The high costs of Halloween
I hope you survived Halloween.
By the time you add up the price of costumes, house decorations and buckets of sweets and treats, it costs a small fortune but at least the kids are happy!
Most of theYour Radio team dressed up on Tuesday for a spooky day in the studios and office. I think the security guard freaked out when John Scott arrived in the darkness at 5am on Tuesday morning dressed as Dracula.
John is doing a great job of looking after midweek breakfast at the moment and, unlike a vampire , rises with the aid of three alarms clocks.
Derek McIntyre presented his special scaryTopTen at 10 as a zombie and I was dressed as a skeleton.
We had the office looking fiendishly fab and had a laugh dooking for apples.
We recorded listeners telling us Halloween jokes and played them during the day on October 31.
Both adults and children got into the spooky spirit with a ghoulishly bad selection of terrible jokes like... Which ghost is the best dancer?The BOOGIE man!
It was a great reaction from our listeners and thanks to all who took the time to send us the audio to play onYour Radio.
I have often mentioned the fact that we get many famous names in theYour Radio studios, and last week, we were visited by James Dean!
However, this James Dean had no connection with the famous film star of the 1950s, but was the festival organiser for the Galoshans Festival, which has been held across the river during the past week.
Galoshans is apparently a local Inverclyde word for guising’so when they say they’ll‘go galoshans’it just means they’re going to go guising.
Originally, the less well-off members of society in the area used to ‘go galoshans’to the well-off and perform a short play, in the hope of earning a few coins, some food, or maybe even a wee dram.
The festival has been going three years now, and is a successful attempt to get back to the Scottish Halloween traditions, and away from the American‘trick or treat’culture.
By way of complete contrast, my colleague Mike McLean has been chatting to the Englishman who is recognised as the world’s Ultimate ElvisTribute Artist, a title he won five years ago in Memphis.
His name is Ben Portsmouth, and he’s at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall on Friday, November 10, with his Taking Care of Elvis Band.
You can hear him chatting on Mike’sVinyl Frontier show this Sunday between 7pm and 10pm, only onYour Radio.There may even be a chance to win a couple of tickets to the show, who knows?
Catch you on my midweek Drivetime show, 3pm to 7pm on 103 and 106.9 FMYour Radio.
Scary 10 Derek McIntyre