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Halloween Memories

After a short trip to Sardinia (when I’m there, I never have enough time!), I’m here to talk about art again.

Well, then... Halloween! 

I have many nice memories about the 31st of October, and today I’d like to share one of them with you. 

When I was around sixteen, as I already wrote in one of my previous posts, I used to sing in a (sort of) band, which was initially composed by me and one of my best friends.

We had been playing and composing together for a year when we decided that it was time to show our friends what we could do (which wasn’t very much, really...). We thought that Halloween would be the perfect day to do that: we would throw a Halloween party in my place and wear some costumes in order to create the characters that would become the members of our band. It was perfect!

If I remember well, we had a five-song setlist composed of original songs and covers, and we were pretty happy about the selection. We rehearsed for a week or so, and I must say that we weren’t particularly anxious about the performance, probably because we thought we were pretty good.

Anyway, on the day of the concert, at 5 or 6 pm,  the guests arrived (only ten people because we weren’t the most social people around)). We all ate and drank while chatting at the rhythm of David Bowie’s Scary Monsters, Disintegration by The Cure and other New Wave albums for a couple of hours.

At around 8, I and my best friend decided it was time to play some memorable music, so we grabbed our very cheap guitars and started to play in front of our friends. I remember I felt fantastic, all the eyes upon us and my voice reverberating in the small living room.

Also, our friends were very nice, and after we finished playing, everybody congratulated us for the show.

I felt it was one of the best days of my life.

Now, I’d like my story to finish like this but, unfortunately, someone recorded our performance (probably, my father), so after everybody went back home, my best friend included, I had a look at our amazing show and... I saw the scariest thing ever!

I think I wasn’t able to sleep that night...


Thanks for reading and... Happy Halloween!


Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

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