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Black X Mass: At the First Satanic Church party, there's music, burlesque...
SF Chronicle ^ | 12/21/06 | Tony DuShane

Posted on 12/21/2006 9:12:38 PM PST by TFFKAMM

Black X Mass has been a San Francisco tradition since 1997. Over the years the audience has ranged from people who don't celebrate Christmas, to those who want to detox from a day of heavy dysfunction with their celebrating relatives and contemplate the possibility that they were adopted, to people who have recently moved to San Francisco and have no local family with whom to celebrate.

Black X Mass is presented by the First Satanic Church and its founder and high priestess, Karla LaVey.

"It's basically a variety show. There are outlandish acts that are really good musically. There's a lot of burlesque," LaVey says. "It's all crazy, wild and I guess a lot of people might call it sinful. Everyone has a good time and leaves in a better mood. All are invited to join the festivities. "

In fact, some people who met at earlier Black X Mass gatherings later got married, LaVey says. "They met, they looked at each other and thought, 'This is so nuts, if we could withstand this, we should be together forever.' "

LaVey's father, Anton LaVey, is known for many things, including writing "The Satanic Bible." He died in 1997, and Karla carries on his legacy as a presenter of great entertainment.

Anton LaVey had many famous friends, and as his daughter grew up, there were parties at their house where magicians, filmmakers and musicians would perform in the living room, she says. Even her father was a performer. "He was always known for being a showman, and he was really a great entertainer and musician," she says....

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Philosophy; US: California
KEYWORDS: christmas; happyholidays; hipsterdoofus; partyatpelosisplace; sanfrancisco; sanfranciscovalues; satan; satanclaus; satanism

You can expect to see (from left) Monkeyman, Karla LaVey and Stoo Odom in high spirits on Monday during Black X Mass festivities at the Elbo Room in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of piratecatradio.com

1 posted on 12/21/2006 9:12:39 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM
LaVey's father, Anton LaVey, is known for many things, including writing "The Satanic Bible." He died in 1997...

Well, one may assume he's home now...

2 posted on 12/21/2006 9:15:03 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
How's this for a strange Xmas?


3 posted on 12/21/2006 9:39:12 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Making every thread a Star Wars thread, one post at a time!!!)
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To: TFFKAMM
Once again this year I will not be attending this event. Just for the record.
4 posted on 12/21/2006 10:05:55 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: TFFKAMM

John Kerry Meets Satanist Anton LaVey

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_kerry_meets_lavey.htm


5 posted on 12/21/2006 10:07:43 PM PST by Greystoke
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To: TFFKAMM; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
o/~ Give me that old-time religion... o/~


6 posted on 12/21/2006 10:09:08 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("I smell bagels.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Where is the "big one" when you need it?


7 posted on 12/21/2006 10:11:48 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
Where is the "big one" when you need it?

I believe it's at #19.

8 posted on 12/21/2006 10:14:26 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("I smell bagels.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

YIKES!!


9 posted on 12/21/2006 10:15:55 PM PST by pissant
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To: Tamar1973

10 posted on 12/21/2006 10:28:31 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: Slings and Arrows

Duck Fadar, #20 is my favourite. LoL!


11 posted on 12/21/2006 10:32:26 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Making every thread a Star Wars thread, one post at a time!!!)
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To: TFFKAMM
"...to those who want to detox from a day of heavy dysfunction with their celebrating relatives and contemplate the possibility that they were adopted..."

Perhaps such an existence is common place in San Fran but I doubt many Americans share this view of either the holiday or their loved ones.
12 posted on 12/21/2006 10:47:06 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead (Live free or die trying - Merry Christmas Y'all)
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To: TFFKAMM

"The elves are dressed in leather/and the angels are in chains...the sugar plums are rancid and the stockings are in flame..."


13 posted on 12/21/2006 10:56:59 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Tamar1973
The Dark Side is powerful in ducks.
14 posted on 12/21/2006 10:57:00 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("I smell bagels.")
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To: TFFKAMM
Anton Szandor LaVey

Want to read the rest? Change the number in the URL from 01 all the way up to 16. The only exception is pages 8 and 9. They are on peace_symbols_08_09.jpg together.

I can't believe people still follow this clown's ideology.
15 posted on 12/21/2006 10:57:03 PM PST by kevin_in_so_cal (http://www.boycottmadeinchina.org - http://www.olympicwatch.org)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

16 posted on 12/21/2006 11:00:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("I smell bagels.")
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To: rogue yam

i guess you could say people are staying away from this event in droves...


17 posted on 12/21/2006 11:38:21 PM PST by sten
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To: Slings and Arrows
I think I remember stuffing a dollar in her drawers.
18 posted on 12/21/2006 11:48:26 PM PST by OSHA (She was so ugly that I roofied myself!)
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To: TFFKAMM

If they are so "Satanic," why do they need a church???


19 posted on 12/22/2006 5:12:58 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: TFFKAMM

Just goes to show ya... the world is filled with dumbasses...

20 posted on 12/22/2006 5:40:16 AM PST by Kenton (All vices in moderation. I don't want to overdo any but I don't want to skip any either.)
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To: Greystoke

I wouldn't care if an elected official wanted to take his oath on LaVey's Satanic Bible...


21 posted on 12/22/2006 8:27:53 AM PST by Revenge of Sith
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To: TFFKAMM

Nancy Pelosi going to be mistress of ceremonies?


22 posted on 12/22/2006 10:25:05 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Greystoke

"John Kerry Meets Satanist Anton LaVey"

Of course that's fake, LaVey had some standards.


23 posted on 12/22/2006 10:28:47 AM PST by exile (Mrs. Exile - "Yes you're the greatest husband ever, now put on some pants")
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To: TFFKAMM

"Everyone has a good time and leaves in a better mood"... knowing that they are going to Hell.


24 posted on 12/22/2006 9:53:29 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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