Hey guys! I’m so jazzed right now! The first event I’ve been to in… well… a while! I’m absolutely over the moon! Now, I know I made this big fancy calendar to keep track of all of the events around me, but job stuff happened and I had to sit those all out. Because I was poor. Not today though, because I bought this ticket in advance. That’s right, guys, it’s finally time for the Wizard ball.
This is going to be a shorter post than I had anticipated since it’s not a two-part event for me this year. We had something come up and that’s fine, I guess. There’s always next year! I did manage to get my wand, so there’s that!
I arrived at the event early, as is my JNJ aesthetic evidently. In fact, I was half an hour early. When I arrived the venue was somewhat empty, with the gentleman who was hosting the event to the right of the entryway and a couple of people scattered about here and there. I could see the stage where multi-colored lights shone back near the rear of the room and some lights leading up a flight of stairs to a loft. There was bar, that hadn’t been set up quite yet and to the right of that were bannered on the banister of the stairs. On the walls to either side were flickering lanterns and house banners for each of the four houses.
Check out the aesthetic of this place! I really really liked the decorations that they had there. Though they were simple, I found them to be effective. Check out the gallery below to see the decor and the lighting.
I spent a fair portion of my time there hanging out in the loft. I found the cookies particularly interesting, as they sated my sweet tooth. By about 8:00 pm, the band Radio Cult set up. I hadn’t even noticed that they had been milling about previously, likewise enjoying the cookies. The couches on the loft were pleasantly plush and perfect for vibing to the music. I took quite a few video clips of them and their fantastic energy.
I’m so awful with names but the lady with the super cool fashion sense was clearly having the time of her life. While watching them I found the energy somewhat contagious, despite my worsening toothache. I apologie for the following video quality, I filmed it with my cell phone. I will say that the fashionable bassist has the perfect 1980’s rock voice and I’m living for it. If you’re interested, definitely check out their songs just below. I don’t want to spoil too much of their repertoire, but these were my personal favorites.
Honestly, this post was on my backburner for a little bit, but I still wanted to share it with you guys! I’m still bummed somewhat that the second part of the event was cut short for me… but that’s okay, still, because the Wizard Weekly issue we were all given included the ingredients for the wizard themed beverages. I’m planning a big Wizard party at my place sometime in the future.
As I write this, it’s a few days after my wedding, that is to say that it’s been a while since this event and my memory is foggy. In any event, I hope you enjoyed getting a snippet of their setlist and checking out this event with me!