Here at my house, we have a full day of Halloween activities (and family birthdays) on tap, but it's already been a lo-o-o-ng weekend. My Girl Scouts had fun visiting the local Nursing Home party to bring some young faces to their costume party. Next year, we need to learn some pumpkin carols to sing for them - Any suggestions?
And the last night, my son's band, NonCompliant had their first "real" gig - playing for an elementary school dance. The band loved it - the kids at the party loved it - it was a wonderful experience all around! The band played two sets and an encore, judged the costume and dance contest and gave out prizes, ran across the stage giving high fives to the "groupies" with their outstretched hands... there were probably 200 people packed into the Horace Mann school last night, rocking out with the band.
...PLUS one of the dads had tour tshirts made, listing the 4 concerts they've played this year (which I have to wash for school tomorrow.) It was an empowering experience for my son, and for the band, one which we all hope will be repeated again soon. Anyone on Cape Cod need a band of 10 to 12-year-olds for your next party? They play some mean Ratt and Steppenwolf... and Green Day... and the Ramones...