To enhance your experience, may I suggest the following preparations:
Adorn yourself in festive garments. Anything suitable for a masquerade or carnival will do. I highly suggest a mask. For some experiences, anonymity can be advantageous.
Find yourself a dark space: Dim your lights; crawl into a shadowy crevice; descend into your family catacombs.
Light a candle.
Accept your invitation to the Masquerade.
Make yourself a drink. A glass of Amontillado would certainly be appropriate. For the true connoisseur, might I suggest this themed cocktail?
1 oz white rum
1 oz gold rum
1 oz Amontillado
1/2 oz cinnamon sample syrup
2 oz cranberry juice
2 dashes chocolate molé bitters
Comine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe. Garnish with an orange peel.
And then when you're ready, gather your courage and press play.