Halloween in the Summer?!
As you may know, Ashes and I love Halloween; we have our decorations up all year round and seeing various trinkets, figures, and other ornamentations in stores make us happy. So when we were invited to Halloween in the Summer put on by BMG Events, we knew there was no way we were going to miss it. Hell, Ashes even bought me a brand-new shark suit just for this occasion! She also (as usual) did some amazing makeup to complete her transformation into Jem (she doesn’t, contrary to popular belief, have access to Synergy or hologram technology- it’s all her talent with cosmetics).
So we took a ride down to Providence to the Shelter Arcade Bar. I wasn’t overly sure why it was called “Shelter” until we arrived, and I saw the clear parallels to a fallout shelter – most notably the triple-bladed symbol for radiation. Upon entering we were warmly greeted by the host of the evening, Briana Gonsalves. We had met Briana at Scare-A-Con and have since bonded over our mutual love of horror, cats, and Halloween.
Briana was not alone, however, as she was joined by James and Dan, the fine folks over at It Came From the 508 Productions who provided the awesome prizes for the $1 per ticket raffle that was drawn every half hour. There were horror Blu-rays, DVDs and VHS tapes, action figures, Funko Pop!s and more! Ashes and I each got ten tickets, and I won the Freddy Krueger glove replica and she won and snagged the Blu-ray of Us that we needed to add to our collection. We also grabbed a Blu-ray copy of “One Last Kill”, the movie that the studio had put out last year. I’ll be doing a review for it soon.
This was incredibly fun, and there were a lot of interesting folks, almost all of them dressed up as different characters. Not only that, but the arcade had some of my favorite games from my childhood like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Simpsons, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II and more. The best part of the games? Each one was only a quarter! That really appealed to my inner child. The part that appealed to me as an adult was the various themed cocktails such as the South Park, the Addams Family and the one that I had, the Homer Simpson.
Ashes and I each had a great time at this event, it was so much fun, well-organized and well-attended. Briana, who is the driving force behind BMG Events, did a fantastic job with everything. She was energetic, enthusiastic, and exuberant when it came to the interactions she had with everyone and especially when she had the microphone in her hand.
Ashes and I both strongly recommend that if you can make it to one of these events in the future, you do so! This was an absolute blast, and the time passed far too quickly for my liking! We were there for almost 3 ½ hours, but it didn’t feel like that because we were having such a good time. By now you’re probably wondering how you too can experience such an awesome evening and lucky for you, I’m in a sharing mood and will post the links below! We hope to see you at some (well, all) future events!
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