In 2004, The Bad Things hosted the first Cabaret Macabre in a warehouse space called Jem Studios in Georgetown, now home to The Mix and other businesses. Held on Halloween, it was a night of strange costumery, drunken debauchery, sideshow splendor and junkyard sounds. The lineup included performances by Seattle Semi-Pro Wrestling, some stomach-churning suspension piercing by PURE, music from Reverend Glasseye, Dark Carny, Baby Gramps and, of course, The Bad Things, who were pulling double duty as bartenders, door staff, stage techs and security!
Here we are eleven years later and most of those organizations are now defunct. Georgetown is quickly turning into a hipster mecca and the local cabaret scene has grown into a nationally recognized phenomenon. Luckily, two veterans from that faraway night are still with us, the legendary Baby Gramps and, of course, The Bad Things.
Over the past decade, The Bad Things have since hosted Cabaret Macabre in a variety of venues and neighborhoods and have featured acts from around the world. This year, Cabaret Macabre returns to Columbia City on Halloween for one night of music and cabaret performance.
Here's a little taste from last year:
As always, Halloween pageantry is highly encouraged! We'll be announcing more details on the party as they emerge but we can guarantee a night you won't soon forget with a bevvy of your favorite macabre miscreants.
Saturday, October 31st, 2015 The 12th Annual Cabaret Macabre featuring The Bad Things, Bucharest Drinking Team, Baby Gramps and more! Columbia City Theater - 4916 Rainier Avenue South. $17 advanced/$20 day of show
This event is 21+ with ID!
Columbia City Theater (View)
4916 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118