Sunday, June 24, 2012
A New DCA: Mad T Party
Inspired by Tim Burton's fanciful "Alice in Wonderland," is the current late-night entertainment that brings Hollywood Land in DCA to life. I didn't expect much from Electronica, and was pleasantly surprised. I expected even less from Mad T Party; it seemed like most had already written it off just based on preliminary concept sketches.
Once I walked through the mist screen, I was totally won over. The lighting truly transforms this area and the music coming from the band seemed to have a lighter more danceable feel. Instead of feeling like I'd stumbled into a rave (Electronica), it was like I'd just uncovered one heck of a fun retro dance party. For those that want the fancy drinks, you can visit the "Drink Me" bar:
The stage is incredible: the lights, the decor, and of course the funky costumes worn by the members of the band:
Meet Alice; I wonder if Walt would say that she lacked "heart" like his animated heroine?
The crowd loved the Michael Jackson "PYT" cover; what a lot of fun!
The Mad Arcade replaced Flynn's:
Short on time, I didn't venture inside, but it looked like there were skeeball machines inside, like the ones I used to blow all my money on at the Jersey Shore as a youth.
On a side stage, there were dancers sweating up a storm:
For those wanting a little high-energy fun after hours, I would highly recommend it!
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