Ok, Best Halloween Ever.
This year the "real" DNA halloween party was on Saturday, Nov 1, and it was just great. Those nutty kids from the Spectacular Spectacular crew put together an absolutely hilarious 50s-horror-movie themed vaudeville show. Zombies, vampires, wolf-girls, oh my. They also passed out many "tomatoes" (red and yellow plastic balls with felt leaves glued to them) with which the audience could express their opinions about the acts. There were many fabulous costumes. The evening is mostly a blur, though I understand my evil twin had a really good time.
Monday we had a live show with Genitorturers, Hanzel und Gretyl, and Blue Period, which was also a great time (See photographic evidence.) I've been a fan of both Hanzel und Gretyl and Blue Period for years (and they've both played here before, in July 2003 and Aug 2002, respectively) so it was great getting to see them again. I hadn't seen Genitorturers before, but they put on a very entertaining show: lots of costume changes, bizarre characters coming out on stage throughout the night, and of course, the requisite bait-and-tackle show. They have a very devoted fan-base: it looked like the whole front row knew all the words to every song.
But I must warn you against ever accepting a lollypop from these people. Let's just leave it at that.