Things are kinda getting scary around here. Yeah, sure, Halloween happened but that’s not all. Mother Nature has been tricking us all! Where is our rain and cold days? If she keeps this up, I am going to have to call the Fashion Police on myself. I don’t know what to wear. It’s sweater(ish) weather in the morning but by lunchtime it’s so hot I can’t remember if it’s June or November. I’m tired of the tricks and ready for a treat. But until that day comes, you can let this week’s Boozie be your little happy.
And the winner is …
Halloween causes me panic. Like I’ve got to come up with the best costume to win the nonexistent costume contest that I have created. Yes, you read that right, and y’all know what I am talking about. We all know deep down when you plan out your Halloween costume you want to have the best, most creative outfit out there. Yeah, sure, you could go as a slutty nurse or a schoolgirl or even something as clever as a cat, but the real winners are those that really play the part.
Ugh, so like years past, I get where I am going and realize I’ve lost the costume contest again. And every year I try to remember the clever costumes so I can be clever next year but it never happens. Why would I think a witch would win anyway (eyeroll). Here were some of my favorites, slash, the costume contest winners.
Again this year the Dr. Pepper man was popular, as well as Star Wars, Nick Saban, Minions from “Despicable Me” and, well, the “Minions” movie, emojis, characters from the movie “Up” and, of course, cats. Meow. Another popular choice was Snapchat filters; those obliviously make for an easy option. Also spotted was a piñata (depending on your friends, this could be a very dangerous choice). Beyoncé was one of my favorites! This girl nailed the look and I swear she borrowed Beyoncé’s necklace from the music video “Formation,” though she claimed she got her stuff from Target.
I saw a bunch of Elevens. Of course no one was brave enough to go with the shaved head, but a few pulled off the blonde wigs just as good as Eleven did in Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Friday I saw a girl who had almost the same orange dress and looked the most like El, all the way down to the bloody nose and box of Eggos.
Next favorite was a couple dressed as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — which, I’m sure you’re thinking, wasn’t clever, everyone dressed up as that. But this couple switched it up: the girl was Donald and the guy was Hillary. I guess he really was “with her.”
Reviving in the Kitchen
As if downtown Mobile wasn’t already hopping enough from Halloween parties, let’s throw in a sold-out show at Soul Kitchen, where The Revivalists put on an amazing show last Friday.
All my spies had nothing but good things to say about The Revivalists. Those kinds of reviews makes me kick myself for not getting tickets in time. Hopefully there will be a next time, which I am willing to bet there will be. And when there is, I’m not dragging my feet, I am buying tickets as soon as they come on sale!
Delta Dogs’ Witches Ride was this past Sunday and it was the biggest ride yet. Witches (gals) and warlocks (guys) were asked to come out dressed in their witchy finery for a three-mile ride on their brooms, I mean bikes. Some witches love to decorate and it showed: one bike had a broom attached while another had a witch’s legs coming out of the basket.
Boozie’s favorite part was that one lady was smart enough to get the pedicab to do the pedaling for her. Maybe she put a spell on him. If Boozie doesn’t have a bike for the next witches ride, I am using her idea so I can sit back and sip on a magic potion.
Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or just some plain ol’ witch lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!