Bill was being a bit odd this morning, kinda pacey and jumpy. He had to go to his sister’s house to pick up an air compressor so that he could work on some Halloween costumes for himself and Kati that afternoon. (Planned on going as Beans and something or other, don’t ask me! Freaks!) Wasn’t sure if he wanted me to accompany him or not, but I jumped into the shower and went for the trip anyway. Odd.
Had a really nice drive, Bill also stopped off at another Mall to take me to the Sanrio shop. Hoorah for Hello Kitty!
Picked up a sandwich from Grant Central and lounged about watching American Beauty while Vile lost it trying to get the Halloween Costumes together. *giggle*
The problem was that he had to spray paint a design onto some foam costumes but the air gun he bought didn’t have the right nozzle to attach to his sister’s compressor. AGH!
We headed down to the StarBar to have one last ditch attempt at getting Bill sorted out with working equipment. Everything was frantic down there, everyone was running around involved in many hurried last minute preparations for the evening’s activities.
Saw the Haunted House still being created across the road at the 9 Lives Saloon. A huge Godzilla was being given the UV paint treatment. Looked like he needed to see a dentist quite urgently.
Managed to arrange to borrow a different air gun for an hour and raced back to the house so Vile could have another bash at creativity. No go though, he had to give up and call it a day. Heh, he was quite concerned as to what Kati was going to say when she got back from work.
Returned the borrowed stuff, and took a mosey around Junkman’s Daughter in Little 5 Points. Got Kati some bones to go with her reserve Halloween costume (cave woman) so she could make a necklace, tie them in her hair or something. Came back and arranged our pumpkins on the front lawn with some tombstones and spooky flashing eyes. Set out some Halloween candy in a bowl by the doorstep and then popped across the road to get a friend’s dog so that he could play with Loretta and Quince and not get spooked by being alone in the house if any trick or treaters came around.
However, while we were gone Kati arrived home just before a pack of kids descended on the house. She opened the door to find the kids nabbing all the sweets that they could carry, and was unable to stop Loretta and Quince racing off into the street in search of some gnawing.
Bill’s winning warty pumpkin from last night, I actually chose his pumpkin for him, so it’s all credit to me really!
Bill and I returned to find mayhem, screaming kids, excited doggys and abandoned candy all over the place. *giggle*
Gus went happily off to play with Bill’s dogs and Bill and I sat out on the front porch drinking and waiting to see if any other kids showed up. Bill dug out an executioner’s hood and axe and waved it around while trying to figure out what to wear himself that evening.
We had a couple more visits from trick or treaters. Disappointed in the lack of costumes though. Hee, one car drove up and two kids emerged and came up to us. They didn’t look too dressed up, except one seemed to have
a wig on. Bill asked the kid what he was dressed as. The response came with a grin – “”a gangsta!””
Got changed to go out into my (not very) scary pink butterfly costume and Bill ended up as a caveman to Kati’s cavewoman, and then we headed out.
Very odd arriving for a night out at a bar at the time we’d usually be getting kicked out in England!
Got to the StarBar, got our wrist bands there, then headed over to the 9 Lives Saloon to see Gargantua play when diaster struck. No one had warned me I’d need ID to get into any bar in the States! AGH! Bill had to drive me back to the house to pick up my Drivers License. Felt very silly. Sorry Bill!
By the time we got back there was no parking anywhere it seemed and we had to cruise around for ages before we managed to find a spot. Walked back to the bar arm in arm and to be honest didn’t mind too much that we had missed some of the night. Had a nice time anyway.
Finally got let into the 9 Lives Saloon and we had a mosey around the spooky house where we were indeed “attacked by giant Japanese monsters in a 3-D haunted jungle.” It was kinda cool, and such a transformation from what I’d seen earlier in the day. 3D glasses were provided to complete the effect. I took my coat off and was most impressed by all my uv chaos clamouring for attention in there too.
Did actually make it back in time to see Gargantua, then raced back over the road to watch Greasepaint perform afterwards.
Got dragged into the StarBar photo booth by Bill. Yay!
Bill made me stand right at the very front and I almost managed to set the stage alight by accident, ooops! Had a great time and ended up with a Greasepaint lollipop and a balloon animal. The clowns weren’t as scary as Vile had made out, but then maybe I just couldn’t understand half of what they were saying?! It was great.
Shame Red couldn’t make it, we had a fantastic night.
Returned home, Kati crashed and Bill and I sat and watched another movie. Though I can’t remember what on earth it was now! Sat out on the porch and chilled til early morning.
And so ended my first proper celebration of Halloween.