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Crooked Coast Halloween Party, Featuring The Falmouth Fire Department – Music VIDEO

FALMOUTH – An epic Halloween party, hosted by Crooked Coast, was unfolding at the Coonamessett Inn when an overambitious rock & roll fog machine set off the fire alarm and made the night even more interesting.

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One comment we heard: “They win best costume award.”

There was so much that was perfect about how this all unfolded, especially that no one was hurt and the fire department ensured everyone was safe and even got the party back up and running in a reasonable time.

Rich Rogers, one of the organizers of the event, explained what happened in the above video.

Among the poetic parts of the night was the fact that all four members of Crooked Coast – Luke Vose on guitar and vocals, John McNamara on guitar and vocals, Ben Elder on bass, and the very impressive Shaqed Druyan on drums, were all dressed at one point as flamboyant TV chef Guy Fieri, whom I will always think of as the subject of the greatest restaurant review ever written.

But I digress. Or maybe I don’t as there seemed to be beautiful symmetry in a Guy Fieri-dressed band setting off the smoke alarms.

And then there was the song they were playing when the alarm went off, “Dancing With The Dead,” which has a very Halloween musical vibe. Add in the creative costumes, dancers and light show, and it was a night to remember.

On other note about this song. The lyrics are essentially a love letter to a deceased loved one and an urge to keep dancing. When I pay attention to the words, it never fails to move me. Thanks for the memories.

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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