HELL OF A BALL: THE ONLY PLACE TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN
For the third year, event producer extraordinaire, Aaron Coleman is throwing the biggest, grandest Halloween party in the state, the “Circus of Hell” – and he invites you to experience it.
In a scene out of the scary movie “The Dentist”, I called Aaron while he was sitting in a dentist’s chair – after breaking a filling eating his favorite Halloween candy, Hot Tamales – to talk about his party.
TBP: You really love Halloween.
Aaron: I love it because it’s the only time of the year where people can dress up and be something they normally would not. I love the decorations and the scare factor and it is just the best time to throw a party.
TBP: What were your favorite costumes as a kid?
Aaron: Two of my favorite costumes I pulled together came from my family’s closets. When I was nine years old, I took my sister’s prom dress, cut it up and splashed it with red paint I found in the garage. I took one of my mom’s wigs and went as a dead prom queen. Boy was my sister mad.
When I was 12 years old, I watched “Golden Girls” with my grandmother all the time. She reminded me so much of Sophia that I borrowed her clothes and her square shell purse – just like the one Sophia had – got a gray wig and glasses and had a great time. Nobody got the costume but me. I grew up in the Atlantic Highlands.
TBP: What do you think will be the hot costumes this year at “Circus of Hell”? I see both guys and girls as Snookie.
Aaron: There will be a lot of Snookies and the rest of the “Jersey Shore” cast. I also think we will see a lot of Tiger Woods with porn stars and orange-prison-suited Lindsay Lohans.
This party has $5,000 in cash and prizes so I know we will see some great costumes.
TBP: Last year, it was “The Shining at the Berkeley”. This year it is an all-new circus. What is your vision?
Aaron: The whole thing is going to be over the top at Convention Hall. We have three DJ’s and lots of talented circus-like performers – stilt walkers, aerialists, trapeze artists, contortionists, just to name a few.
TBP: It is a show and great party all in one.
Aaron: Guests are really going to be taken away with the circus theme. They will enter through doors to an evil clown stilt walker who juggles. Then they will walk through a series of huge circus carts with some crazy characters. I will tease you – think bearded women, elephant men, evil Siamese twins. I am sure the ghosts in Convention Hall will be awake and scared.
TBP: I can feel your excitement, or did your dentist just walk in?
Aaron: It is excitement. I really enjoy and look forward to this party every year. Last year, more than 1,000 people came. My goal with any of my parties is to make people feel happy. There is enough to worry about and my goal is for people to escape – have an amazing, memorable time.
“Circus of Hell”, Saturday, Oct. 30, 9.30 pm doors open. Tickets $35 advance, $45 door, available online and at Mike’s Beach House and Il Pavone on Cookman Avenue. VIP includes open bar and buffet from Aqua. More info, including where to get 15% off costumes at: PyramidProductions.info