Ghost Ship Halloween 2016 (Coverage)
For those who don't know me, Halloween is my favorite holiday. So when I was invited to come up to San Francisco to celebrate at the "Burning Man" of Halloween festivals, I couldn't resist. Unlike other events that I have attended in the past that were heavily influenced by big name DJs, Ghost ship's focus was and has always been on Bay Area Artists' installations made out of sustainable recyclable materials. With that said, I made it a point to visit every art/interactive installation which were strategically placed 50 ft from each other. Then, of course, I danced the night away with my group of friends at all four stages: House Music, Hip Hop, Silent Disco, and Live Drag Show.
As always, I went in with low expectations and was blown away!
Thunderdome by Death Guild: Taken straight out of Mad Max
OID by Michael Christian: Snail shaped metal sculpture with hollow, see through interior
Divinatrix by Orion Fredericks: A water/steam, propane vapor/ methanol fountain made of hand formed stainless steel
Edward Scissor Hands
Twin Engine Ion Fighters
BeeCharge... "Bee Bee!"
Game Train by Scott Stewart: 4D Jurassic Park, Candy Claw Machine, and Donkey Kong
Mechathuthius designed by Barry Crawford: Every point where the fence met was a hand crank that controlled the motions of the tentacles.
Shooting Range by Al Stahler: Free Propane powered (tennis ball) shooting range
Enunciation by Taylor Harrison. A structure like this must be entered
Ready to transcend to the mothership
When you run into another Ness
Back of DRIFT STAGE (Hip Hop Stage)
Front of DRIFT STAGE
The drummer man
Pagoda Main Stage by Tigre Bailando: House Music
Portal by Ryan Montgomery, LED Lights by Kieth Peffer, and projection by Thomas Moore: CNC cut plywood installed at the Silent Disco where guests picked between Two DJs, blue and red, to dance to.
I wish I hadn't worn my alpha costume the day before, but Pizza will always be my Beta Costume. Everyone will always want a pizza dis!
Three years ago, I ordered these underworld contacts for my vampire costume, but they arrived late. I finally put them to use, and they were a hit even though they didn't go with my costume.
Sia's little dancers
Airpusher. If they build it, I will climb it
Pizza out till next year!
The best all inclusive NYE party to hit San Diego!
The "Burning Man" of Halloween