Party Pick of the Week: Studio 69's Love & Lust Costume Ball
Studio 69's Love & Lust Ball in 2013
Single and ready to tingle or blissfully bonded, it doesn’t matter at this carnal dance carnival. Perish Dignam’s Studio 69 parties are sort like freakier, edgier Playboy Mansion bashes: half-naked guys and gals in lingerie, fetish wear and highly creative cosplay, all grinding and aglow under bountiful black lights and bouncing laser beams, as big rhythmic sounds rock the floor.
This is a “white party” and most oblige, but since it’s also a Valentine’s affair, rocking red wear is encouraged, too. Plus, this year, Dignam’s other after-dark bacchanal, known as “V Society” (for the faux fang-banger crowd), has a room where black-clad vamps and bondage-y babes can get beguiled and maybe even bit.
Stiltwalking Cupids, fire dancers, aerialist angels, photo booths, kissing contests and more add to the sinful distractions, but it’s the DJs who’ll give and get the most action. Scheduled this year on the decks: Gunslinger, Amanda Darling, Jonathan Morning and Alex Cloud in the main room, spinning electro-house and dubstep, with Shiny Toy Guns’ Jeremy Dawson and DJ Maddin seducing in the second room with industrial, ’80s, goth, rock and electro.
STUDIO 69 GRAND BALLROOM & LOUNGE
1717 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood | Sat., Feb. 14, 10 p.m. | $25-$40 ($200 and up for VIP packages) | loveandlustball.com
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