Thursday, November 1, 2018

A Monster Bash

Written by: Thomas Taylor
Performance of “I Put a Spell on You”

    On the night of October 26th, Stockton held a halloween masquerade ball at Dante Hall. The party started at 8pm, and the hall was fully decked out in spooky adornment including giant spiders and bubbling cauldrons.Stockton students were allowed to attend free of charge, but guests had to pay an $8 entrance fee. On top of having a professional DJ, a group of volunteers lip synced to a scene from the cult classic Halloween film “Hocus Pocus”, in which the three antagonists of the movie perform the song “I Put a Spell on You.” There were several activity tables in which party-goers could decorate pumpkins and make their own masks and necklaces. It wouldn’t be Halloween without candy, so the party had a candy and dessert bar and each table had a martini glass full of M&M’s.
Make your own mask table

    All of these factors helped generate an enjoyable party that was only held back because of a lack of attendance. Barely any students showed up and the ones that did scarcely stepped foot on the dance floor making the party feel dead and stale. More students attended towards the end of the party, but for a majority of the time the number of party goers barely hit double digits.This was even apparent to local party attendee, Josh Burns, who said, “I appreciate the amount of effort that was put into this party, but, because there’s barely anyone here, it still kind of feels like a Homeschooler dance.”

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