KCRW’s annual Masquerade Halloween party rocked the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel for the fourth year in a row over the weekend. Your humble Fishie was in attendance and is still recovering. Sadly, we were driving, so we can’t even say he got drunk and hung over. Nay, we are simply old and out of shape and can’t dance until 2 a.m. anymore without a week of pizza and bed rest to recuperate.
Although Mexican Institute of Sound and Z-Trip both put on great shows, the highlight of the night was undoubtedly seeing John Lydon, better known as the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten, singing along to Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is In the Heart.” Cross that one off the bucket list.
We have to admit, we were a bit disappointed that Masquerade goers didn’t seem to get our brilliant Gordron Gartrelle costume. Although the two people who did thought it was hi-larious. Props to the lovely and talented Jennifer Calica for making the shirt from scratch.
All in all the event raised nearly $70,000 for KCRW’s coffers–topping last year’s effort. A smashing success.