Inside the Wildly Erotic ‘Illuminati Ball’ New Year’s Eve Bash

This is a hell of a sexy way to enter 2019.

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Inspired by the legendary 1972 surrealist Illuminati Ball thrown by the Baron and Baroness de Rothschild in France, New York City got a taste of the secret society at the New Year’s Eve bash of the same title: The Illuminati Ball.

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And with tickets costing up to $400, the provocative party didn’t disappoint, with surreal eroticism, dark rituals, and a sensual and luxurious atmosphere.

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Held at the historic Weylin in Brooklyn, New York — a Victorian-era bank — the erotic fete took guests through an evening full of esoteric Illuminati-style rituals.

(Photo: The Illuminati Ball/Lester Tsai, 2018)

Those rituals included acts like faux human sacrifices, Illuminati “leaders” in ornate animal masks—to conceal identity and add a bit of sexy, unsettling mystery—eroticism, and pyrotechnics…all accompanied by multiple open bars which added to the fun.

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After picking out a mask from The Masking Room, partygoers in floor-length gowns and tuxedos were led to the Domed Ballroom, where they were welcomed by “Baron de Rothschild,” a.k.a. the Pig King, who wore a rococo pig mask adorned with the Mona Lisa on both sides. 

(Photo: The Illuminati Ball/Mark Shelby Perry, 2018)

Accompanying him was his pregnant wife, the “Baroness de Rothschild,” who at one point gave birth to a pig in a gimp mask.

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Throughout the night, different activities and performances took place in various rooms and floors of the building, with themed rituals for wealth, love, basic needs, fame, respect.

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“Wealth” was led in a room called they Bank Vault by the Pig King himself. Guests simply entered  the vault and grabbed as much money as they could hold.

(Photo: The Illuminati Ball/Lester Tsai, 2018)

But while the rituals were different, there was one consistent theme through the entire evening: Everything was incredibly sensual, a la Eyes Wide Shut.

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(Photo: The Illuminati Ball/Lester Tsai, 2018)

But don’t get me wrong — this definitely was not a sex party, and Cynthia von Buhler, the creator of the Illuminati Ball, wanted to make that very clear. There’s no real sex, but plenty of teasing and nudity. 

(Photo: The Illuminati Ball/Mark Shelby Perry, 2018)

After all, sometimes it’s sexier to leave a little bit to the imagination.

In the gallery above, check out some NSFW pictures of the Illuminati Ball, a.k.a. the sexiest New Year’s Eve party New York has ever seen.

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Zeynep Yenisey