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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Molly Maguires Pub to host the 2nd Annual Blob Ball

Another year has come and gone and Phoenixville residents thought they had rid themselves of The Blob, that pesky red bloated ball of goo that sent hundreds of actors running out of the Colonial Theatre back in the 1957 filming of The Blob, starring Steve McQueen (his first leading role- released in 1958). Phoenixville is gearing up for another crazy celebration of The Blob, science fiction, and all things 1950's. The weekend long event will feature the annual "running out" reenactment on Friday night, followed by the Blob Ball, a 1950's themed ball featuring The Rivers Rockabilly Trio, a specialty menu of delightful drinks, and alot of dancing. (see more on Blob Ball below). On Saturday the 200 block of Bridge Street will be shut down for a street fair, including appearances by The Neanderthals, a tin foil hat contest and a scary movie costume contest. Every year this event grows with approximately 6,000 people attending last year.

Iron Town Productions and Molly Maguires Irish Restaurant and Pub in Phoenixville have teamed up to produce the 2nd Annual Blob Ball. Last year, the event was held at Tyler James Pub and was a huge hit, drawing from the crowd that comes to Phoenixville, PA every year to participate in the Colonial Theatre’s BlobFest. The Blob Ball received national coverage by AMC and the Boston Globe last year. Music will be provided by The Rivers Rockabilly Trio, one of the areas hottest Rockabilly bands, featuring the hits of the 1950’s. The night will feature dancing, a thematic menu of drinks, and contests. Prizes will be awarded for Best 50’s Dress (male & female), Best 50’s Celebrity Costume, Best Scary Movie Costume, and Best Dancers. Blob Ball will start right after the “running out” reenactment at the Colonial Theatre (around 9 PM) and will continue until midnight.

This event is the kick-off party for BlobFest weekend. “Last year, Stu Fredericks (The Rivers Rockabilly Trio) and I, started this event because there was a void in the activities after the “running out” reenactment at the Colonial Theatre”, states Jane Tucker of Iron Town Productions. “Since people are already out and dressed in their 50’s best for the “running out”, this gives them a place to go and celebrate all things 1950’s.”

Tickets for the 2nd Annual Blob Ball are $12 in advance and $15 on the date of the event. Space is limited and it is anticipated that this event will sell out in advance of the date. Tickets are available in person at Steel City Coffee House or online at www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com, click on Events.

For more information on Blob Ball, visit http://steelcitycoffee.stores.yahoo.net/stcipr2ndanb.html.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's just more and more great events in the downtown. How is it that we live in such an awesome little town? Love it!