Monday, October 29, 2012

The "Joys" of Halloween

I think every year I post about how much I dislike working on and around Halloween. Now, don't get me wrong, I love the holiday itself, I just don't like working on it.

You see, as a performer (or enviromental entertainer as my job description says), I have to stroll around doing magic in costume at the Venetian.  Now for 51 weeks out of the year, this is fun, and it is very obvious that I work there... but then there's that one week where everyone thinks that I'm dressed up a little too early for the Halloween festivities. People come up and ask me where they can get a costume like that, or when I need to move people out of the way of the stilt walker, they just look at me like I'm nuts, when all I'm trying to do is keep their children from being stepped on.

Now as a kid, I loved dressing up, going door to door and getting candy, and having my parents pretend that they didn't recognize me in costume.  And today, I still love giving out candy at the door (unfortunately my neighborhood doesn't have very many kids, but I keep the goodies stocked just in case). I don't dress up anymore, unless I'm going to a party. Dressing up every day kind of kills the thrill of the Halloween costume.

This year, I'm off on the actual day, but I do have to work the day before, which is slightly less bad, and soon I'll be back to working just another regular day. Hopefully more than 2 kids will come to my door this year... I give out huge handfuls of candy so I don't get stuck with so many sweets the next day.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you have Halloween night off. Wishing you a friendly bunch of trick-or-treaters and some much-needed R&R.


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