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Black Sunday at Bella Rose
Sundays might be a day of rest and reflection for the general population, but promoter Alexis Mincollaand friends aren't exactly holy rollers. His devotees are among the most dedicated night crawlers. Soin early 2009, Mincolla begat Black Sunday at Bella Rose, a weekly party that seemed to start asmore-or-less standard electro-hipster fare and morphed into something much more darkly decadent. Astime went on, each happening took on performance-art proportions, with Mincolla and companystaging elaborate fake murders of various scene personalities, and documenting the schadenfreude andbloody chaos in copious photos. The faux-crime-scene documentation would then be displayed in littleflipbook-stylelipbook-style videos that were so realistic and provocative they were temporarily banned fromFacebook. Well, who said nightlife was supposed to be conservative?Still, something so in-your-faceis unlikely to last long, and although there was no big implosion for Black Sunday, it disappeared.Several key figures left Miami, with Mincolla heading to the Big Apple to helm a new health-drinkproject, Prometheus Springs. There has been a happy reincarnation, though. Mincolla's minions haveorganized into a collective now known as the Overthrow, whose creative chaos can't be contained byone lousy little school night.