Party On! Rasputin's Equestrian Manor Re-Opens

In November, we wrote about an opulent party house in Chandler called Rasputin's Equestrian Manor, where partygoers enjoyed an "anything goes" atmosphere. The unlicensed "private club" was operating out of a residential estate, and closed in December amidst accusations from the property owner that organizers of the Manor stiffed her on rent and vandalized the property.

Apparently, some members of the self-styled "Family" that ran Rasputin's have made amends with property owner Tanya Rathjen and once again occupy the estate. Tap Reeve, the former head of the "Family," is not involved, and the current organizers of events at Rasputin's say they plan to keep it that way.

Rasputin's Equestrian Manor held its grand re-opening event on February 21, with a weekly psychedelic rave called "Black Light Mass." That event, which encourages partygoers to paint their faces like "Day of the Dead" dolls and shake their booties, will take place every Sunday at the manor. Also planned for this weekend is a Saturday shindig where patrons can eat sushi off the bodies of naked women.

For more information on upcoming events at the Manor, visit their MySpace.

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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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