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Eric Jx

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We have a gig at one of our regular places. We were talking about going as a biker gang.

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Last year we did a gig on Halloween that was at a huge dance hall with a costume contest, etc., so we learned Thriller, I Always Fell Like Somebody's Watching Me, and Ghostbusters (all 80s, of course). We played them for about a month or 2 around halloween but haven't played them for a while. We were talking the other day that we should bust them back out. Shouldn't be too tough to blow out the cob webs and get them back up to speed.

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Is anybody preparing any special covers for a halloween gig?

 

I have an orchestra gig on Halloween, typical orchestral "halloween" music like Danse Macabre, Alfred Hitchcock theme etc.

 

Any cool costume ideas?

 

In the early 90s I had another orchestra show. I went as Hannibal Lecter. I had the stagehands put me on a dolly and roll me out on stage with the mask on. :thu: I don't know if enough people in 2010 would understand the reference.

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we play the standard "Witchcraft". I wanted to dress as a suicide bomber but the band vetoed this. Damn jazz trio.

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I have one with my jazz trio ... but I think we'll just go as "musicians", as Kevin said. Although we briefly talked about dressing as Larry, Curly, and Moe in painter's uniforms. :)

 

No special setlist alterations planned, either ...

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What, nobody's doing "Monster Mash"? :P

 

When I was in dance bands, we always did that for Halloween. We also did Spooky, and it seems like there were a few others, but for the life of me I can't seem to remember what they were right this second.

 

We don't really do stuff like that in the Santana Tribute Band. Too bad, actually, I sort of enjoyed the cheesier stuff. :D

 

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We usually play for a masquerade ball at a private club in Portsmouth (the 100 Club).

 

I usually don't go in costume - most costumes are too restrictive to play keys/sax all night. Last year my drummer showed up as a mime - and didn't break character all night - set-up, gig, and take-down. Usually a silent drummer is a blessing, but this guy is really a lot of fun, so it was a bit weird. Eventually we figured out it was open season on "drummer jokes" so we had some fun.

Tunes: we dust off "Spooky", and usually have some of the other Hallowe'en music on CD during the (short) breaks.

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Some friends of mine that are ALMOST as old as I am have a band and are playing a gig on Halloween, so I'll be going there to hang out for the night.

 

I usually like to take a ride by the "downtown" bars where all the Penn State students hang to check out the costumes. A LOT of the girls dress up as "ladies of the night" and you can't beat the scenery. :cop:

 

I know, dirty old man you say? Let me say that I AM NOT DIRTY. :D

 

 

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What, nobody's doing "Monster Mash"? :P

 

When I was in dance bands, we always did that for Halloween. We also did Spooky, ...

The covers band I'm playing a gig with on the 23rd is doing 'the Mash'... I like 'Spooky'. I like the remake of it that Atlanta Rhythm Section did. IIRC, I heard they recorded the original version too, but under a different band name or something. The later (70's?) version has a nice Rhodes solo on it as opposed to just guitar on the original.

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The Classics Four did the original version of Spooky, but I don't know if any of the guys in the Atlanta Rhythm section were in that band. IIRC, the Classics Four version had a sax solo.

 

 

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Oingo Boingo, Dead Man's Party. Creepy expressions on their faces in that video, totally excellent.

 

Me, I'm just playing a couple church gigs, which should be interesting. Or not at all.

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A number of years ago, my band did a gig and we dressed up as the village people. It was great. I was the hard hat guy. We called our selves the 'Value Village People' for that night (for those that don't know 'Value Village' is a thrift store where one can get used clothes, and is a really popular place to buy and put together Hallowe'en costumes).

 

We played thriller that night, and it went over HUGE!!!

 

The band I am now in has two gigs over Hallowe'en weekend, but it is difficult to get these guys to dress up...

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