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Parade of Lost Souls Festival: Secret Souls Walk & Dance Party 2012

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 — 8:25am PDT
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The Parade of Lost Souls Festival is currently underway with the Secret Souls Walk and Dance Party rounding out the festivities on Saturday.

The parade of lost souls 2011, Vancouver IMGP5391
Photo credit: Eyesplash & Tim Gage on Flickr

Birds Debone-Air
Photo credit: PiscesDreamer & PiscesDreamer on Flickr

This year’s Secret Souls Walk invites artists, performers and patrons to explore what the end of this world age could look like – to explore, and to create what awaits us just over the horizon. Will our future be dark and depressing, or bright and beautiful? The choice is one for each of us to make…

Over the last week the festival has hosted workshops with costume creation, crafts, puppet making and more. Tonight they’ll have a Thriller workshop where you can learn the choreography to this zombie-shaking dance at the Britannia Community Centre.

The Parade of Lost Souls Festival’s Secret Souls Walk will then take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 starting out from a secret location in East Vancouver at 5:30pm. In previous years there was an actual parade that went down Commercial Drive but this walk takes a different route, past art installations and performers along a planned course.

The location will be announced on the festival’s website and social networks in advance. Grab your costume and bring a suggested donation of $5 to take part, with proceeds benefitting Public Dreams.

POLS Dance Party Poster

Following the Secret Souls Walk there will be a dance party starting at 9:00pm at the Rickshaw Theatre (254 E. Hastings) with DJ Oker and DJ Tango. Admission is $25 (tickets can be purchased online in advance) and this is a 19+ venue.

If you would like to attend the Secret Souls Walk Dance Party on Saturday night, I have 2 tickets up for grabs. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to the #ParadeofLostSouls Dance Party from @publicdreams & @miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00pm tonight (Thursday, October 25, 2012). Must be 19+ to attend. Enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home.

Update The winner is @jonathan_uy!

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  1. wono99 says:

    love parade of lost souls!

  2. Maria says:

    I’m curious, but if I’m not there by 5:30 will I be missing out on parts of it? or can I do my own a bit later? Last year, I didn’t make it ๐Ÿ™ (granted, I showed up at 8!)

  3. Richness says:

    Best Vancouver event!

  4. Stefan says:

    Definitely going to the parade, after party would be fun too!

  5. maritza tome says:

    love parade of lost souls!

  6. kim says:

    Excited for the parade!

  7. Cynthia says:

    I’ve never participated in this parade, but I am making my costume tonight and would love to win tickets!

  8. I will be there for sure!

  9. Meowwwww!!!! Nursing my cold today as I don’t wanna miss the walk this year!

  10. Robyn says:

    I love this group – I’ve been to one of their events before and they are really awesome and surreal.

  11. Caitlin says:

    This will be my first year attending and I can’t wait!

  12. Julia Sousa says:

    I always wanted to go to this party, this would be a great chance ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Jeremy says:

    Just in time!

  14. tracy says:

    Pick me pick me!~ I vould love to suck your party!~

  15. Jonathan says:

    I only got back from practising the Michael Jackson Thriller dance choreography, it’d be great if I get a ticket to the party and trot the dance moves out there!

  16. Marianne says:

    A parade of lost ghouls!

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