Orlando’s paint-based performance art group DRIP is again converting their warehouse-like live art bar on International Drive into an Underground Vampire Bar for the month of October.
After premiering last year, vampires will again call the Underground Vampire Bar home as they sip “blood” from the Blood Bar, take a “blood” shower, witness “human sacrifices,” listen to live music, and watch a full theatrical vampire show featuring performances in “blood,” paint, flying water, red sand and more.
“I have been waiting an entire year for us to be able to bring this special DRIP experience back. I am beyond excited to be able to share this very realistic yet fantastical world with brand new guests as well as our local regulars. We have several new additions to the Vampire Bar this year; new colors at the paint station, new blood inspired drinks at the Blood Bar, new characters, new performance pieces, and brand new original music composed by David Traver (a music director of Blue Man Group). I think our guests will enjoy it just as much as we did creating it.” said Jessica Mariko, DRIP Founder.
Guests coming to DRIP’s Underground Vampire Bar will start by changing into a limited edition white vampire t-shirt and make their way over to the paint station to paint their shirts and paint their friends. T-shirt artists will custom design and cut guest’s shirts for $5 and turn them into corsets, dresses, tank tops and more. Following the show, guests can join the included after party with DJ FreshVamp on the dance floor, hop in the interactive “blood” shower, and enjoy drinks from the Blood Bar until Midnight.
The Underground Vampire Bar will have a Soft Opening September 30, and Grand Opening night will take place October 1. DRIP’s Underground Vampire Bar will be open every Friday and Saturday in October as well as for special events including the BASE Orlando Glitter and Gore Body Paint Art Event on Thursday October 13, 8 – 11 p.m.
The Underground Vampire Bar tickets range from $35-$79. Doors and activities open at 8 p.m., with show time at 9 p.m., and after party from 10 p.m. until midnight. Guests will want to dress to get colorful and wet, shorts and flip-flops are perfect. This year, guests may attend if they are 18+ years old, which is different from last year’s 21+ age restriction. For a full listing of events and tickets, visit DRIP’s website at ILoveDRIP.com.
DRIP is located at 8747 International Dr. Ste. 102, Orlando, Fl 32819 on the back side of the building with Senor Frogs and Denny’s. For more information about DRIP, watch this video: