Like a job interview for a highly coveted position, Halloween often involves dressing up and applying large amounts of stage blood to drum up sympathy. Enjoy dressing up without explaining your greatest weakness with today’s Groupon: for $24, you get one general-admission ticket to Halloween OC at the OC Fair and Event Center on Saturday, October 30 (a $40 value for an early bird ticket, $50 for a presale ticket, and $60 for a ticket purchased the day of the event). Halloween OC is a 21+ event, and it runs from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Noted on My Fox LA last year for its large-scale commitment to costumed bacchanalia, Halloween OC is a chance to ring in the year’s ghostliest holiday with about 15,000 like-minded, bizarrely dressed creatures of the night. The crowd-swelled energy of zombie armies, Frankenstein battalions, and vampire Kiwanis clubs will flood the event’s six giant party rooms and two VIP lounges. At each supernatural-species-based station, you’ll find on-stage entertainment ranging from live bands to undead DJs, and surprise guest performances and mysterious celebrity appearances are also likely. Document your proof of being human with the haunted-house photo booth, and enter the sexy costume contest for a shot at $2,500 and a deer head stuffed with nickels.
For out-of-towners or revelers who’ll need to return to the depths of the underworld come morning, Halloween OC recommends several nearby hotels, all of which are perfect for pounding complimentary coffee the next morning. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to Websites for Heroes, a non-profit organization that supports those who have served in the military.
Last year's Halloween OC event was featured on MyFoxLA.com:
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