By this point in the summer, season 4 of HBO’s “True Blood” is in full swing, and so are the Secretroom parties. Last month saw the return of Electrohurtz with “So Pretty, So Durty”. This Saturday, July 23, fans of the show and the night will finally get to party like a vampire with the Fangtasia Electrohurtz Reunion Party.
Held at Sidebar, formerly the Mark and home to previous Electrohurtz parties, the night aims to create the feel of the fictional Shreveport attraction. Recently updated and renovated featuring rock walls, candlelit recesses, and posh leather furniture, Sidebar’s underground levels actually feel like a vampire bar. There is also a lounge area adjacent to the downstairs dance floor, where you can sink your teeth into some good conversation or take a break from dancing. Since this isn’t Fangtasia, I doubt there’s a sign on the wall that says “No biting on premises.”
Two rooms of dancing will give party-goers flexibility. Old school vampires might prefer the upstairs chamber, where VJ Anthony will play dark 80s and music videos. Baby vamps, fang-bangers, and mainstreaming vampires will enjoy the lower crypt, where DJs Omac and Jennocide will spin electronic dance music while seasons 2 and 3 of “True Blood” play on the HD screen for eye candy and inspiration. Both rooms boast a brand new turbosound system that will make you feel like you have acute vampire hearing.
While Sidebar may not serve Tru Blood, there will be free vodka and cranberry shots at midnight in honor of the reunion party. One thing Sidebar has that Fangtasia doesn’t have is multiple bars throughout the venue, offering plenty of places to stop and grab a drink–perhaps a Bloody Mary?
Cover is $7 until midnight and $10 thereafter. Or pop in a pair of fangs and get in for $7 all night long. July birthdays get in free +1 this month, so birthday boys and girls can invite their friends and have an amazing themed birthday party, courtesy of Secretroom. Doors open shortly after dark at 10pm and will close at 3am, with plenty of time to get home before dawn.
The Fangtasia Electrohurtz Reunion Party will take place this Saturday, July 23 at Sidebar. The venue is 21 and up and is located at 79 Poplar St. NW 30303. Just look for the Sidebar sign! There is limited free street parking near the venue after 7pm, and a nearby parking garage located at 100 Luckie St., right near Tabernacle.
For more information, visit Secretroom.net and find the event page on Facebook. You can also read about last year’s True Blood Party at Electrohurtz and read my fictional review of Fangtasia. Read more about past Secretroom parties here, and like the Atlanta Underground Club Scene on Facebook to stay up to date on all things dark and beautiful in Atlanta.