- August 29, 2014

These Big Austin Parties Just Might Destroy You

Alright Austin kids, pay attention. This weekend is special. This weekend is something of an electronic music freak’s delight, because two HUGE parties are competing for your attention on Friday and Saturday night. If you try to attend both, the thumping bass, blinding light shows, and endless hours of dancing may just destroy you.

Oh, also gimps. Did we mention there will be gimps? There will be gimps. And mimosas. You’ll see.

Get Your Rave On At Foam Wonderland

Austin Music Hall, Friday & Saturday from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

This is going to be FUN. Foam Wonderland is a dance party unlike any other, with two big techno acts, giant foam cannons hosing down the crowd and a laser show that’ll make you hallucinate without drugs. Come prepared to get soaked and dance until you can hardly stand anymore. No matter which night you go, it’s sure to be a killer time.

Get Your Freak On At The Texas Industrial Fest

Scoot Inn, Friday & Saturday from 5:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.


This one’s a little bit darker than Foam Wonderland, but it’s one hell of a dance party all the same. The Texas Industrial Fest will feature dozens of underground acts performing alongside cage dancers, women using belt sanders to grind sparks off their metal codpieces, human suspension shows (which is just painful to watch unless you’re into that sort of thing), and even a troupe of masked gimps roaming about the crowd.

Yeah, it’s that kind of show. Better wear your best leather!

Mellow Out With Free Video Games And $1 Mimosas At Kung-Fu Saloon


Photo: Flickr user Cameron Russell, creative commons licensed.

Once you’re all rave’d out and goth’d out and just plain spent from all the partying you’ve put in this weekend, find your way down to Kung-Fu Saloon after you grog some breakfast on Sunday for $1 mimosas from 2-5 p.m. Bonus: Their amazing selection of classic arcade games are all free!

Sunday Funday, indeed. Just try not to overdo it out there, folks.