My Halloween weekend

Posted by blatantblithe on December 15, 2013 Blog posts | Latest posts | | One comment

(this post was originally written a month ago, and even though it’s too old to be relevant, I didn’t want to trash it!)

I adore Halloween; after Christmas, it’s my favourite holiday, and I love making a fuss with decorations and costumes!  However, I seem to be in the minority here, as most of the people I know are ambivalent about Halloween.  This means I often end up not really doing much for Halloween other than staying in watching old ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episodes.  This year I’d planned to have a fun Halloween weekend partying with my friends, and although it didn’t turn out very halloweeny, it was still loads of fun.

On the Friday night I had my friends over for a little house party, and we ate Halloween themed food, played drinking games, and watched a load of ridiculous videos on YouTube.  It was so much fun!

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Halloween snacks!

That evening, I performed at the Jack Murphy’s Halloween Gig with some local acts, and brought along a group of friends to go out partying afterwards.  In the planning stages, we were all supposed to go out dancing that evening in creative fancy dress costumes, but sadly a few people ended up dropping out and still others didn’t want to dress up, so the rest of us ended up going as generic women’s Halloween costumes – I was a cat, Lisa was a fairy, and Kirsty was a devil.  We didn’t even take photos of each other’s costumes!

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Halloween selfie!

 

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Daf dressed as a sexy IT technician, even though it’s not fancy dress if it’s something you wear every day 😛  He later found a Simon Cowell mask, which we all agreed was very frightening.

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I was disappointed with the costumes we ended up choosing, as I had some great ideas that I wanted us all to get involved in (Buzzfeed comes into its own when it comes to costume idea posts!), but we had a good time at least.  There were some amazing costumes in the audience at Jack Murphy’s – I got particularly excited to see The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus!

The gig itself went really well, and was actually one of the best I’ve played for a long time!  My set went well and the crowd were really enthusiastic.  The headlining act No Obligation were awesome and played a lively set, although it was somewhat unnerving to see a man in the audience dressed as The Crow singing along to ‘Love The Way You Lie’, ha.

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After the gig ended, we went to Popworld for the rest of the evening where we danced to such late 90s gems as PJ & Duncan, B*Witched, Vengaboys, and R Kelly (“It’s like Murder She Wrote, the way I’ma get you out them clothes…” … is Murder She Wrote a particularly sexually-charged programme?!).  It was so good! We left at about 2am, all now dressed as “sweaty person with less costume on than they used to have” (H/T), had a McDonalds, shared a taxi home with a stranger in a banana costume, and slumped on the sofas at home looking something like this:

(Kirsty was the cat that’s passed out)

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