Real “Blood Rave” to Drench Dancers in Gallons of Gore

First of its kind event taking place in Amsterdam on Halloween.


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File this one under: Are these people fucking serious!

In a rare and extremely bizarre example of life imitating art, promoters in The Netherlands are planning a Halloween event based on the notorious dance-club scene from the movie Blade (1998). The Facebook page for “Blood Rave”, described as “a night-life community for likeminded individuals, on a discrete location in Amsterdam”, already has over 2.4K attendees.



To be clear, the intension is to drench partygoers in countless gallons of blood as they boogie down to throbbing EDM beats while crazed on ecstasy. I’m sure some readers are thinking, “No fucking way!” but the authenticity of Blood Rave has been confirmed by the Netherlands based NL Times. While the promoter has chosen to remain anonymous, he described the logistics involved:

“After a long search we have developed a special sprinkler system with pipes running across the ceiling and thus making us able to spray blood over the crowd. We’ve already tested it a number of times a substance resembling blood.”

I’m sure the burning question on everyone’s mind is: Are they planning on using real blood? If the anonymous promoter has his way, they sure fucking will! Promoter: “It is pushing the borders, but we want to see how far we can go.”

Now I’ve got nothing against fetishists or freaking people being happy (heck, Excision did a great job of making literal bloodlust seem sexy), but the desire to use real blood means I, for one, will not be in attendance. Fake blood: Fine count me in. Real blood: That’s a hot heap of “Nope!” as far as I’m concerned.


Are they planning on using human blood (is that even legal?) or animal blood? In either case, what precautions are they taking to avoid the spread of blood borne pathogens? Now just imagine the stench after a few hours from the mix of coagulated blood, sweat, and (most likely) sex. I hope they plan to stock up on barf bags!

This Halloween, I’ll be handing out candy to my neighborhood trick-or-treaters, but hey, that’s just me. If the idea of Blood Rave gets you excited, you can read more about the event on their Facebook page, and even purchase your tickets: HERE. I hope you have a bloody good time!

Does Blood Rave sound like an event you’d like to attend—or avoid like plague? Sound off in the Comments section!

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  • Matthew Myers
    21 August 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Definitely something I would want to watch, but not take part in. This is a lot more interesting than the standard foam party. I will be following this story as it develops.

  • Annabelle Lecter
    21 August 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    You hit it with bloodborne pathogen concerns. I also am not hip on congealing. If it was totally safe and treated with an anticoagulent then I would consider it. The stuff of memories, to be sure.

  • Zombina Von Shokk
    21 August 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    I find it intriguing how we still hold on to many ‘Taboo’s’ here in the western world. We are desensitised to many elements, experiences, perversions,interests that a mere decade ago, or during the pre facebook (PF) era would leave the minds of many aghast, when hearing about the kinds of ‘experiences’ had/created by the minds of the few.

    Sanguine based activities/events/forms of exhibition remains on the more obscure area of exploration. Looking at this from both animal & human BBP (Blood Bourne Pathogen) risk of exposure and a public safety perspective mentioned within the article and also by Annabelle Lecter, I would imagine the risk assessment for attendees wellbeing, would be extremely complex & paramount to green light this ‘Experience’.

    Great discussion can also be had when thinking about the location of this event on the globe, known for an open attitude to taboo areas of exploration, for example sex & the use of cannibis. Which other countries would give permission for an event such as this at a ‘Non Underground’ level, I would imagine there aren’t many.

    Personally, I attended an event such as this about a decade ago in London, the blood was synthetic and the experience itself is something that I shall never forget.

    In my opinion, if this is genuine, I would have serious reservations regarding the ethical use of animal blood & how would the large amount needed be sourced, together with the sourcing and use of human blood, which, in my opinion should retain its use in the healthcare industry. Being a qualified healthcare professional myself, the demand for blood donation is always high, and I feel that the use of blood in this way is wrong.

    Vast quantities of synthetic blood can be easily sourced, or made using readily available and relatively cheap everyday ingredients.

    • Josh Millican
      21 August 2015 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      Excellent insights! Sounds like you’ve got some amazing stories to tell!

  • jarrett bray
    22 August 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    would def do it bring it to kentucky!!!!!!!!!!!