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Hallobean Nostalgia, 1/3
Posted August 31, 2007 at 08:19:02 AM by Bean in the Hallobean category
I started unpacking Hallobean decorations this evening. As I examined each decoration, I found myself walking down a 7 year road of Hallobean memories. Take a walk with me, loyal readers, down that road, in Beanblog's first official trilogy: Hallobean Nostalgia.

The first Hallobean was in Chicago, 2000, the year after I graduated. It was a small gathering of die-hard college buddies and a few local friends. I remember that Jean dressed up like Brittney Spears, and Chad came as Tiger Woods. Chad slept on my papasan and stained it with brown face makeup. Decorations were pretty sparse that first year... mostly streamers and stuff. I did rig up a toy skeleton so that it dropped it's hatchet when you opened the door. I also got some gay ass Halloween tablecloth. We grafitti'd it up bigtim and I am pretty sure it's been marked up since then. Here are some Hallobean 1 Pics.

Hallobean 2 was in Indianapolis at Fountianhead apartments. M1 came as Koji. I didn't let him sleep on my papasan. JCTMH started helping me build stuff that year. I think we had a FCG hanging over the ledge and we built a 120V flicker box to make lights all spookey-like in the bathroom. Here's the Hallobean 2 Pics.

HB3 stands out in my mind because it was the first one Stef came to. Jean and I threw together a few good decorations that year... namely the spider skeleton and red snapper fountain. I started adding life-size skeletons to my inventory (got them here). That year, I made a Duffman costume that absolutely kicked ass. Stevie P, you seen it lately? Best costume award went to the Scooby Doo Crew. Here's my Hallobean 3 Pics.

Stay tuned for more!

Also, in highly-related news: Hallobean 8 is scheduled for October 27! Mark you calendars! More info to follow shortly.
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5 comments
Jewfish (August 31, 2007 at 08:01:52 AM):
I always thought Duffman would be a sweet costume for Halloween, but I was too lazy to ever try and put it together.

Well played.
Stef (August 31, 2007 at 10:59:05 AM):
As it was stated, I was not around for HalloBean 1 or 2, but according to the pictures Koji sure did like to hug and get pictures taken with the ladies.
Bad Andy (August 31, 2007 at 12:19:17 PM):
You forgot to mention the homemade fog machine you made at the Fountainhead
bean (August 31, 2007 at 01:21:39 PM):
He's right. It ended up in the derelict decorations pile along with my spider web spinner. Both items were highly flammable!

FYI: Hallobean link is updated.
bartow (September 13, 2007 at 10:57:07 AM):
picture 1010094 in HB-2 has to be the greatest picture ever taken.
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