The Original Contemporary Art Party

But how can it possibly be louder than hairy chested drag queens, titty tassels, men dressed as panda bears and threats of ball yanking?

Last year the Power Ball theme was “DECADENCE”. Way before any wafts of recession we were flying high on booze, drugs, sex and over the top costumes that showed off our cleavage and rump.

It’s hard to beat such an opulent theme and no one wants to go to a party called “WE SO POOR, WE CAN’T BUY ART”. What to do? CRANK IT UP, RAISE THE ROOF AND MAKE SOME NOISE – it’s One Louder is the theme and we can’t wait to shake it to the base beat and straddle the woofer.

"Powerball 11 will have an open bar, open flames, roller girls, smashed cars to make out in, a hot tub, rolling man-caves, jacked-up women, boulders and dry ice,” says Clint Roenisch, co-chair of Power Ball 11 and one of the city’s leading young art dealers. “The party will go to eleven like the amps in Spinal Tap. It will be a bush party of the most cultivated order. Lumberjack shirts and Louboutins. That’s going to be Powerball 11, a party to threaten marriages.”

A party to threaten marriages? HOLY FUCK – what’s going to go down? Should we roll in paint before attending? Are we going to lose our shit and make ten enemies within three hours? When you say louder – we get excited and our therapist gets concerned.

Getting in the mood – we’re BLASTING DJ KOOL – LET ME CLEAR MY THROAT. When the volume goes up…we simply lose control. (Not going to lie…kind of nervous)

If there was ever a time to support artists in the community – it’s now. And if there is a party to attend in this city, this is it.
Power Ball 11 will be held on May 28, 2009, 8:30 p.m. at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets are $160.00 ($150.00 for members) and can be purchased through the Harbourfront Centre box office (416.973.4000) or online at Dress code: One Louder (anything goes!)