Even at the end of the world, there can be beautiful things. Join us once again for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate life after the end of so-called civilization. This is the time for the wretched multitudes to regain the pride and elegance they vaguely remember from the world before.
A charred old prom dress pulled from the ashes. A wedding gown lovingly saved in a bunker and now stitched together in new ways. A tuxedo made from the scraps a hundred old polyester suits. Wasteland couture created from military surplus. Warlords from Wasteland City in their finest robes of conquest. If you can dream it, you can create it. And then try to waltz in it.
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Saturday, March 10th, 2018
8pm – 2am
The historic Globe Theater in Downtown Los Angeles
TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
(Tickets are not sold at the venue and must be bought online – but if you have a smartphone then you can technically “buy at the door” that way)
Post-apocalyptic dress code will be enforced. Not sure what to wear? Costume tips are posted below, but just make a sincere effort and you should be fine. (No refunds).
Tickets are ON SALE NOW!
LAST YEAR’S BALL SOLD OUT IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS. This year’s venue is much larger, but there are still limited tickets available and we do expect this event to sell out.
This is a 21 and over event and all attendees must show valid ID.
Combining alluring female vocals, ukulele, upright bass, horns, keys, accordion, and more; this quartet called Leftover Cuties have a unique sound to call their own. Coupled with classic songwriting, relatable lyricism and effortless interplay, the Cuties live performances are magical, charming experiences that will surely have you falling in love! TL/DR: Get ready for one of your new favorite bands.
Check out this MUSIC VIDEO!
ICY HOT CLUB
The Icy Hot Club is a Los Angeles-based group that plays modernized jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt. They play everything from swing, to jazz, to re-interpreted pop songs, both instrumental and with 3-part vocal harmonies. These talented musicians have an incredible repertoire, and can create everything from a mellow lounge mood to a rocking dance floor – all with their own signature twist.
They’re perfect for the unique vibe that is the Wastelanders Ball!
DANCE LESSON WITH RUSTY FRANK
Teaching Wastelanders how to partner dance since 2017! Who’d have thought it could be done? Get there early if you want to learn some basic steps and get some confidence on the dance floor. The lesson starts at 8:30pm.
DJs ON THE LOWER LEVEL
We will have an entire basement level devoted solely to DJs spinning all night for those of you who want to enter the depths of the theatre and dance like hell. Featuring DJ Iron Fist (Death Guild Thunderdome)
The amazing tribal and bellydance group Hell’s Sirens will once again grace our stage.
BURLESQUE: LILY LARUE
Lily LaRue performed multiple times at Wasteland Weekend, helping to create what we now call “Wasteland Burlesque”! Then, she was swallowed by the deserts of Lost Vegas. But now she’s making a triumphant return for our Ball!
She has performed all over the country, including Detroit and Chicago (The Dirty Show, Theatre Bizarre), Los Angeles (Bootleg Bombshells, Monday Night Tease, Jumbo’s Clown Room) and now produces and performs in Vegas at Rock Room – Rock N’ Roll Burlesque.
BURLESQUE: MISS HULA LA
Miss Hula La is an accomplished burlesque performer as well as a hoop dance and burlesque instructor. She has toured extensively throughout the US and Europe. But more importantly, she was among that small group of folks who attended the very first Wasteland Weekend! We’re really excited to have her back with us for this year’s Ball!
Check out her WEBSITE!
The one and only post-apocalyptic magician Sand Demon will have a special parlor for close-up magic with a Wasteland flair.
AERIAL ARTISTS: ANGELS OF RUIN
Look up at that beautiful ornate ceiling of the Globe Theatre and watch these aerial artists descend!
DRAG SHOW – LADY VAJAYJAY
Drag queen of the Wasteland Lady Va Jayjay will be gracing our stage with a special midnight performance!
Weaving sparking hot ritualistic magic for your viewing pleasure!
DJs ON THE MAIN FLOOR TOO!
SARK will be joining us to spin music on our main dance floor in-between and after all of our other varied main stage entertainment. He’s a Wasteland veteran DJ, most recently heard spinning in the Hades fire spin area.
Photographer Wendy Levin will be returning to continue the stunning work she began last year, chronicling the world’s fanciest Wasteland couture in our official (FREE!) photo booth. And since we have such a huge venue this year, we’re working on a second photo booth location as well!
The Wastelanders Ball is being held at a private venue that has their own rules, so please remember:
No nudity and NO WEAPONS (not even fake ones). After all, this is a formal ball, event the most bitter rival tribes will be declaring a truce. No weapons will be needed.
To get in to the ball, you MUST wear something appropriate. If you just show up in street clothes, you will NOT be allowed entry. So what to wear?
Many of you will be familiar with the theme rules of Wasteland Weekend as far as what is allowed for costumes. But guess what? The Ball is NOT Wasteland Weekend. The dress code for the ball is less restrictive. Bright colors? Go for it. Something sci-fi inspired? Do it. All we ask are that you keep to TWO principles:
Make it somehow post-apocalyptic.
Make it fancy or formal.
That’s it! The rest is up to you. We want to encourage as much creativity as possible. Show us what post-apocalyptic formal means to you. All we ask is that you make a sincere effort at the two principles listed above and you WILL be allowed in (provided you have a ticket, of course). But don’t stay home just because you don’t know what to wear! If you just want to grab a cheap shirt and tie or dress from a thrift store and tear it up/ dirty it up with some dirt colored paint, you’ll be good to go! All was ask is that you make an effort. Come join the fun!
Select shots from the 2017 Wastelanders Ball photo booth by Wendy Levin:
Mistress Zelda from Geekxgirls.com did a great recap article about the 2017 Ball
Need even more inspiration? Here are some images from around the internet and from our very own Wasteland community that may give you some ideas for what to wear.
We will once again have some volunteer opportunities for those who don’t mind a little work with their play.
Volunteer applications will be posted in late January.
(We will not be hosting vendors at the Ball this year.)
photo by Jeff Vaillancourt – From Wasteland Weekend 2016