This is Halloween...

Welcome to our nightmares and fantastical dreams.

Each year for a few we've done something over the top in our garage on Halloween while tying in a snapshot of the story of God Himself from some pretty unique angles. Preachy? Not so much. Bizarre? Sure, why not?

I learned from the best long ago, generosity gets attention. (No matter where you lived in my neighborhood growing up, on the last day of October you visited the guy handing out Happy Apples.) We also know people love a show. So we try to go big with both.

Here you'll see what a classic rock couple with a taste for the creepy and strange can do with a regular garage, a little imagination and a lot of time.


2006: The Phantom of the Opera

Or should we say the Phantom of the Garage? This was our first attempt at anything fancy, and our official year one. Fitting, as Phantom is one of the few musicals either of us will pay money to see, and "music" and "creepy" are big things in our house.

> Tricks & Treats
Using half our garage, we created a nice set with some eerie props, a lot of candles and a keyboard magically transformed into a "pipe organ."

A borrowed Phantom mask and a couple of capes later, the man of the house played keys as the lady, who wasn't quite so menacing for the smaller ones, passed out the treats.

Behold, one of the few photos captured...

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