A nightclub in Amsterdam is getting ready to host the world's first ‘blood rave' this Halloween, with real blood! According to media reports, Dutch partygoers will be sprayed with gallons of blood from an overhead sprinkler system, based on the opening scene of the 1998 vampire film Blade.
The event's official Facebook page states: "Blood Rave is a night-life community for likeminded individuals, on a discrete location in Amsterdam." It also lists a link to an intro video (the scene from Blade), and another link to purchase tickets.
Dutch news site NL Times claims to have spoken to an organiser who chose to remain anonymous. "After a long search we have developed a special sprinkler system with pipes running across the ceiling and this making us able to spray blood over the crowd," he supposedly told the site.
"We've already tested it a number of times with a substance resembling blood. It is pushing the borders, but we want to see how far we can go."
The Facebook page shows that over 4,000 people are ‘going' to the event, and the NL Times report adds that organisers are expecting only "freaky" people will show up to be showered with torrents of blood. They haven't said anything about what sort of blood will be used, but the page is full of speculation.
"What kind of blood will you use?" a Facebook user wrote on the party page. "Because pig might be a problem for several kinds of people (religious/cultural reasons)." The organisers didn't respond, but a few others did, saying they wanted real blood or they wouldn't attend. "They should use human blood so that no animal has to die just for some party fun," one person wrote.
Is it just me, or does the whole thing seem like a hoax? We'll just have to wait and see though.