Happy Halloween weekend! Yes, I realize Halloween isn't until Wednesday--but is there any worse day for a Holiday than a Wednesday? You can't really push it to one weekend or the other... I hope everyone has awesome plans for celebrating. The Boston bunch have several parties, dances, and Salem Witch Hunting extravaganzas planned in the next few days... we've been hard at work getting our costumes together.
Today's Flashback Friday is brought to you by the letters N, Y, and C. Last year, I used some frequent flyer miles to take a hop, skip, and super quick trip to visit Melissa and Michele in New York. In purusing my blog archives, I discovered that I actually never even blogged about this trip. Crazy huh? Especially given my propensity for Weekend Updates.
A little background: My girlfriends and I are a little obsessed with being goth. I don't know why, but the yearly tradition started years ago when Krista and I were living in Southridge and continued for the next five or so years. (Please note: my actual fascination with dressing goth began Halloween 1998 when Alaina and I threw a Goth Party for Halloween. We had roughly 60+ Seminary kids show up.... along with the cops. I tried to get a photo of that party--maybe Alaina can help me out?)
Okay, back to NYC. I flew in, and brought the makings of some goth costumes with me. The M's made pretty good Goth Angels. You can't tell, but under my sweet foam collar (more on that below), I'm wearing an "Everyone loves a Goth Girl" shirt. Okay, not really, but it would have been sa-weet!
Two Goths wait for the 1 Train Downtown to the Manhattan Temple for the YSA Stake Dance we were to attend.
See the collar I'm wearing? I've owned it since 2002 and worn it every year since then. Trying to Halloween shop in Provo is a nightmare, at Walmart, at DI, at Savers... it doesn't matter where you go, everything's been clean picked. But guess which luckiest lucky found this sweet goth collar? Perhaps the best (and longest lasting) $3 I ever spent.
In between our double night Goth Adventures, we spent the day doing what we do best--shopping, eating, and Broadway Ticket Lottery Winning. After we ALL won tickets (so many we had to turn them down and say we didn't need them!), we had a bit until our show started. We plopped down in the Applebee's in Times Square (don't judge us for eating chains, we all wanted a refillable Cherry Coke), and it immediately began to pour cats and dogs. Seriously, I've never seen it rain that hard. Anywhere. (And it rains every time I'm in NYC.) Two minutes after this photo was taken, the rain intensified four-fold, and there was literally no one--no cars, no tourists, no eight-person bikes to be seen. It was wild.
We won tickets to see "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." OH. MY. GOSH. This is the funniest Broadway show I have seen. Literally, it's hysterical. I laughed and laughed and laughed. Our lotto tickets put us literally at the actor's feet--in fact I got touched several times. As I'm prone to do (see: when I have to go, I have to go), the Cherry Cokes from our extended lunch worked their way through my fragile system.
THE SPELLING BEE HAS NO INTERMISSION! Argh. I created quite the ruckus when I left mid-show to attend the bathroom. Especially since all three of us looked pretty terrible--we'd made the choice to neglect doing anything to our goth-ratted hair and darked eyebrows, eyes, and faces. Awesome. GO SEE THIS SHOW.
(To my sisters, sister-cousin, and Mom who all frequent this reading. Consider saving $20 and seeing this show with me next month when we're there. It's better than another shirt at H&M, I promise. Just think about it.)
Happy Weekend all. Stay tuned for photos and recaps of the wild-about happenings of a Boston-based Halloween, Krista's visit to the New World, and maybe a little trip to see a witch burn.