by Angeliska on November 3, 2009
Our Halloween began at twilight, as the last meager trickle of trickertreaters
drifted off, leaving us well stocked with gummi body parts + mini almond joys
for life. Or at least a little while, knowing the sweet-tooth of certain fellas in these
parts! We headed down to The Eastside Showroom to partake in their special
Death Warmed Over Menu, which was fantastic. We had the jack o’ lantern stew
and candycorn parfaits. If you’ve not been yet, I suggest you hustle! It’s my new
favorite spot for a fancy moment with friends. Wonderful food, and incredible
ambiance – complete with silent films flickering, Polish film posters, metal sculpture
and super-gorgeous and sweet staff! Austin’s Eastside restaurant scene has really
stepped up its game recently, with the additions of this gem, as well as my beloved
Justine’s 1937 and The Good Knight. I am so incredibly pleased by my fabulous evening
options! I recommend them all very highly if you love fine food and curious cocktails.
Sienna la Bruja! For various reasons I’ll elaborate on at some point soon,
we had to nix our planned trip to New Orleans. Sienna is another NOLA expat,
and we commiserated on our homesickness, though I’d say we tore it up in Texas
pretty damn well! Soulmates were met in the forest, fires conjured, and mayhem
ensued despite the cold, inadequate music, and general asshattery we encountered.
Unfortunately, all my photos from that portion of the night mysteriously vanished!
Luckily, I was using two cameras, and the first batch is pretty choice, thank heavens.
Frannie sips a mysterious beverage made with dry ice absinthe and lemonade,
garnished with a blacks spider. The absinthe-soaked lychee eyeball floating at
the bottom was just beyond! I have a new favorite food. That’s all I want to eat
from now on, okay? That, and ghost-cheese ravioli. Also, persimmons!
Chad the sexy wolf-child, with just a touch of gangrene! Ooh la – watch out!
Colin was an undead Oddfellow, wearing all authentic regalia found guess where?
The hoodwink and golden fishscale leggings and matching helmet are all so fine,
not to mention the man himself – who not only looked amazing, but also saved the
day when a powerful meeting of the minds caused my unicorn horn to spontaneously
shatter. It was just like in Legend! I thought the horn was made of plastic, but no!
It was actually glass, oops. Costume disaster was averted by my extremely talented
honey, who fashioned me a replacement out of tinfoil. He is a sexy genius.
I was so happy in my unicorn ensemble, that I really didn’t want to take it off
at 5am when it was high time for lullabies. I think I achieved my 7 year old
self’s fantasy ideal, though last year’s costume did set the bar rather high.
The sweater was a lucky New Bohemia find, worn as a shrug for the night.
The makeup was so fun to do, I wish I’d gotten a better picture of it.
Please ignore the falling off eyelash, and focus instead on the little pastel stars!
I met White Birdwoman in the lavatory, and fell in love with her magic mask,
which brought to mind one of my favorite series, The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge.
Ronnie was the first (but not the last!) Harajuku Girl I saw that night.
A very cute Jack and Sally.
Cassie = Bob Dylan
David, the Forest Prince
The next night, we went to see Gogol Bordello, which more than made up
for the lackluster entertainment situation on Halloween proper. It was great to
see my old friends bring down the house, as always, and to all get naughty
at one of my favorite dives. Good sweaty fun, and so many dear faces.
How did your Halloween turn out? I hope it was truly everything your heart desired!