|Me -Halloween - 1980|
We lived in an apartment building on Washington Avenue in Downingtown, Pennsylvania which was/is a small town thirty-seven miles west of Philadelphia. I went to the East Ward Elementary School which was also on Washington Avenue, three blocks away from where I lived. Those three blocks from our second floor apartment building to the school was my trick or treat destination at Halloween.
|Me and my friend Bob dressed as monsters - during out Philadelphia Gay Bar Tour - 1979|
After I grew out of trick or treating, I didn't dress up for Halloween. Many years went by until I got in "drag" again for Halloween. The year was 1979. I talked my good friend Bob into going out with me dressed as Frankenstein (he) and me as a vampire. We planned to hit the gay bars that had Halloween parties. We had a ball! In fact we had such a good time that we went out two nights in a row. The second night I went as The Wolfman.
|"Frankie" feeling my ass|
|Me and my friend Bob at the Philadelphia Gay Community Center - 1979 - look at those teeth!|
Bob and I continued on our Bar Tour and ended up at the Midway Bar on 13th Street. By this time I was feeling NO PAIN and very VULNERABLE. I think I made it home alone that night. Not sure though, much of the night was a blur.
|"Miss Piggy" hugs an unmasked Wolfman|
|An "accidental" collage of me (bottom left), Miss Piggy and friend (middle) and my friend Bob (on the right)|
|Me in work drag (my bank job) - celebrating the Philadelphia Phillies 1980 World Series win|