Friday, October 31, 2014

(Halloween) event recap: Krog Masquerade


Happy Halloween! Do you have a costume picked out yet or are you banking on Pinterest having a last-minute suggestion for you? Yeah, I’m right there with you.

Actually, I might just wear a mask! I wore this pretty blue one to last week’s inaugural Krog Masquerade with a regular ole outfit and blended right in with all the elaborate costumes.  
Courtesy Tomas Espinoza

If you’re thinking, “Why did you go to the Krog Masquerade? Wasn’t that thing being protested?” Keep reading. You’re kind of right, but you'e also wrong.

Yes, there was a bit of a social media freak out. Several street artists who had tagged the tunnel decided to whitewash it in protest two days before the event. But the beauty of the Krog Street tunnel is that the art inside is always evolving, so it was no surprise that it was re-tagged almost immediately.

The party turned out to be amazing (as if you would expect anything less)! The setting was definitely the most unique I’ve ever seen. Parts of the tunnel were beautifully draped and others exposed, showing off the new artwork.
Courtesy Tomas Espinoza

Multiple bars lined the length of the tunnel; a themed marching band and nearly naked performance artists entertained the crowd throughout the night. Truly, it was epic! 

And if you still need a reason to attend next year, just scroll through the pics below.  
Courtesy Tomas Espinoza

Courtesy Tomas Espinoza

Courtesy Tomas Espinoza 
Courtesy Tomas Espinoza

Courtesy Tomas Espinoza