Friday night’s Multiverse charity gala at Club Metropolis raised $1,200 for the international Child’s Play charity that donates toys and games to patients in children’s hospitals.
What’s Club Metropolis? The new venue behind Club Hairspray that has a decidedly sci-fi theme including it’s own telephone booth turned go-go dance cage and a rad laser light show that envelops the dance floor.
What’s Multiverse? Asheville’s very own online community that celebrates all things passionately geeky ranging from real-life superheroes to video-game based cosplay and powerful music replete with references to collectible card games.
More than 200 of WNC’s geek elite came together to both help a good cause and showcase their best alter egos as some of the braver costumed characters participated in an auction for some quality time with their fellow fans.
Fusion rock giants Men on Earth, chiptune soundsmiths Nestrogen and the wackniess of DJ Ken Hurley filled the club air with geek cred while deserts from The Hop nicely complemented the beverages available at this 18 and over event.
Multiverse’s man behind the curtain told the Asheville Citizen-Times in Friday’s paper that this charity event was just the first of many big things expected from Multiverse as it continues to build on the momentum generated since its inception the past August.
From the looks of things Friday night, this was the party the geeks were looking for.
Had a blast. Shook my ass. Even mangled an a-Ha classic during a brief turn on the mic.
A good time was has by all.
-By White Lightnin’/ photo by Carlos Diago