Posted by Kimberly Gehl
I attended the Vampire Masquerade Ball for the 2nd year in a row this past Saturday and 1) danced my socks off, 2) took lots of pictures of the exquisite costumes that guests were dawning this year, 3) made sure to steal a moment with the lovely woman responsible for the event, Lady Raven, to grab a picture and congratulate her on another sensational Ball.
Held, as always, at the majestic Melody Ballroom (located at 6th and SE Alder), this year's Ball featured haunting music performed by cellist Adam Hurst and guests; amazing aerial dance performances by Night Flight Aerial, a delicious buffet of sensuous cheeses, meats and chocolates; an array of regional vendors selling masks, costumes accessories and – of course – fresh blood (see pic below); and the much anticipated midnight waltz (which I made sure to be dancing during, even if I'm not an expert at the waltz :P).
This year's ball was the biggest yet and I'm already looking forward to next year's! Keep up at vampireballpdx.com
Related info on PDX Pipeline:
Portland's Vampire Masquerade Ball 2010 @ The Melody Ballroom
Portland Pictures on PDX Pipeline
Portland's 7th Annual Vampire's Masquerade Ball
Portland Zombie Prom & ZomPire Film Festival
More Vampire Ball pictures after the break...
Click photos to enlarge at Flickr.
Guests dancing the ballroom.
Haunting music performed by cellist Adam Hurst and band
Newlyweds from Seattle who were married in PDX a few hours before this year's Ball.
Myself pictured with the lovely event coordinator, Lady Raven
It wouldn't be a vampire ball without blood
Kimberly Gehl is an independent filmmaker, a cinephile with an eclectic taste and a die-hard portvangelist. Keep up with her on twitter by following @kimberlygehl.