It’s that time of year: the trees are getting colorful, the Pats are back in action, and Halloween is just around the corner. According to Time Magazine, Halloween is the 8th drunkest day of the year, and according to Thrillist, Halloween is the 3rd most celebrated holiday of the year, only behind Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Christmas and Thanksgiving Day didn’t even make Time’s “Top 10 Drunkest Days of the Year” list, so mathematically speaking Halloween is the most celebrated, drunken holiday in the United States. In simpler terms, it’s important to carefully assess and map out your Halloween party plans. Whenever I’m out with my friends, I despise vehicles. I hate paying for overpriced cabs, I hate motion sickness, and I hate thinking about “designated drivers.” This is one of the many reasons I love overnight festivals. You can have fun, enjoy great music, and you don’t have to worry about your trek back home. So in a perfect world, I would love to enjoy the country’s most celebrated party-holiday in this type of setting. Luckily the Northeast has this unique option thanks to Disc Jam’s 2nd Annual Halloween Horror Camp.
On Saturday, October 29th, Disc Jam reserved a secret summer camp location in central Massachusetts to host its second overnight Halloween celebration. Late October in Massachusetts can get quite chilly, so every concert ticket comes with a bunk-style bed in one of the many on-site camp cabins. The music lineup is stacked this year, with one of my personal favorite bands, lespecial, headlining the night. Luke, Jonny & Rory are sharing the bill with Roots of Creation, Chromatropic, William Thompson Funk Experiment, Congo Sanchez, Daddie Long Legs and Eggy. In addition to a full day of music, Disc Jam naturally orchestrated a free disc golf course, flow arts and fire dancing performances by the Disc Jam Flow Tribe, a haunted parade, trick or treating, and other group activities.
The event has a limited capacity because each pass includes a bunk, and tickets are selling fast. Don’t sleep on this unique opportunity to get freaky in the woods over Halloween weekend, so buy your tickets here, and enjoy this recap video of last year’s Halloween Horror Camp.