A decade before Wesley Snipes went bankrupt and the Marvel Cinematic Universe was thrust upon us, moviegoing audiences were treated to Blade.
The 1998 film, featuring a leathered-out, samurai sword-wielding Wesley Snipes as a half-vampire ninja out to rid the world of evil bloodsuckers (and Stephen Dorff), opens with a lowly human navigating an underground rave featuring the beats of electronic duo The Crystal Method when—much to his surprise—blood begins raining down from the ceiling.
Yes, our poor human has found himself in a vampire rave, and before you can say vampire chow he’s torn to pieces.
On Friday night, thousands of Blade fanatics descended upon New York City’s Terminal 5 for a Blood Rave. The collaboration between New York Comic Con and BBQ Films boasted a live performance by The Crystal Method, reenacted live-action sequences from the movie Blade, and sure enough, around midnight, a battalion of technicians armed with body-mounted sprayers soaked the crowd in synthetic blood. No sign of Wesley Snipes, sadly.
The Daily Beast’s Sara Sayed was there to capture all the bloody, dance-heavy mayhem. Check it out here: