MANIA - The ABBA Tribute (Formerly ABBA MANIA)
October 31, 2022 - HALLOWEEN
The Flynn Center for The Performing Arts
Halloween. My favorite holiday of the year, and October is my favorite month. As those who know me will attest, I am still a big kid at heart. While naturally, celebrating Halloween changes as the years and seasons of your life go by, I still do my best to honor it as best as I can every year.
So I have been down in the dumps, for we have Halloween off, and no one has made any plans nor seemed very interested in doing anything. I figured I would spend Halloween in my hotel room watching horror movies, which would have been OK, but I longed for something more. As luck would have it, the Halloween spirits were on my side, and I struck Gold.
We aren’t in town long when I find out that the last date of The 47th Anniversary Rocky Horror Picture Show Tour with Barry Bostwick will be playing tonight at the same theater we are playing at tomorrow night!! O.M.G. For me, the only thing better than The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween is Alice Cooper.
I saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time when I was 17 years old and immediately became hooked for life. It was a massive part of my life for many years. I still participate when I have the chance, and I have always been a memorabilia collector. So to have the opportunity to see Rocky on Halloween by chance and meet Barry Bostwick is unchartably cool in my book.
No one else was interested in going, so I went alone after a long day of walking around the beautiful lake here in Burlington, Vermont. The theater was sold out, and everyone was in costume. They had a huge costume contest, Barry was an incredibly cool guy, and I had a helluva good time. Soooo many memories came rushing back. I hated for the evening to come to an end.
So how do I top off my evening? Go back to my hotel room, turn the lights off, turn on my IPad and watch John Carpenter's Halloween. When the movie was over, I turned the lights out and fell into a restless, haunted sleep. Don’t dream it…be it