Last night, I laughed as hard I’ve ever laughed before. My throat is still a little sore.
Last night, I took a three-hour both-ways car ride, and was coasting off of so much adrenaline and excitement that I didn’t even feel the usual traveller’s exhaustion.
Last night, I met a friend of mine in person for the first time.
Last night, I saw videos I had loved on YouTube, now projected onto a big screen with over a hundred other people laughing.
Last night, I saw people dressed in Halloween costumes I never thought I’d see. Costumes from The Guild, from The Legend of Neil, and more. Costumes that nobody in my neighborhood would recognize, but impressed me to no end.
Last night, I learned from a Mythbuster what it’s like to wear an official C-3P0 suit, and from another Mythbuster what it’s like to wear a fan-made Chewbacca suit. The latter was wearing said suit at the time.
Last night, I discovered a new favorite singer. I also helped her remember the words to “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything”. Oh, and I may have fallen just a little bit in love with her.
Last night, I reenacted a scene from “The Room”, one of the most infamous movies of the decade, by dressing as Zombie Tommy Wiseau and tossing a football around with Paul Sabourin (of da Vinci’s Notebook/Paul and Storm), Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy (both of MST3K/RiffTrax). But more importantly, my costume seemed to amuse them. I brought a smile to the face of performers who have put countless on mine over the years. Even if they were just humoring me, it was an amazing feeling.
Last night, I won a free pass to PAX East, just because my costume happened to be zombie-related.
Last night was the best Halloween ever.
And THAT’S why you always go to w00tstock.
Zombie Wiseau and the Epic Photobomb Massacre, featuring Adam Savage, stage manager Liz “Dammit Liz” Smith, Paul and Storm, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett. Pic by Zack DeRose.