Thursday, October 24, 2002
Steamboat Springs Maybe everyone likes to wear his or her costumes more than once, but for some reason, Halloween is a holiday that's celebrated over and over again.
For adults looking for a watering hole or party for their ghoulish behavior, there are plenty of options. The first parties start Saturday in Steamboat.
The Old Town Pub is hosting the Great Downtown Halloween Bash with an all-electric show by the Worried Men. There's a costume contest with lots of prizes, sponsored by B&K Distributing and KFMU. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Toys in the Attic is going disco for Halloween this Saturday. D.J. Jim is spinning the disco tunes and everyone is encouraged to dress up and participate in a costume contest.
There's no cover and costumes are optional for live music at Cantina on Saturday.
On Halloween night, nearly everyone who wants to dress up and go out has an option.
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is bringing back the tradition of a Halloween party at the Depot, with a dance and party called Dead Man's Boogie.
"They're going all out with the decorations," Erin Gilbertson said.
The theme of the night revolves around the rumored Depot ghost who lives in the old building. There will be a cash bar, a D.J. and lots of neon face paint, aimed for anyone not wearing a costume.
"If you don't have a costume, you'll get one," Gilbertson said.
Speaking of face paint, Levelz is featuring a counter-culture of face painting for its Halloween bash. The KISS cover band Hotter Than Hell is taking the stage and local band Blue Rooster is opening up.
Hotter Than Hell is billed as the only official KISS cover band and features fire breathing, blood-dripping effects, smoking guitars and pyrotechnics. Fifty-dollar bar tabs will be given away to the four people dressed most like each member of the band. Plus, everyone dressed in KISS makeup gets one free drink.
Cafiva also is throwing a party that is expected to be fun. Worried Men performs an acoustic set with a special $25 meal. A $100 gift certificate will be given to the person with the best costume.
Still, for those with a different taste, the Wolf Den Tavern is throwing a rave and giving $100 away for the best costume.
"The whole room is getting decked out," owner Alex Wolf said.
A highly anticipated appearance by D.J. Andrew Innes is the centerpiece for the evening.
"He's pretty wicked," Wolf said.
Don't take off that costume just yet. The band Sonar comes to the Wolf Den on Friday night and another $100 will go to the best dressed. Reportedly, the band is giving a car away at the show, but no one is sure of the condition the car is in.