The Fifth Annual Los Angeles
at ALPINE VILLAGE
833 W Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90502
Saturday, December 2, 2017
(Doors 8pm, Show 9pm)
Industrial metal gods Rammstein incarnated as Krampus!
Mad metal costume-rock devilry!
HAMMERSTEIN MUSIK BAVARIA
Polka party from the Krampus’ homeland!
LA KRAMPUS TROUPE ATTACK!
Dozens of horned hideous monsters unleashed upon the naughty!
VENDING, BEER, GERMAN FOOD
AND HUNDREDS OF COSTUMED GUESTS!
PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY! THIS EVENT HAS ALWAYS SOLD OUT
For our fifth annual Krampus Ball, we will be folding the best of two events into one big blowout and moving the party with all its costumes, bell, and switches down to the capacious old-world ballroom of ALPINE VILLAGE. For those who’ve never experienced southern California’s favorite make-believe Bavaria, Alpine Village is an über-quaint tourist spot with vendors of German foods and souvenirs housed in chalet-style buildings clustered around a diminutive onion-domed wedding chapel. Unfortunately, the vendors are sure to have fled in terror as the Krampus descends upon the village, but the ballroom will remain well prepared to offer party guests German food and drink throughout the evening.
Headlining tonight will be cult-favorite KRAMMPSTEIN, the inexplicably weird but oh-so-right hybridization of German industrial-metal gods Rammstein and everyone’s favorite Yule devil. Outfitted in leather, fur, horns, and masks, the band tears through an apocalyptic stage show, churning out Rammstein hits lyrically reworked to obsessively detail the child-beating lifestyle of the Krampus. Dazzling stage-show effects, infernal lighting, and Christmas cookies compliment the spectacle.
Also raising a frightful din will be Southbay favorites and veterans of a bizarre scene only they could spawn, ROSEMARY’S BILLYGOAT (an older, more devilish incarnation of fast-food despoilers Mac Sabbath). Balancing cartoonish goofs with wickedly effective horror-metal, Rosemary’s Billygoat creates a fire-breathing psychotronic circus of a stage show with mammoth props, costumed stunts, and other devilry that would make the Krampus proud.
As if this weren’t enough to sate your Krampus-lust, you can expect to be thoroughly menaced and switch-smacked by costumed members of KRAMPUS LOS ANGELES in their premiere seasonal outing. We won’t say when, but when you hear the gathering din of clanking cowbells you’ll know it’s close – the massed attack by over three-dozen devils and mountain spirits transforming the dance floor into a tumultuous maelstrom of horns and flailing switches. Pray that St. Nicholas can gain control of his malevolent slaves and save the evening!
Bringing it all back home to the old country will be HAMMERSTEIN MUSIK BAVARIA fronted by Bavarian-born Andreas Becket and offering everything from boot-stomping polkas to tears-in-your-beer ballads of Liebe gone wrong. They’ll even give you some on-the-fly dance lessons. The 4-piece ensemble boasts award winning classical musicians, seasoned studio pros and an academically trained ethnomusicologist, but they still haven’t forgotten how to party like a drunken goatherd at Oktoberfest and are not above appearing in a high-camp Wienerschnitzel commercial touting their fast food as sorta German. And, yes, there will be yodeling.
Emcee for the evening will be our own beloved ST. NICHOLAS, friend of good children and stern judge of all you who deserve the switch.
And that’s only the entertainment on stage! There’s so much more that our guests bring year to year in an amazing array costumes portraying Krampus, the Krampus-adjacent, and other original takes on the theme. Arrive early to allow yourself exchange pleasantries and snap shots with our guests turned out in their diabolically festive yuletide best.
You might also take some time early on to avail yourself of a tasty one-ticket-buys all GERMAN SMORGASBORD and peruse the artsy-craftiness of the KRAMPUS INSPIRED ARTISANS offering merchandise in our vending area. (Merchants TBA soon; please check back).
THEMED COSTUMES ENCOURAGED (but not required)
We cannot guarantee tickets at the door. Please get your tickets early!!
EVENT IS 21+ (ID REQUIRED)