So I'm looking for something fun to do tonight on Halloween. October 31 falls on a Monday this year, not exactly party night of the week here in Cleveland or anywhere else for that matter.
I get it, most bars want to get the most out of their Halloween party by scheduling it for the closest Saturday. I DJ'd such a party at Rocky River Brewing Company. It was packed. I had a blast and saw many fantastic costumes. But now I feel like wearing a costume and joining in the revelry without the responsibility of making sure the next song kills.
Typically on Monday nights I'll go to Pug Mahones in Lakewood and see Jim Tigue's Music Monday showcase. It runs 6 to 9pm and that early time slot is what I really love, except this week. I want to be handing out candy to the trick or treaters between 6 and 8pm. There's no way I'll make tonight's set.
So I've been scouring the local papers and sites for a good Halloween party that takes place on the actual night. And I can't find anything. It would seem to me there are others like me who are looking for a party. Why doesn't a bar throw two Halloween parties or become the bar known as the place to party on October 31.
Instead, I'll just keep the portable fire pit burning in my driveway, cranking the Halloween mixes on my portable player and have my own small party. You're welcome to join me. That is unless the forecast of rain holds true. Then I guess I'll have a private party inside.