West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Set To Break Guinness World Record Tonight
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood today to what organizers say is one of the world’s largest Halloween celebrations.
The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, which kicks off 6 p.m., will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture and will close out the event with an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Time Warp dance — which will take place across all six performance stages at 10:45 p.m.
The event’s witching hour will be 11 p.m.
Following the 6 p.m. kickoff, there will be a Carnaval March starting at 7 p.m. at Santa Monica and La Cienega boulevards where members of the West Hollywood City Council will lead the march on pedifloats.
The event will also include a Rocky Horror Picture Show stage located on Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards, featuring a special performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show starting at 9:15 p.m.
Singer-songwriter John Quale — Prince Poppycock of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” — will be crowned the “Honorary Mayor” of the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval.
In summer of 2010, Quale was a contestant on the NBC show where he became one of the top four finalists.
“This year’s Halloween Carnaval entertainment is a diverse and unique as the city itself,’ said West Hollywood John Heilman in a news statement.
“From the Rocky Horror Picture Show and a record-breaking Time Warp dance to Prince Poppycock and his award-winning music to highly-talented performance artists including Momma and the Wandering Marionettes, this will be a true West Hollywood-style Halloween celebration.”
For more information on the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval call (323) 848-6503 or www.weho.org/halloween.