LE BAL DES VAMPIRES
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Waltz the night away in a beautiful candlelit ballroom with the San
Francisco Bay Area's most glamorous Undead at the 24th Annual Le Bal
Suggested costume is evening dress of the century and country of
your "rebirth." This may include dress uniform, period costume
(authentic or fantasy) or vintage or modern evening dress. There is
no dress code for the ball (We certainly don't expect Spike to
attend in black tie!), but you will see some of the most gorgeous
and creative costumes of the social season at Le Bal des Vampires.
For costume tips, you may want to visit the PEERS photograph gallery
2014 Le Bal des Vampires.
This year there will once again be simultaneous dancing on two
Our band in the elegant upstairs ballroom is the stylish but always
dashing chamber ensemble Bangers &
Mash. As usual, haunting waltzes dominate the program, but the
evening will feature a variety of dance music from across the
centuries - from 18th century Baroque contredanses to 19th
century Victorian rotary and Viennese waltzes, polkas, and mazurkas;
to elegant early 20th century tangos, blues, and fox
trots and even some classic rock and roll Swing. Please note that
the band's first dance set will start at 7:45 pm sharp - 15 minutes
earlier than usual. The dance sets will be unusually long, even by
Bangers & Mash's high standards, so if you do plan to dance,
please be certain to wear shoes or boots you can actually dance in.
For those preferring a more modern style of dance music and
free-style dancing join us downstairs at the Nightfall Club (located
in the hall's atmospheric Ratskeller) for a wonderfully varied
repertoire of dark music to stir the blood and spirit from 7:00 p.m.
to Midnight. Hosted by our remarkable DJs, Dark Moon and Persephone,
Nightfall also features a no-host (cash) bar and light refreshments
for our mortal guests. Since only snacks are provided at the ball,
we strongly suggest dining before the ball. For those interested in
dining out there are a variety of restaurants within easy walking
distance of the Lodge, especially on nearby Park Street
Our half-time show in the ballroom is a performance by the celebrated
Theater of the Vampires. Not recommended for the faint of heart or for those
who take the genre too seriously!
Guests may also enjoy quiet conversation, Tarot readings, and photography
opportunities in the Lodge's elegant but comfortable Edwardian Parlor with
its Baroque décor.
Our 24th Le Bal des Vampires will be a night to remember.
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