MANIA - The ABBA Tribute (Formerly ABBA MANIA)
October 22, 2022
Middletown, New York
The Paramount Theatre
We performed again in a town and venue we had never played before. With my sightseeing memories from Warren, Ohio, still fresh in my mind, I set out early this morning for a walk. The weather was beautiful, but the scenery was nowhere near as attractive. However, they did have a lovely and clean skate park in the middle of town, which brought back many memories of my youth.
I have found when touring the North East that you can find a significant number of very old, weather-beaten houses in need of repair. Perhaps at any other time of the year, this might seem unattractive. However, October is my favorite month, fall is my favorite season, and Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I am drawn to them.
So, while we are on the subject of Halloween, the movie by the same name is my all-time favorite Halloween movie and franchise, along with Phantasm.
I was walking around town today with Halloween on my mind when I turned a corner and came in direct contact with a house resembling the one in the original Halloween movie by John Carpenter, but this was not fake. In all honesty, shivers went up my spine, and I stood there for about 10 minutes looking at it. I wanted to knock on the door but eventually came to my senses and walked on down the sidewalk, looking back ever so often to make sure someone or something was not following me.
On a less frightening note, our show was a blast. In fact, they may have been our best audience yet. Everyone was highly energetic, dancing in the aisles and applauding and screaming throughout the show. They were something else, and their energy helped all of us give a fantastic performance. Oh, and I was relieved to see that Michael Myers was not in the audience. Happy Halloween.