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Partiers and fetishists descended upon Manhattan on April 1 as the Saint at Large presented Rites XXXVIII: The Black Party “Dark Matter." Conceived by creative director and conceptual artist Rob Roth—who's worked with Rihanna, Lady Gaga and David Bowie—the 20 hour event revolved around five acts synced to five sets of increasingly intense dance music.
Roth described the party's concept:
"On April 1, the Resistance will launch a stealth mission to transport refugees fleeing Earth’s hostile new world order to a fantastic alternate universe where bizarrely-uniformed men have forged their own, queer, libertine, Eden.
Obscured from prying eyes by clouds of mysterious dark matter, a new space colony will be built on a multitude of planets in a galaxy claimed as our own. Robotic space probes will explore the depths of space in order to expand the Resistance further with new life forms willing to join the cause.
Though not for everyone–the ship has limited capacity and the journey is not for the weak of heart (or imagination)–those who commit to the trip will be rewarded by the sights, sounds, and alien pleasures of a new, deliciously dark, Dionysian paradise."
Photos by BUNNYZ