Creative party throwers are luring the masses to ever more extraordinary locations with the help of social media.
In New York City, events by You Are So Lucky are part rager, part performance art: the group once bused 1,500 revelers to a deserted manor for a Felliniesque night of opera, dancing, and champagne aplenty.
We Are the Oracle throws themed soirées in Paris, like a Downton Abbey–inspired fête in the abandoned Rothschild mansion or a masquerade ball in the catacombs.
And in spite of a Fight Club–worthy commitment to secrecy, Hong Kong–based Bunker draws crowds for all-night raves. Partygoers can enjoy laser shows and fire-swallowing acts in a rural ghost town or, fittingly, a crumbling World War II bunker.