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Special Holiday Party

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Thinking of the average Christmas party might conjure up images of red and green attire, mistletoe and eggnog — but ... Vikings? Not so much. Well, that is, unless you roll with Nasty Promotions. The now-infamous "Nasty" crew is presenting an alternative to the ordinary Xmas soiree with "A Very Horny Christmas," a Nordic-themed holiday bash that's set to go down Dec. 12 at the Visulite Theatre.

The event will feature live music by Iron Cordoba, "blood eggnog wrestling" from The Gore-A-Licious Girls, Mistress Collette's Brutal Holiday Torture, an appearance by the bearded man in red (Yes, Santa, and folks will get the chance to sit on his lap, too), a costume contest and more.

Tracie Nasta, mastermind of Nasty Productions, has been in the music/party biz for 11 years, bringing a variety of offbeat productions to Charlotte. Past parties have included '60s-, '70s-, and '80s-themed parties, as well as a white-trash-themed shindig, among others.

Iron Cordoba frequently invades Nasta's parties. Nasta explains that the group, which she is also a part of, always puts a spin on covers and their originals when they play to fit a specific theme. "They will change the words and make it more Christmas-like. Then, we're really known for our medleys, so we'll do a Christmas medley."

The show's flyer also boasts that it will unfold, "evil holiday sounds" by DJ Torch. Torch -- the founder of Single Cell Productions, which spawned the popular Purgatory events, among a number of other fetish- and industrial-music-driven events in the Q.C. -- is regularly a part of Nasta's parties.

"He's pretty much our resident party DJ. He kind of joined what we call 'the circus,' a long time ago," Nasta says. "He loves what we do and obviously with him being a promoter, like me, he gets to just have fun, instead of having to keep it organized and make sure everything's going right. There's no pressure. He gets to come out and be Torch and play music that fits whatever theme we're doing and just have fun, because he gets it."

And for folks who plan on attending the party, Nasta offers these costume tips: "Just dress viking-like, but look a little Christmas-like, whether you're wearing the horns and you have garland wrapped around them. We want the mix, but yes, some people will just dress viking-like and some people will just dress for the holidays. Combining the two just doesn't make any sense -- and that's what really makes it fun to see. People will get super creative about it, and it's really cool. That's what we like."

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