It’s Halloween and kids and adults alike are out scaring each other half to death in order to get the most candy and other sugary treats. People are gathering to celebrate the spooky holiday together in various styles and fashions, and we at Vinyl Records Live are no different.
What better way for vinyl lovers to spend an evening together than to dress up as your favourite vintage artist and promoting your bestselling album to your peers? This concept is as simple as it’s mind-numbingly fun. The rules are as follow:
Every participant has to come dressed as their preferred idol (in full attire, naturally), accompanied by an item from their collection that features said artist. You can choose between single artists, duos or bands – one guy came dressed as the entire ensemble of KISS last year, and ended up winning first price for his imagination and execution.
Once assembled, your crew of famous look-a-likes will then be subjected to a series of grueling tests and questions meant to verify your identity. The more you know about your idol of choice, the better you’ll perform in the knowledge section. After that comes the true test of skill: the stage test. Everyone will have to perform a short bit of the most popular song belonging to the artist, with the twist of your rivals choosing the bit you’ll have to perform. This eliminates any attempts to game the system and will test your ability to improvise and entertain on the spot.
To make the competition even more challenging, each round involves a drinking contest, setting you up for much hilarity as you watch Sting or Keith Richards become more drunk as the contest progresses. You’ll even get a chance to witness an inebriated Slash make a move on Bonnie Tyler, or why not John Lennon?
A word of advice: Start the evening with the stronger beverages and level off as the competition becomes harder. This will not only weed out the fragile ones, but also ensure that the finale doesn’t devolve into a true celebrity showdown with wigs and makeup flying across the room.
To the victor goes the spoils – the full collection of the albums brought to the table.
There can only be one – go for it!