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Trick Or Beats Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary with Two-Day EDM Halloween Festival

You've done the impossible: You've created a sexy Rick Scott costume. But you're still not sure where to show off your relevant getup this Halloween.

You can be whatever you want in Boca at the "biggest costume party in South Florida." Yes, Trick or Beats is back, but instead of being one night at Club Cinema, it's celebrating its five-year anniversary with a full-fledged two-day EDM festival.

Packing 13 DJs, a ton of costumed performers, and host Lil John into the Sunset Cove Amphitheater for something much bigger, bolder, and a whole lot more fun.

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"Because it did so well in the past, (founder) Nelson Avalo said 'let's take it to the next stage,'" says event coordinator Melissa Johnson. "This is the first of many though. It's turning out to be a really fabulous event."

Why so fabulous? It starts with the stacked line-up, headlined by big-room ready Borgeous and backed by every major area DJ from Caked Up to Herobust, Brass Knuckles, and more. Host Lil John will be on turn up duty from start to finish, as only the Hotlanta superstar can. (Everyone who wants to spend Halloween with Lil John say "YEAAAHHH.")

Besides the booming bass, renowned performance artist Wild Child and his crew will run amok throughout the space. He'll be joined by tons of costumed performers, contortionists, stilt walking models, and more. Plus, he's taking control of the decorations, which we hear are going to be dark, adventurous, and "really spooky."

Trick or Beats is still an all-ages event, but with sponsorships from Miller Lite, Bud Light, and Heineken, there's sure to be tons of booze around. Those of age can fill up at one of four bars scattered around the premises, and if you're feeling fancy, splurge for the VIP ticket. High rollers get the best seat in the house under the central VIP tent, and because it's sponsored by Miami's Club E11even, you also get full bottle and table liquor services.

Come ready to get down all night long both Friday and Saturday, and definitely be dressed to impress for your shot at winning $500 in the costume contest -- that's $500 for a male and $500 for a female. We suggest coupling up and hoarding all the winnings for yourself.

"It's bringing Miami to Boca," Johnson says. "Boca needs to wake up, so we're shaking it."

Trick or Beats Festival with Borgeous, Lil John, and more. Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton. All ages. The party starts at 5 p.m. Friday, and tickets cost $55 to $5,000 plus fees via Visit

Follow Kat Bein on Twitter @KatSaysKill.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.

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