THE 2020 WASTELANDERS BALL WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH, 2020!
(Returning to the Globe Theatre on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles)
Tickets go on sale December 12th, 2019 at 9am Pacific. (Link is below). Tickets will once again be $45.
For the first (and maybe only) time, we will incorporate some cyberpunk elements in this year’s Wastelanders Ball. Why? It’s to give everyone a little preview of what we have in store for our new Spring 2020 cyber/sci-fi event, while still bringing you the Wastelanders Ball you know and love.
Once again, we will be invading the Globe Theatre in Downtown LA. And once again, our theme and costume rules will be a bit more relaxed than at Wasteland Weekend (just make an effort), only this time, we encourage you do bring some cyber looks as well. It’s up to you. Go full Wasteland, full cyber, or a mix between the two.
Please note: This is not meant to represent the theme rules for the Spring cyber/sci-fi 2020 event, this is just a way to have some fun and let people experiment with some of the new looks they may be working on, as well as giving you a glimpse of some of the new decor we’re working on (hint: lots of neon) alongside the Wasteland stuff you’re already familiar with.
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON – MEANWHILE, HERE IS THE INFO ABOUT LAST YEAR’S BALL (2019):
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.
SCROLL DOWN FOR DRESS CODE RULES AND COSTUME TIPS!
8pm – 2am
The historic Globe Theater in Downtown Los Angeles
(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 as long as they are not sold out)
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).
This is a 21 and over event and all attendees must show valid ID.
We will have a variety of entertainment for you! Two dance floors! Themed lounges sponsored by tribes, magic, belly dancers, aerialists, grinding acts, “missions” for Wastelanders who want to meet new people, live music, DJs, and more!
photos by Coy Townson
After her triumphant performance at Wasteland Weekend 2018, we are thrilled to have Marley Munroe back with us at the Wastelanders Ball. With a combination of original songs and covers that she makes unmistakably her own, Marley is a voice that you absolutely have to hear live.
WATCH MARLEY PEFORM “WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER HERO” AT WASTELAND 2018
Hell’s Sirens never fail to deliver an electrifying, breathtaking dance performance. We are proud to welcome them to our stage once again.
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), and our own STEPH INFECTION (Wasteland Weekend)!
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. And this year he’ll be joined by VOURTEQUE spinning neo-vintage and vintage bass!
You can check out his sound here:
Once again, the mezzanine level will have our FREE photo booth with a pro photographer chronicling the world’s fanciest Wasteland couture!
WRETCHED EMBERS – Grinding, dancing, stilts… oh my
Wretched Embers will be bringing back the Wives of Immortan Joe as they escape across the desert with Furiosa, revisiting their infamous performance from 2015 with a belly dance veil fan routine that will stun even the most jaded mercenary.
Plus badass grinder girls using power tools to send sparks shooting.
And look UP for Liana as she patrols the event on stilts (she also won the infamous Wasted Saints Rump Olympics at Wasteland 2018!)
ANGELS OF RUIN – AERIALISTS
These mesmerizing artists will descend from the lofty ceiling of the historic theater throughout the night!
Legendary post-apocalyptic magician SAND DEMON will once again be on hand to astound you throughout the night.
Here’s a MAP of the venue so you don’t miss what all the Ball has to offer – And your one ticket gets you admission to all areas of the event, there are no “VIP” passes needed! (Though we do ask that you get permission from tribes before entering their private lounges, but don’t worry, they’re friendly. Mostly):
(Click for larger versions)
FOOD AND DRINK
One of the things we love about the Globe is that they have bars well staffed all over the venue, so there is rarely a long line for a drink! And this year… SNACKS! Yes, the Globe now features hot dogs, popcorn, and other snacks for you!
EXCLUSIVE WASTELAND MERCHANDISE
We’ll have some never-before-seen Wasteland items available at our merch booth (right near the entrance/exit), including a new t-shirt design and our special “broken heart” WW necklaces! (Half for you, and half for that special tribe mate or marauder in your life)
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 2018 Wastelanders Ball photo booth by Wendy Levin:
Mistress Zelda from Geekxgirls.com did a great recap article about the 2017 Ball
photo by Jeff Vaillancourt – From Wasteland Weekend 2016