Vevo Halloween Ball
Review by Graham Finney and photos by
A regular event on the Halloween
calendar now, this year saw a change from Vevo organisers as they uprooted from
their home in Manchester and travelled the short distance down the M62 to a new
home at Bramley-Moore Docks in Liverpool for the 2016 party and at only a fiver
a ticket for a line up headlined by Stockport band Blossoms, it's no surprise
that the dockside venue was particularly busy.
Joining Blossoms, was a supporting cast made up of Izzy Bizu, Jack Garrett,
Aurora and special guest Zara Larsson and, as with all Vevo Halloween events,
both organisers and punters had gone all out to make sure that their 1st time
in Liverpool was a night to remember.
Having decked out the venue with all manner of creepy paraphernalia, the
highlight had to be the medically themed bar which came with its very own glass
topped bar containing a range of bugs and creepy crawlies for you to keep you
occupied as you waited for the bar staff to bring you your drink. A novel theme,
the very live collection of cockroaches, maggots and locusts certainly gave you
something to talk about but was most definitely not for the squeamish.
As for the punters, there was plenty of effort made in that department as
Liverpool made a 10 out of 10 effort to celebrate Halloween in gruesome style.
From the very random banana outfits to the musically inspired Kiss and Slipknot
outfits through to the usual Saw and Walking Dead inspired efforts, to the
familiar Halloween sight of blood drenched nurses and scary clowns, the standard
was high tonight although it has to be said that there was a distinct lack of
Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad) inspired outfits as seemed to be all the rage
elsewhere judging by social media.
Onto the musical side of things then and with each of the acts allocated a
30 minute slot, the 5 acts booked provided the perfect soundtrack to this
Halloween celebration. From the haunting tunes of Norwegian singer songwriter
Aurora to the R&B soul of Izzy Bizu to the trip hop of Jack Garratt, punters
lapped up every minute of the music and Swedish pop princess Zara Larsson
donning a particularly attention grabbing Maleficent inspired outfit for her
set, before Blossoms closed the night with a raucous set of indie rock, the Vevo
Halloween Ball signed off in style, having lived up to the high standard set by
previous years. See you in 2017....
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