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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
One of the reasons I don’t dress up for Halloween is, frankly, it seems like a lot of work for minimal payoff. Costumes can be uncomfortable, they rarely work with the wet weather we get around these parts during this time of year, and, like bridesmaid dresses, you can’t really ever wear them again, no matter what you tell yourself in the fever of the moment.
However, I could be persuaded to change my mind on all those points for the right amount of cash. If my costume could pay my rent, well, that’s a different story.
For that kind of costume contest payout, one must hie thyself to one of the area’s large gaming establishments, in this case, the Silver Reef Casino Resort, which will be the site of a Sat., Oct. 26 Halloween Bash with music by Spaceband, who will dress as Spaceband in costumes (actually, I’m not sure on the costumes point. They might just dress as Spaceband).
What you will dress as remains a mystery, but it had better be something hugely creative and jaw-dropping to score the $750 grand prize in the casino’s costume contest. A costume slightly less impressive could yield you $500, while a still-respectable third place comes with a $250 purse. Since $250 isn’t nearly enough money to pay anyone’s rent in the current Bellingham housing market, it is then your duty to blow all of that money on penny slots and buffet meals.
At least, that’s what I would do. If I dressed up, and was third-place good at it.
Entry to the Halloween Bash is free, it happens in the Event Center and you can still go to the buffet and play penny slots even if you don’t win a dime.
Now that I’ve given the matter some thought, I realize that I’m far too lazy to come up even an idea for a prize-winning costume, much less bring it into the realm of reality. However, I would very much like to judge a costume contest, so get at me, Silver Reef. Put me and my opinions to work.
Time to change the subject to something unrelated to Halloween or allowing me to stand in judgment of others.
The Business, the purposefully low-key Anacortes record store that represents not only that town’s musical present but also its storied past, announced in its typically fanfare-less way that the store will appear in a limited-run coffee-table book that will make its debut as part of Black Friday Record Store Day. The book is called The Best Record Stores in the United States and the Business is included because it is one of those. If you’d like a copy of the book, let the Business know and they’ll attempt to secure you one (since it’s a Record Store Day release, all they can do is order it and see what happens). And be sure and spend some of your costume-contest winnings on records. They don’t expire on Nov. 1.