Blunt Club's Halloween - Yucca Tap Room - 10/31/2013
"Halloween is like drama club... on crack." That was Dumper Foo, the Blunt Club's resident live artist. Foo, a local celeb in his own right, came in sporting a Bob Ross afro, a paint pallet at the ready for his homage to the happy tree afficianado, Bob Floss. The Blunt Club's other organizer, host Mouse Powell, arrived as his running buddy, Dumper Two.
Photos by Jeff Moses
It was a star-studded event at The Yucca Tap Room, even if some of the stars weren't real. "Flo" from the Progressive commercials and a very realistic Joaquin Phoenix were joined by some of Phoenix's best performers, like Jason Devore of Authority Zero, Cori Rios of The Hourglass Cats, and a friend of his who may or may not have actually been Kenny G.
Blunt Club's resident DJ Pickster got the night going and the crowd moving with an hour-and-a--half set to get the juices flowing before Busdriver took the stage. "I work here every week; I'm the only resident DJ at the Blunt Club. I've known Busdriver a long long time, and I played with him overseas in Europe," he says, "and I'm a fan. So it's good, we're good."
Before Busdriver took the stage Mouse got up to award the PBR-sponsored prizes for the costume contest. Beetlejuice, Bluntman and Chronic, and Flo all went home with brand new PBR trucker caps, bandannas, beer koozies, and other fun stuff for their costuming prowess.
"I've always had a secret crush on Flo from the insurance commercials," says Powell, about his personal favorite. Some of the other costume highlights were A Tribe Called Quest, a Coors Light can knight, and the Maitlands from Beetlejuice.
Following the costume contest it was Busdriver's turn on stage, and one thing was for certain when the "Unemployed Black Astronaut" took the stage: Headliners headline. According to the fliers Kool A.D. of Das Racist was headlining, but according to the packed house during Driver's set the show's featured act went on first.
Busdriver got on stage and did what he does, providing a unique brand of hip-hop with high energy and lightening-fast delivery while looping his own beats. Every song ended with thunderous applause from the jam-packed Yucca Tap Room.