Hallowmas
itinerary


Thursday, October 28th, 1999

Hallowmas "Early Bird" Party
9:00 PM - Savage Garden, 550 Queen St. West
Toronto's favourite Gothic nightspot opened especially for any Hallowmas attendees who arrived in the city early. They danced to their favourite tunes; drank lots of booze; hooked up with old friends and made some new ones; and warmed-up for a weekend of way too much fun and not enough sleep.

Friday, October 29th, 1999

Afternoon Tea & Meet'n'Greet
2:00 to 5:00 PM - Carlton Room at The Days Inn, 30 Carlton St.
An informal social gathering at the Hallowmas hotel gave the weekend an official kick-off. Attendees had a chance to chat, relax & enjoy tea, coffee, pastries, hors d'oeuvres, sandwiches, canapés and more. The afternoon also included a Gothic Gift Swap.
Bands & DJs - Night One
9:00 PM - Reverb & Holy Joe's, 651 Queen St. W.
The first night of Hallowmas music and madness featured bands Autumn, Ariel, Translucia and DJ Lady Bathory in Reverb, while the more intimate Holy Joe's featured dark ambient and experimental sounds spun by DJs ASI, Fross and Leslie. Topping things off was a pumpkin carving contest.

Saturday, October 30th, 1999

Vendor's Market
1:00 to 5:00 PM - Carlton Room at The Days Inn, 30 Carlton St.
A wide variety of lovely wares were offered for attendees to purchase (or at least drool over) including jewellry, clothing, corsets, leather goods, comix, books, videos, art and much more.
Bands & DJs - Night Two: The Costume Ball
9:00 PM - Reverb & Holy Joe's, 651 Queen St. W.
Night number two saw My Scarlet Life and Parade hitting the stage in Reverb, joined by DJ Fross, while Mars & Salo manned the decks in Holy Joe's. And of course, there was a fabulous Hallowe'en costume contest.

Sunday, October 31st, 1999

Ghost Walk
2:00 to 4:00 PM - throughout downtown Toronto
This tour of the spooky side of Toronto was hosted by Siobhan with a route provided to us by the kind folks at the Toronto Ghosts & Hauntings Research Society.
Buffet Brunch
4:00 to 5:30 PM - J.J. Muggs, Toronto Eaton Centre
OK, technically it was a little late in the day to be called "brunch", but whatever. It was still an all-you-can-eat feast of many delicious things.
Bands & DJs - Night Three: Over The Top
9:00 PM - Reverb & Holy Joe's, 651 Queen St. W.
The theme of this final night of Hallowmas was "Over The Top", and attendees with encouraged to deck themselves out in their gothiest, trashiest, campiest & glamiest gear. Reverb was rocked by The Brickbats, The Vampire Beach Babes and DJ Greg Clow, while DJ Antithesis filled Holy Joe's with some industrial and electronic sounds.

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