On this day November the Second, Two-Thousand and Eighteen: Some 70 odd years after the end of the War, The Philadelphia Experiment Community gathers on Hallowed ground.
The Battleship New Jersey doesn’t just represent the hopes and prayers of one State, or even One Country.
Her survival represented the Future and Freedom of Humankind.
On the WW2 Battleship itself, heroes fell and flags were raised, cries of valor and victory only hoped to weather the storm.
A place where in the end, sailors rejoiced at the possibility of being reunited with family, friends and lovers.
As she sailed back into the safe harbor, crowds of non-combatants gathered along the battered wharf to greet the USS NJ, hoping and longing for a glimpse of a familiar face and the sense of relief that comes with the realization of a day that might never have come.
Truman announced to the crowds gathered:
“This is the day when Fascism finally dies, as we always knew it would.”
Life magazine stated it was:
“as if joy had been rationed and saved up for three years, eight months and seven days.”
Celebrations were simultaneously held across the world, from New York’s Time Square to Sydney in Australia.
So come join the PEX community as we gather once again aboard the Vessel that has served us all so well.
Join us to celebrate the joy of victory realized, of reunification with family and lovers, and step through the wrinkle in time with us.
We will see you there… somewhere…. around November 2nd 1945.
And so it is:
PEX H a l l o w e e n B a l l #13 :: A Wrinkle in Time
Friday November 2, 2018
aboard the Battleship New Jersey
9pm – 3am
With Music orchestrated by the Band with no name and performed by such acts as:
Behrouz (Do not sit on the furniture, Miami)
David Starfire (Amrita, San Francisco)
Mr. Jennings (PLF, Richmond)
Probe1 (Marseille, France)
Terron Darby (Playdate, NYC)
Everyday (PEX/Playloop) Philly
Justin Paul (PEX/Playloop) LA
Lee Mayjahs (PEX, Ospina Digital)
John Raffaele (Say Less, Philly)
Nah Mean? (Say Less, Philly)
Bumby Nuggets (Quality Control, NYC)
IANN (Camp Phukit, Philly)
Slacksss (Say Less, Philly)
KEEN (Say Less, Philly)
The Company Sound System (LTHM, NYC)
Aziz Vora (PHL)
Parlour Noir (Live, Philly)
Mike Dash Vs. Vincent Gaddis (Live Tag Team Set) (PEX, BRC)
Carlos Allende (PEX, BRC)
William L. Moore (PEX, BRC)
Charles Berlitz (PEX, BRC)
Art Installations, Aerials, Fire, and roving experimentations in creativity.
What should I wear? Any costume is fantastic, but for the Battleship, think Pirates, Sailors, Military, zombies, etc. Be careful with Heels, the deck of the ship can be tricky. Much of the festival will be outside, please integrate layers & warmth into your costume.
How long is the Event? The event runs from 9pm to 3am. Please arrive as early as possible to avoid long lines and to have the most time at this amazing experience. Arriving between 9 & 10 is highly recommended. There will be lines between 11 to 12:00
Is there parking nearby? Yes there are several large lots right next to the BB&T Center, we will email and release more info asap.
For those of you not driving and needing a way back to Philly after the event. The PATCO Line train will be running. The Broadway stop is the best place to get it. There are 2:30am, 3:15am, 4:00am & 4:45am trains.
Will there be a cash bar? Yes the Bars will be open from 9pm till 2:30am. The bar is run by the Camden Waterfront Assoc & the Battleship.
Is the event over 21 only? Yes the event is 21+ ID will be checked at the door.
Does the Battleship leave the dock? No the battleship is permanently docked. And you may leave the event at anytime.
Will I be stuck on the battleship the whole time? No, there are activities on the Pier, Land, Battleship deck & on a spaceship. (Only attendees with NASA Approved Space Suits allowed on Space voyages) There will be no ins/outs from the event however.
What is the bathroom situation? There is a bank of both male & female plumbed bathrooms onboard the Ship. We will also have a bank of Porta Potties on the pier.
Will there be a coat check? Yes
Will there be food vendors? Yes, we have food on site with both vegetarian and standard fare.
Can I bring food or drink into the venue? No, all bags will be searched, any outside food or drink is strictly prohibited.
Will a map of the event be available? Yes we will email a map of the complete venue in PDF format to all ticket holders the week before the event.
Will there be zombies? Yes, Zombies have been sighted wandering the streets of Camden recently (Or so we have been told)
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