Halloween Events 2009
Revisit the Ghosts of Past Halloweens - 2009
Below is our coverage and events for the 2009 Halloween.
By Jessica Hunt
There's no small number of Halloween-related events this year. Here are some of our favorites:
• All Purpose Party at the Masquerade
• Darkside Tours at Underground Atlanta
• Fuggin Monster Jam at 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road
• Halloweenus Wangdoodle at Dad's Garage Theatre
• Hand of Doom at 529
• Moonshiner's Ball at Twain's Billiards and Tap
• Netherworld Haunted House at the Georgia Antique Design Center
• The Phantom of the Opera at Atlanta Symphony Hall
• Scream on the Green at Centennial Olympic Park - Georgia World Congress Center
• Seven Deadly Showgirls at 7 Stages
• The Silver Scream Spook Show at the Plaza Theatre
• Stalking in a Winter Horror Land at CW Midtown Music Complex
• Zombie Bash Block Party at Biltmore Ballroom, Cypress P&P and Halo Lounge
• Zombieland Halloween Party at 10 Krog Street
The Masquerade held a Halloween costume party throughout all three of its venues on Oct. 30. A few hundred people showed up for the Halloween-style rave as some danced with light, some hung from silk and all were treated to the techno sounds of the live band.
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Big Boi's party was held at Stankonia in the Courvoisier Lounge. It was a fundraiser for the rapper's charity, The Big Kidz Foundation. Big Boi was dressed up as "Dick Fury", as in he wore his suit from the "The Way You Move" video.
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