Blood & Gold Vampire Ball update!July 14th, 2009 by Gabrielle Faust received No Comments »
The fabulous Suzie at Les Temps des Vampires has announced that this year’s Blood & Gold Vampire Ball will be held at the Republic in New Orleans! According to the venue’s website:
“The turn-of-the-century building was originally used as a holding facility for coffee being exported via the Mississippi River, located just yards away. The space sat dormant for years, preserved as if in a time capsule. The venue was finally revived as a part of the “Australian Pavilion” for the 1984 World’s Fair. Shortly thereafter, Oliver Stone took his turn with the building, developing it into a set for his critically acclaimed “JFK,” which was based and filmed partly in New Orleans. Thereafter, the space became a bastion for rock music, hosting bands such as the Foo Fighters, Better Than Ezra, and The Strokes.
Once the rock venue moved to a larger space, the managing partners of Republic New Orleans decided that they would refine the space to create a classy, upscale environment that would incorporate the building’s various incarnations into the design. The partners would enhance the existing architectural elements and combining them with becoming finishes and informed furniture and upholstery design to create an in-fashion interpretation of a historically significant space. The result is Republic New Orleans, an elegant, yet approachable space that is perfect for entertaining or seeing live music.”
For more information on the Republic visit: http://www.republicnola.com/. Current updates on the various vampire events occurring in New Orleans over the Halloween weekend can be found on the Vampire Lestat Fan Club website. However, the “Events” page is not updated yet with purchase or Blood & Gold Ball details.
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