By Denise Ortuno Neil
It’s that special creepy time of year when thoughts of witches, vampires and ghosts fill the imagination and ghouls come out to play. And if you live in the Coachella Valley, it’s also when the most anticipated party of the year takes place, BB Ingle’s Annual Halloween Bash!
BB’s parties are legendary, and have been entertaining desert party goers for decades. His Halloween parties in particular are enormously popular, giving attendees the chance to shed their everyday persona and dress up as whatever they want to for a night of decadent freaky fun. His parties are epic, and bring people from not only the desert area, but all over southern California to attend. Last year’s event, held at the Hard Rock hotel was enormous, bringing out well over 3,000 people to play. The costumes ranged from the demur, to over the top, with even a full-fledged Genie cruising around on his very own magic carpet willing to take pictures with anyone that would ask. You can probably find just about any costume at BB’s party; it is a coveted event that people look forward to, an event that stimulates all the senses.
BB must have been born to bring people together, starting his career as a leader in social gatherings back in the 80’s when he and a few others founded BB O’Briens. The night spot was a constant in desert nightlife, and after its closure, BB began throwing special holiday/event parties earning him the Master of Events and Godfather of parties title that he has today. BB is also the 2 time winner of CV Weekly’s “Promoter of the Year” Award.
This year BB’s 30th Annual Halloween bash, on Halloween night, Friday October 31st, will be held again at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs. The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs boasts all of the flash and glamour affiliated with the famous chain. Amenities at the venue include swanky lounges (lobby & poolside), incredible dining, spa services and hip luxury accommodations all dripping with the cool vibe that is part of the Hard Rock brand.
The Hard Rock Hotel, which started back in 1971, sets its goals on bringing people together to party up a storm, it’s a shared goal that BB has been an advocate of all along, “I’m excited to have my big bash at the Hard Rock again this year!” said BB. The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs and BB’s 30th Annual Halloween Bash is a perfect match!
The mega party, which is being produced by Ray Phillips and RSP Productions, will be spread out around the hotel, incorporating the elaborate underground ballroom, and poolside area. Three floors and six rooms of entertainment include heart pumping music from DJ’s: Ray Phillips, Anwaar Hines, Aaron C, Ceasare, JF//Discord, Tommy O’Connor plus others. The band Caxton, winner of CV Weekly’s “Best Band 2014” Award, will be performing as well. The party will also feature a live rock music show performed poolside by Live It Up Productions (Monster Rock Stage Show), food will be available through hotel outlets and there will be plenty of bars to accommodate thirsty hell raisers.
The party goes from 8pm to 2am and guests must be 21 or older to enter. Tickets are priced at $20 per person in advance for general admission online at PartywithBB.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Halloween has long been a holiday for kids to dress up, knock on stranger’s doors and extort candy (give me a treat or else). But the holiday has evolved into a much needed adult break from reality as well. It’s a night of fantasy, scares, dares, tricks and treats. And for us living in the desert, we have been lucky to have the “Pied Piper” of parties in our midst to throw exciting, edgy Halloween events every year. With BB’s 30th Annual Halloween Bash at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs, it is certain that there will be plenty of treats for us all….and maybe a scary trick or two. Happy Halloween!
For tickets visit www.partywithBB.com or call 760-880-1059