Mmmm. I love Halloween. Oh, have I mentioned that already?
The night before I spent at Rancho Nicasio, dancing madly and tearing up occasionally as Lee Press On and the Nails performed their final show ever. That's ever and always, folks. An era is dead. Sigh. Still, for those about to commit ritual suicide, don't despair. You can still catch Lee backing up the fabulous Lesley Pressley in Viva la Diva.
I sound like a bizarre press release. A good time was had by all... There were about sixteen of us there (my friends, not total audience members - the place was packed), and we just went nuts. Deb flew in from Mexico, me from Montana, and we had one guy at our table who came from Pennsylvania, just for this show. And it was so worth it. They played all night long, and they've never sounded better.
The next night was Halloween, so I headed, already hungover, for the Castro. Maybe we just left too early, but it seemed almost... ghostlike, and not in a good way. It was not the crush that I had been expecting. And a good half of the people there were just gawkers. The best costume was sushi, and I only saw one near-naked guy. And no knifings. Tame.
We left early and went back to the apartment to get really blasted and watch Bubba Ho Tep. Much fun.
Now... I'm about to leave to fly back. I don't want to go. I've been talking about the amazing beauty of Montana, and how it just rocks, but I think I've just been trying to psych myself up. I haven't been mentioning the fact that I am broke getting broker, still don't have a bathtub, and haven't met a single person I would call friend. Okay, maybe one. I just spent a wonderful weekend with my sisters and friends, and now I don't want to leave!
We'll see. Here in the Bay Area I have a friend ready and willing to move in with me, and a possible job offer as assistant dyer in a yarn warehouse. There I have a graveyard motel job and an empty house. But there's snow! And... okay, I can't come up with an and.
Sigh. I like Montana, and I like to finish what I start, but I'm just not cheery at the moment.