Words: Jasmine Uitermark-Thaung
I’m a strong lover of anything theatrical so Halloween is kind of better than Christmas to me. Spooky make-up and lots of fake blood comes before holiday cheer…always and I couldn’t think of a better place to have danced my face off than Jack Rabbit Slim’s.
Not only was the venue decked out to the nines but so were the patrons; a spectrum of Halloween loving ghouls, bloody zombies, assorted animals and last minute costume throw-ons. Shout out to the lady who walked around with a green leafy headband so she could maintain her Pineapple exterior!
With even the bartenders getting into the spirit of things, at times it seemed the music was far from people’s minds until Grrl Pal took to the Slim’s stage.
Donning their costumes and offering up some lush synth pop to the crowd’s ears, I just couldn’t help having this massive smile on my face seeing them ever so comfortable on a large stage. The electronic duo have come so far since their release of Amazon. Busting out their latest track Suggest with its crystalline vocals, sleek production and beats that had Danny K bouncing around in his Koala (possibly a Bear) onesie. It’s not often your favourite track from an artist is as equally impressive live but these guys have pulled it off!
Sauntering on stage with his charismatic personality came the enigmatic Young Franco. Caught up in a whirlwind of dancing to Franco’s sultry beats, everyone lost themselves in the bloody dance floor whilst the spooktastic drinks flowed. To the scary clown that scared the absolute bejesus out of me and forever instilled my fear of clowns…you are SO in my bad books.
It was hard to tell the transition in deck masters caught up in the mish-mash of bodies dancing, until UV boi’s iconic track Luv drifted to my ear buds. Masquerading as two musically talented Hogwarts students, the boys looked so damn happy as Anywhere’s pragmatic phone messages blasted on the sound system. If you haven’t heard it yet, give the track below a little play.
With everyone’s face paint melting off either a little or a lot by the end of the night, my pals and I found ourselves slumped over in the Slim’s diner. With faces veiled in the remnants of Dia de los Muertos make-up, we slurped our way through a few milkshakes before continuing our night’s adventure in search of a midnight meal.
Once again, Slim’s delivered, flower garlands and all.