Archived January 15, 2011
The Labyrinth Takes Over Los Angeles
by Ani Mikaelian
There are several things to do with a Saturday evening, and on July 17th, 2010 I found something very interesting to do with mine. At the Park Plaza located in the busy Los Angeles of California was the Labyrinth of Jareth, a masquerade event where hundreds come forth in catching the costume ball. It was my first time seeing this event take place, experiencing its thirteenth birthday now, and I would honestly have to say there is no way I am being held back from going back next year.
No matter the age or size of a person, a complete variety was scene at the Labyrinth last weekend. There were children donned in makeup, very enthralled in their surroundings, and even elderly couples wandering around and enjoying the music being offered by the DJs. All in all, it was a majestic scene to behold, one you most likely would not be able to find anywhere else.
Everywhere you turned, in every corner, there seemed to be a storybook opening up with the mystical characters popping up to entertain you. On this particular night, there was an aura embedded into everyone’s being, and for one special evening this was a reality and there was nothing more to it. From the cast and the crew who knew everything down to a t from the acting and the mannerisms, to the newbies who had never been apart of such an affair, not a thing appeared to be out of place.
By far this year must have been the best the Labyrinth has seen, with a new and bigger location that provided two ballrooms; one on the bottom floor occupied by DJs all night long and to the grand ballroom where the theatrical acts and musical guests took the stage. Every bit of the night was memorable, most obviously the clothing attires down to the very champagne offered that seemed to have had an edible plant inside.
With so many friendly and welcoming features, I promise you won’t be left disappointed, especially if you’re a Labyrinth (or David Bowie) fan. Next year make sure you keep updated on the event and when it shall take place, for you should surely book in advance since you really shouldn’t gamble the chance of being apart of an important weekend. Most of the participants might have been Californians, however there were several travelers who had been dedicated enough drop in as well.
See you next year, Labyrinth!