial feats by BOBBY THE VIRGIN and friends.
~~U/V bodypainting by the Bodyworx.Me team, Christian Diaz & Kirkworx Dupuis - (www.facebook.com/bodyworxdotme)
~~Large chunks of the EPIC THUNDER GUMBO ART CAR
~~Dance performances by TANYA EVERYWHERE and TARA McMANUS, GIRL ON FIRE

In the MARIGNY ROOM:

~~DJ SHAKEY (Rubulad/Warper)
~~REAGANOMICS (Rubulad/Bembe)
~~FOURTEEN PIECE BRASS BAND (TBA, they're drunk in New Orleans right now and can't confirm yet. Really.)
~~MAMARAZZI (http://mamarazzisounds.com/)
~~DARK CITY (www.darkcitynyc.com)
~~RandomWeb Sculpture by the PSYNCUS EXPERIENCE
~~Trans-Dimensional-Enviro-Shifter by BEN DEVOE

In the SNOW-FLOODED LOWER 9TH WARD BACK YARD

~~Flood damaged improvisational housing
~~Rave Goddess KISSING BOOTH
~~Heavenly New Orleans Gumbo by GUMBO GODDESS TEAM
~~The Open Air Bed-Bug Brothel/Lounge with REAL FAKE BED BUGS and SENSUAL DELIGHTS/TERRORS
~~TAROT READERS for your legitimate divination needs

and ALL OVER THE PLACE
~~PARADES through all three rooms on the Hour Every Hour
~~ SPECIAL THUNDER GUMBO by Adonis (the kind you eat ;)
~~Chariot parading through the space featuring DIONYSUS and other gods of getting wicked drunk
~~MATTHEW SILVER THE GREAT PERFORMER will encourage party guests to ascend through the love portal to divine union.
~~EXTREMELY RARE Thunder Gumbo Krewe BEADS given out for excellence in partying.
~~SURPRISES, LOTS OF 'EM


COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:

-Beads. Just lots of beads.
-Feather (not a typo)
-King and Queen Neptune (prizes awarded, nobility crowned)
-Your Favorite God or Goddess, (like money or nothingness)
-Voodoo Thor
-The Bacchus Humungus
-Baron Samedi's entourage
-Girls and Boys Gone Wild!
-Lord of the Bros
-A southern bell depending on the kindness of strangers
-A streetcar we all desire
-Escaped Michael Alig

Characters and references from the following films:
-Gods & Monsters
-Party Monster
-Monsters Ball

$15 before 11pm/presale/in costume. $20 at the door without a costume

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Thunder Gumbo XXIV: Mardi Gods & Party Monsters Ball

Saturday, March 1 · 9:00 PM at The Paper Box