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Friday, October 28, 2016

I Remember Halloween

Hello everybody, welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official blog of 3D In Your Face and The Midnight Devils.  We have so much going on this weekend and it just all piled up in the last few days.  First and foremost we will all celebrating Halloween this weekend.  You know you wait all year long for the big Halloween celebration.  It's the one day the playing field is equal and only the best man or zombie will walk away from the party in better shape then when they arrived.  So what's going on this weekend.  I am so excited to tell you that today I will be heading back to my hometown of Fremont, NE.  I will be doing a very special Glam Halloween Rock or Bust DJ set at Tin Lizzy's Tavern in Fremont 9pm - 1am.  That's right you heard best.  Expect this to be like a live radio broadcast except add liquor, family, and The Jager Girls.  I will be spinning glam, sleaze, punk, metal, classic rock, and even a few oldies.  It's going to be one hell of a rock n roll party.  Then Saturday The Midnight Devils Tour kicks back up for a double header in Fremont.  At 2:30 PM we will be doing an early show at The Fremont Mall for The Fremont Monster Walk.  This is a great event that gives underprivileged children a safe and reliable place to Trick or Treat.  All proceeds are going to The Low Income Ministries in Fremont.  Then later in the evening we head to the adult party.  We are making a return visit to one of the first bars that gave The Midnight Devils a chance, not to mention I broke the railing of the bar during a show one night.  RD's Place is going to be packed to the rafters with the wildest Halloween Party in Fremont.  We will be doing a costume contest at midnight so dress to win.

Tuesday, Nov. 1st  Sniper and I will be doing a live radio interview at 12 PM CST with Lunatic Fist on Regal Rock Radio,  We have been receiving some great radio support from stations all over the world.  We can't thank all those DJ's enough for spinning our records.  You guys are keeping the spirit of Rock n Roll alive.

On to the Halloween festivities.  I love this holiday and I know so many of you do too.  This was one of the first times I actually had the guts to dress up like Gene Simmons.  I figured I could get away with it without my dad flying off the handle.  I must have been 13 or 14 and my cousin Mel took me to Omaha to go costume shopping.  I wanted the full outfit and at the store they had one for $700.  I settled on a cheap black wig and the official kiss makeup kit.  I thought well hell I could go as Gene Simmons from the Dressed To Kill album cover.  Everyone knows that album cover.  It's like my Abbey Road.  Nobody got it and I was stuck walking around the neighborhood in a suit and pants with a wig and makeup smeared across my face.  I think this was the last time I went out Trick or Treating but I still made off with pillow cases full of candy.  At 14 you can walk forever and knock on every door in the city.  That was the first time I took a trip to the painted side.  I then realized it was cool as hell or at least cool to me and my friends.  We would paint our faces for any event.  Basketball games, school dances,  Tuesday night.  It was insanity but we loved the attention it got us.  Plus we were actually huge KISS nerds so do you ever really need an excuse?

The reason I love Halloween is because it lets everyone, even me, explore outside the comfort zone.  Granted playing in a band for all these years we are always at the office but that's the best part.  We become part of the party.  We get to be the soundtrack and watch all the madness unfold.  It's perfect.  You just wait for Sunday morning when all the party animals are doing the walk of shame in a naughty Batman costume.  I told you level playing field.  It's still a goal of mine to find a full KISS costume but I probably wouldn't even wear it.  I have one of those apartments that are top to bottom KISS collectibles.  My mom walked in the other day and said "Geeze Sam you really have a lot of KISS merch."  I told her I haven't thrown any away since I moved out of your basement 12 years ago.  I can't wait to see what the weekend brings and believe me there will be lots of pictures and videos.  Keep checking our social media accounts if you can't make any of the shows and don't forget to make my radio show, HAIR IN THE AIR, part of your Halloween fun.  It's airs Saturday night at 10 PM on 101.9 The Keg.


Sam Spade

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